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  1. Andrew Russell

    Hi Matt. Great, informative video! I'm in a bit of a quandary, as I've been using my Nikon D3300 for street and it's fine but I want a) the convenience of a camera that I can carry anywhere and b) a less obtrusive camera (my Sigma 10-20mm wide angle which is my go to lens, is rather prominent). My choice lies between the Ricoh GR and the Sony RX100 range. I wondered whether you had any pointers, as the Sony would definitely offer more versatility but I've no idea regarding it's suitability for street photography.

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  2. canturgan

    I find that I use the Ricoh more than any other camera I have owned, I have a 5DMK2 a 1DS, a G9, a GH4 and many others but the Ricoh is the best for street, I'm wearing it out.

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  3. Arnab Basu

    hi i m Arnab.I want to buy a new dslr camera.plz suggest me between canon 700d or nikon d5200?

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  4. Detective667

    Still the Ricoh would be a good companion for your Fuji. Size, speed and overall quality is just perfect. Don't you regret?

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  5. TheTechnoLand

    I had an XT1.
    I am going to get the gr in the mail in a few days. How is gr compared to x100t if you know..

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  6. ralph gull

    Another solution may be to simply stop shooting bands moving so much their heads, because genrally speaking, they don't produce real great stuff, or do they ?
    Thanks 😉

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  7. Paddy Williams

    I'm doing the opposite, selling my x pro with 35mm to get the gr. The size of the gr appeals to me more, have used the film bodies of it and always have a mju so this seems more fitting for me

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  8. Michael Faraday

    Best of luck Matt, will be interesting to see how it goes.

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  9. William Knight

    I am excited myself about the x70 but I have the x100s but if I did not I would like to have it, looked at the GR as a pocket camera. These new Fuji lens seem incredible.

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  10. William Knight

    Matt, cool sorry I didn't see the date. How do you like the x pro 1 I want the x pro 2 but think I will wait for the xt-2 I have almost bought the x pro 1 recently because it is under $500 in states. I love my x100s I am undecided between XP2 and XT2

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  11. William Knight

    Go for the xpro2 or if you need small there is a new Fuji touch screen you can change lens that is same size as GR that has wifi

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  12. Michelle T. Delos Reyes

    I'm new to street photography. I mostly shoot with my dslr with a fix 24 mm lens but it's still too bulky. Im thinking of getting Fuji Xt1 but money is an issue. Will this be a good alternative?

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  13. Mia Priandita

    Hi Matt, I want to buy a camera that's good for travelling, going on gigs, taking videos and scenery. Which one do you think is the best one, Fujifilm XT-10 or Ricoh GR? I'm really confused haha please reply 🙂 Thanks a lot!!

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  14. Cary Lee

    I shot using my xpro1 with 55-200 zoom with a high 400 iso but with a high shutter speed for outdoor. but for low light I prefer to use my XE2 over the Xpro1 when shooting in low light and higher iso and high shutter speed…above 320 shutter speed. . and I shoot raw. but jpeg is awesome. I'm waiting for the new firmware update for the XE2 and also looking forward to the Xpro2. I prefer rangefinder style over DSLR so to my use both eyes for focusing and for composition.

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  15. Saurat

    So Matt, one year on from this video how did this choice pan out for you? Actually I'm just thinking of buying a GR for all the qualities you mention. I do a lot of landscape work and so the wide-angle fixed lens of the Ricoh is no problem as I generally stay wide anyway, and when I'm climbing up a 3000ft mountain in the snow something I can whip out of my pocket is ideal! The X-Pro 1 is a substantially larger camera even with the smallest lens, certainly not pocketable. If you had to sell the GR to fund the new purchase, fair enough, but it's not like-for-like replacement. My guess is you spend a lot of time gazing into the bottom of a pint glass, tears welling up for your old, lost love?

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  16. IWBVS

    how does the GR II do for indoor shooting with no flash and some normal movements?

