This should be in the fixed lens digital compact forum, but I can't start a thread in there.
As you may know, I got accused of taking pictures, at work. They cannot stop me from photographing, as the firm invites us all to send in our best pictures of work. And my accuser, upon visiting my blog, immediately withdrew his accusation. The upshot is, my 'immediate superior' has asked me not to carry my camera on a strap. I was using a fuji XE-2, with the 18 mm and lens hood, tucked under my coat...
So now I need a camera that fits in my pocket, and on this gear mad forum, I stumbled across the Ricoh GR. 28mm equivalent, APS-C, perfect. After a week-long struggle of reviews, comparisons with its younger sibling, chasing prices, and discovering empty stocks, I got my greedy paws on a second hand GR.
It is a revelation. I'm taken in by the fully one-handed operation, the free customisation, and most of all the Snap Focus feature, a really smart use of zone focus in a digital camera. As a black and white aficionado I am charmed by the noisy grain at higher ISO's.
A promising start with a new camera :
Best of all, I deeply enjoy a schoolboys pride in shooting a camera that has Daido Moriyama's soul in it.