Similar quality compact camera to Ricoh GR1V ?

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Boo, Aug 1, 2004.

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    Boo Guest

    Hi,

    I'm a hiker and have suffered from
    if-I'm-going-to-finish-this-trip-I'm-going-to-have-to-send-back-all-my-photography-gear
    syndrome in the past. At the time I looked around and decided that a
    Ricoh GR1V / G21 would fit the bill but then I spend a few years without
    the wherewithall to buy one. And now they don't make them any more :-(

    I'm also pursuing the second-hand eBay route for a Ricoh, but if this
    fails me can anyone recommend a camera with a similar quality wide-angle
    (at least 28mm) lens that is still being made ? Weight and size are of
    the ultimate importance as is lens quality and suitability for landscape
    photography. Light-weight is much more important to me than a zoom lens.


    Thanks,
     
    Boo, Aug 1, 2004
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    Mark Dunn, Aug 2, 2004
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    That link doesn't work. Yashica Electro 35 on Ebay.
     
    Mark Dunn, Aug 2, 2004
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    John Fryatt Guest

    I don't think those Yashicas have interchangeable lenses.

    As far as I know, they have quite respectable lenses, but they are also
    quite big, and far less neat and compact than the GR1V.

    If you are considering an older rangefinder camera, this site might be
    interesting.
    http://www.cameraquest.com/classics.htm
    Scroll down a bit, to the heading 'Compact 35s'.

    Personally, I like the Olympus 35RD.

    John
     
    John Fryatt, Aug 2, 2004
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    David Guest

    That link doesn't work. Yashica Electro 35 on Ebay.

    You're the seller, right ?

    To sidestep your adroit redefinition of the problem domain I am
    looking for a lightweight, high-quality, new (still in manufacture)
    wide-angle (>28mm) 35mm compact camera to use in place of a Ricoh
    GR1V. The link you posted was for a non-working second-hand 45mm
    camera.

    Thanks anyway,

    David
     
    David, Aug 2, 2004
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  6. I have a GR-1 if you're interested. Mint condition aside from some
    fingernail scuffing around the on/off switch.
     
    Stewart Pinkerton, Aug 2, 2004
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    No, I'm not the seller. Didn't know it wasn't working. Just trying to be
    helpful. Haven't been accused of adroitness for a long time. Puffing one's
    own item would, I imagine, be a breach of NG etiquette. If I had one in that
    condition, I'd keep it, not give it away.
     
    Mark Dunn, Aug 2, 2004
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    No. But I have an ancient memory of a Japanese rangefinder which did. Can
    anyone else remember it?
     
    Mark Dunn, Aug 2, 2004
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  9. Not the legendary Nikon S3, perchance?
     
    Stewart Pinkerton, Aug 2, 2004
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    Pete Guest

    Me too. Tough as old boots took a lot of stick and still
    performed well.
    [snip]
     
    Pete, Aug 2, 2004
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