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A guide to disassembling the Ricoh GR for sensor cleaning by Jamie Collinson

The Ricoh GR is an excellent camera. A camera which has managed to displace all my former dalliances due to it’s small size, near-perfect ergonomics and incredible performance. But it does have a design flaw. Dust gets sucked into the lens assembly far too easily. On a recent trip I found lots of annoying dust spots. This is easy to fix, but tedious when you need to go through every. Single. Frame.I’d heard that cleaning the sensor wasn’t too difficult, but the best guide I found online was missing some details. I thought I’d put together a full guide with pictures. PreparationsRemove the memory card and batteryPrepare your toolsRicoh GRCrosshead screwdriverSomething thin and flat - I used a couple of flathead screwdriver heads[optional] Tweezers to assist in unpinning a data cable Removing the back panel screws There are 5 screws to remove before you can separate the front and back halves of the camera. Four are externally visible, but one is hidden underneath the handgrip. Start by u…

Why I Still Love Shooting with my Ricoh GR by Bigheadtaco

When I went to Hong Kong in the summer, I announced on my YouTube channel that I wasn't going to take my personal Ricoh GR. It was a tough decision, but I had my reasons (I explain it in this video). People thought I was giving up on my Ricoh GR, that I was a total Fujifilm and Leica convert. This couldn't have been further from the truth. I don't own any Fujifilm or Leica gear, I just review them. Yes most of my videos are about these two brands, but that's because I review cameras, that's my job. My Hong Kong trip was for work and there was no personal time to take my own pictures for myself. That's why the GR stayed at home. A month later I took off to Osaka with my wife to visit my little brother and his family. Guess what? I took my Ricoh GR in conjunction with the Fujifilm X-T2 and XF 23mm f/2 WR. Did I have fun with the GR and was it still a significant photographic tool? Yes and yes!
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