I thought I'd love the Ricoh GR's but am now having misgivings. I bought both the GR III and GR IIIx thinking they'd be great travel cameras. Now after several months I have a speck of dust on the GR III that is visible in the 28mm and 35 mm settings, it is not on the 50 as it is out of view of the sensor. So I check on a repair and it the standard repair is something like $365. I have owned many point and shoots with fixed lenses and have never experienced this problem with much, much cheaper cameras. What's their problem with sealing these cameras against dust. I have always had the sensor cleaner "on" for both start up and off. Now I own a camera essentially with a 50 mm lens as the other foccal lengths are useable. I am reluctant to have this camera cleaned as it appears that they have inadequate sealling and I could be in the same boat a couple months from now and it would be a waste of money. I'd then own essentially a disposable camera. I have contacted Ricoh through their customer support and all I have gotten is a "canned" email with the address of their repair shop. No help them. It is very frustratiing. Has anyone had a similar problem with their cusotmer service? This seems like something that shouldn't be an issue on a $1000 point and shoot, I probably have 4000 actuations and haven't travelled with the thing yet. I live in the midwest of the US so it is not a tradtionally dusty area. Anyone take their GR apart on their own and clean it? What;s the word out there about dust problems with these cameras? I am new to the forum and perhaps I should have looked at the issues wih these cameras before spendeing any money on them. Anyone with advice on this issue, either with dealing with the company or the camera?