Ricoh GR1 experts: please advise!

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Newbie, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Newbie

    Newbie Guest

    I recently bought a used Ricoh GR1v camera on ebay. I need your help in
    tweaking it a little:

    1. The camera comes with a lens hood. Do you leave yours on all the
    time, off all the time, or do you carry it around separately?

    2. What kind of store, real or online, would you go to in order to buy
    a case and neck-strap for this camera? Would you try camera stores, or
    cell phone stores, or Walmart/Target etc?

    The camera came with a wrist strap, but I'd be more comfortable with a
    longer one that can serve as a neck-strap.

    It did not come with any case. I have the suggestions posted in another
    thread. I suppose the choice of case would depend on the answer to the
    lens hood issue as well. If I leave the hood on, then I'd need a fatter

    Basically I prefer a very light and rugged case that would protect the
    camera from rubs and nicks (padding is not very important). However, I
    am open to one which has just enough extra room for a film, battery,
    etc., but in a separate compartment, so they don't rub against the
    Newbie, Aug 5, 2004
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    Bandicoot Guest

    I carry it separately. I just have a feeling it may be liable to damage if
    left on the camera all the time - given the right choice of case, though,
    this might not apply.
    I'd look at the LowePro range, but also anywhere else that might have
    something - don't think I'd limit myself to looking in just one place or
    type of place, since case choice is a pretty personal thing and the wider
    the range there is to choose from the better.
    OpTech makes some nice neoprene neckstraps with 'loop' ends that would
    work - I have one on one of my lightmeters and it is very good. I use the
    wrist strap with my GR1v though.

    Bandicoot, Aug 6, 2004
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    howard Guest

    Hey, that's the best post I've seen since Miro tried.


    "I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends
    went to the funeral in one car" - Steve Wright
    howard, Aug 6, 2004
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