Tomorrow, March 28, Ricoh will release new firmware updates for the GXR and the GRDIII. These latest firmware for the GRDIII will give an indication of some the standard features of the later this year to be announced GRDIV. And how the GRDIV will be, I just don’t know. Only Ricoh Japan knows it, but we can only speculate. I just don’t know how much sense it makes to do so. The camera is probably already getting into final stage and we in the West have different expectations than Ricoh’s main customers in Japan.
Thankfully the current GRDIII is still an amazing camera and I am glad it is so small and lightweight with my current back conditions.
The photographs of this ongoing project will also be updated here.
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma