Ricoh GR III Owners Thread

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Well, having read the posts, I am none the wiser really - what I wanted to know is have Ricoh fitted and seals to the extending lens and made it weatherproof/dustproof. I am aware that with past models there was an issue with dust ingress (as with other extending lens cameras)
I`ve got the GRII but will be keeping it in a case, on another forum one member says using Snap mode might help keep the dust out.
 
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I’ll have a look for some of my high ISO files Mark.

I know when I was sussing it out, I think I shot accidentally at 6400. I know I shot a fair bit at 3200 too. I thought I’d capped the ISO at 1600 but obviously hadn’t.
 
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Well, having read the posts, I am none the wiser really - what I wanted to know is have Ricoh fitted and seals to the extending lens and made it weatherproof/dustproof. I am aware that with past models there was an issue with dust ingress (as with other extending lens cameras)
No dustproofing/weatherproofing, though it has a dust removal function which uses the shake reduction to shake the sensor. Not sure where any dust goes. Time will tell; my original GR went 5 years before I had an issue with dust, and I was living in the Middle East most of that time, and took the camera everywhere with me, often just slung in a pocket or in the tank bag on my motorcycle.

I've already lost the blue lens ring; I have seen on several forums that losing lens rings on the GRIII seems to be a common problem. Anyone else lost theirs?
 
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No dustproofing/weatherproofing, though it has a dust removal function which uses the shake reduction to shake the sensor. Not sure where any dust goes. Time will tell; my original GR went 5 years before I had an issue with dust, and I was living in the Middle East most of that time, and took the camera everywhere with me, often just slung in a pocket or in the tank bag on my motorcycle.

I've already lost the blue lens ring; I have seen on several forums that losing lens rings on the GRIII seems to be a common problem. Anyone else lost theirs?
At least (AFAIK) Ricoh lenses don’t suffer from flies crawling into them unlike Canon’s
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2019/04/removing-fly-from-weather-sealed-canon-70-200mm/:exit:
 
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How is the GR3's dynamic range compared to the GR2 or more importantly something like a Fuji XT2?
I've loved and used my GR2 for 5 years now, but tend to take my XT2 with 16mm for more 'important occasions' as I know I can do more in post - pulling sky detail etc. If the GR3 can give me the same level of dynamic range as the XT2 it would be great.
 
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Ricoh fanboy checking in to this thread. Thanks @sphexx above for the Don Springer tip. I like him.

My GR gets used everyday (the GR1s, GRD, GXR mostly sit on the shelf) and the GRII didn’t tempt me but the GRIII is definitely calling loud and clear. I reckon I can hold out for a month or two but then the inevitable will happen.
 
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