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  17. Emmet Kowler

    I learned photography on my dad's old Canon Digital Rebel (I think it's the 300D in the UK) with an adapted 55mm Takumar and I still own that lens to this day. It's a lovely, beautifully flawed piece of glass. If you're a photographer looking to play with some new glass but don't have the cash to shell out for something fancier, I can't recommend enough the experience of buying old M42 glass and an $8 adapter. It'll get you an extra leg up if you're looking to replicate that "film look" and it's just wicked fun and challenging to use.

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  18. Girish Menon

    Is this camera good enough to give you 20×30 inch archival quality prints?

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  19. Gary C

    I have used both x100T and x100s… I sold both and come back to GR. That explained which I preferred. 🙂 GR is perfected for street use.

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  20. Xperience-Media

    They're so cheap now  with great quality, I'm definitely thinking of getting as a carry round

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  21. tallaganda83

    Xt1 mate its a beast, one of the best cameras ever made, great viewfinder, same lenses as xpro 1, and i feel Fuji are going places, im considering a swap for my d600, i travel a lot to SE Asia, and its hot and crowded, so i need a small easy to carry camera that doesnt compromise on quality too much.

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  22. Paranoid Android

    is not having a viewfinder not a big limitation for street photography?

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  23. Bobby Bohanorah

    I went in the opposite direction, I find the GR much better for street. The Xpro 1 is too fiddly for me; I like to be able to quickly change the shutter speed while looking through the viewfinder, instead of fannying around with an old style dial. The Ricoh is sooo much smaller, you can literally carry it everywhere. I guess the xpro 1 is a more competent all round dslr/compact alternative though.  For gigs, portraiture, still life etc the fuji wins, but as pocket camera for street photography,,,,, GR all the way baby!

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  24. Matt Widgery Photography

    +brianminkc you have replies disabled so I don't know if you'll see this but trust me you can't take a D300 to 6400 ISO. Natively it only goes up to 3200 and even that is a mess. Hi 1 (6400) is like grainy cctv footage. NR software will smooth it out but it will look cartoonish and soft. If that's the look you're going for then great but I don't like to take that camera beyond about 1100 ISO and even that is pushing it. Personal taste though brother. It's not a bad idea as you insinuate though.

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  25. brianminkc

    wow.  no this is not a good idea.  With noise reduction software now available you can take that D300 to 6400 with no problem.

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  26. mehdi helali

    J'aime pas son t-shirt et je ne comprend pas l'anglais,dommage .

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  27. Sergio Lopez, Jr.

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Man, I really like this camera. I'm looking into getting one, but I've heard and read a lot about dust showing up on the sensor and, unfortunately, Ricoh or Pentax or whoever doesn't offer any services, like sensor cleaning. Anyway, I just wanted to know if you ever had any problems with dusk.

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  28. Scott Zinda

    I just sold my GR and I know I will miss it, but I dont have unlimited funds.  Currently I am shooting with the Panasonic FZ1000 and I am blown away by how good it is.  I have done amazing paid work with it too.  But I am considering an OM-D or Fuji for higher ISO stuff too.  I am curious why you didnt get the XT-1 with phase detect.  I am guessing your banking on getting it done with the pro at a lower price and your probably right. 

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  29. Ricardo Hernandez

    Matt, I can tell you right now you will miss the Ricoh GR.  Don't get me wrong- the X1 Pro and what Fuji is doing is indeed fantastic (got an X-E1 myself).  But the size, weight, pocket convenience with APS-C sensor, and operational speed for street life of the Ricoh GR is much much better than the Fuji (I would even dare say any Fuji including the X-T1).  

    You were carrying the Ricoh GR all the time because it's ergonomically sound, fast, and fits in a pocket. And you say you like wide angle (I don't, it's my only issue with it really). 

    You will miss it man.  The X1 Pro is not going to be a substitute for it.

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