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INFORMAL RICOH GR REVIEW: DISCUSSION WITH 4 PHOTOGRAPHERS by Olivier Duong

Don Springer and I are creators of Street Presets and Inspired Eye, we found it useful to describe his experiences with the Ricoh GR in a conversational way, like we do in the magazine. Further down I’ll invite some other Ricoh GR owners for a discussion: Ray Sachs, Wouter Brandsma, Craig Atkinson
Don, how long have you been a Ricoh user?
Well, I guess since 1969. I was using a Leica m4 and a Nikon F when I was in Nam. The Leica was THE camera for many reasons. The Nikon F was a tank and unfortunately, it weighed like a tank. There was a shooter, camera shooter, from Australia naked Jock. He gave me the Ricoh TLS with a few lenses. It was ½ the weight of the Nikon. Great dependable camera.
Which ones of the GRD Series did you own?
I actually owned them all at one time or another. For me, Ricoh really got it together with the GRD3. That camera was and still is amazing. Then I got the GRD4 and well, words don’t exist to describe how good that camera is.

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