Unboxing and Review of the Ricoh GR1s Film Point-and-Shoot for Street Photography

Just got a new minty Ricoh GR1s film P&S camera in the mail from Bellamy Hunt (Japan Camera Hunter). Unfortunately the LCD screen got a bit damaged en-route from Tokyo to Australia. Bellamy is getting it fixed for me now!

If you want to find out more about the Ricoh GR-series, check out this Ricoh buyer’s guide by Bellamy.

Thanks to Misho Baranovic for recording!

If you need a film Leica, lens, Ricoh, or whatever camera or lens from Tokyo, contact Bellamy Hunt at hunts.of.tokyo@gmail.com

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Comments

  1. F'KIMG says

    Nice Eric !

    ***** FILM *****

    I completely understand, Im 95%+PLUS all film now myself. Only thing keeping me “sensor-d” is a X100. Not knocking the X100, I just don’t use it much after I went back to using/developing/scanning film.

  2. says

    Congratulations on your GR1s, one of the nicest P&S cameras ever made. The more I use my Canon 5D MkII (in work mostly) the more I want a small compact camera for shooting outside of work. But sadly you’re so limited by e.g. the Canon S95′s small sensor, which is sad since that is a great camera otherwise – and SMALL!

  3. Isoterica says

    Eric, tell me you didn’t get rid of your grandfather’s Contax IIIa??!! You didn’t mention it in your list.

  4. Seanmarclee says

    welcome to the darkside! (or lightside). i’ve been happily using my gr1 since 2007. I strangely found one used for $100 in LA! with a broken LCD -had it repaired for $82 at Criscam in Arizona, and then while I was in Tokyo in 2008, had it break on me again when it turned on in my bag compressing the front lens! Of course, since I was in Tokyo, I walked right into the Ginza Ricoh Repair shop, new lens and updated button (from gr1v) for another $100….

    still my favorite compact film camera. I’ve had prints drum scanned and blown up to 34×57 and it’s amazingly sharp!

    http://seanmarclee.tumblr.com

  5. Zhemin says

    Just picked up a GR1V (Black) from the market for 1.80 AUD ;’D
    Near Mint!!, Other then the Top LCD and displays in the viewfinder are doing the usual

    But hey, my GR1s (Silver) Cost me 200x$1.80 ;’D

    NExt up GR21 for $1.85!!!

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