Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Ricoh GR1 v. Hexar AF
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 10:50:16 -0500

I can't compare it to the Hexar, but the GR1 is the camera that usually 
goes into my jacket pocket when I'm going to some family function and don't 
want to take a bag full of gear.  Very thin, a great lens that's well 
protected when the camera is closed, and a flash mode switch that stays 
where you put it until you decide to move it again - a very big deal in my 
book.  I also like the idea of the countdown film counter - not that I 
would EVER open a camera back when there's film in it, oh no not ME - but 
just in case I ever DID a thing like that I appreciate the fact that with 
the Ricoh I'd only lose about the last frame I took, with the others being 
safely rewound into the cassette.

If you can get one in hand, I'd recommend playing with it for a while.  I'd 
bet you'll like it.


At 5/12/2002 11:21 AM -0400, Ernie nitka wrote:
>Just discovered the Ricoh GR1 on the web - would appreciate any comments on
>this camera esp. from folks that have used it or in comparison to the Hexar

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