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Placed order at Adorama

KaRoy

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Price with shipping $713. Won't be shipping until end of Nov. I know many will find it cheaper, but this is about a love affair, so don't rub it in, ok? :oops:

3 weeks and counting (down)...
 
Early adopters pay more but they get their fun for longer - they also get the right to gloat a bit and tell others about their new toy.

I am serious about using my GR-D and the grip has a serious wear patina (but far from "worn out") - which looks rather cool and professional - I am as happy as that Larry with my GR-D and I see no real need to replace it.

However the GR-D is pretty good and the GR-DII can only make it nicer. Unlike many new camera releases it is a quiet subtle improvement. Ricoh have not found it necessary to put big badges, or flahy chrome or even change the colour in the new model. The GR-D is not automatically superseded and made look "old fashioned". Part of the Ricoh compact with their clients - bring out a practical good looking camera and then protect the investment of their customers.

No planned obsolescence here. You can buy any model Ricoh and expect it to be good-looking, practical and useful for years to come. Should be a major selling point if we could only realise this and Ricoh could get that message out to to the non-converted.

I am glad in a way that the GR-DII is not rocking the internet with the "new model good news" it allows Ricoh to quietly fill up the stores with the camera and to keep up the steady pace. The older model will remain supplementary to the new model and not be immediately obsoleted and if we think about it - it is the only way that makes real sense for a high-quality camera company.

There are small style differences betwen the GR-D and the GR-DII but only a Ricoh enthusiast is going to be able to pick them in the field.

We will all be happy to hear about the GR-DII once it snuggles up in your hands (Smile)

Tom
 
Hey guys, I'm new here. I placed an order at Adorama for a GRD2 a couple weeks ago. Just a heads up, I just received an email from Rachel, she said that they're expecting them to come in next week.

Quick question, can I use the Voightlander VFs on a GRD2? I ordered the 40mm converter, and I don't think the new VF for the GRD2 has framelines for 40mm, can I use a 40mm Voightlander VF instead? I'll probably be picking up the 21mm converter as well, and I was hoping I could use a 21mm Voightlander VF as well. Thanks.
 
Hello Player and welcome here!

As to your question, yes, you can use the 40mm Voightlander VF with GRD2. Here is a pic from Ricoh GR blog:
R5128056s.jpg

It says "Rollei", but it should be the same CV VF.
 
Thanks for the warm welcome odklizec.

I'm glad to hear about the 40mm VF. I'll probably get a 21 and 40mm VL VF, that means I might be carrying three VFs.

BTW, I've been reading your threads, and they're very informative. I'm looking forward to reading your GRD2 review.

Keep up the great work! And thanks again!
 
Adorama emailed me that they're expecting a 6 wk delay on being able to ship this thing. Ce' la vie!
 
I heard from Adorama earlier today to expect the camera in 2 to 3 weeks!?!? I saw on DPReview Recoh forum, and on Pop Flash
web page, they're shipping out GRD IIs NOW! I might be calling Adorama and Pop Flash Friday!

I saw on Adorama GRD II page that they expect the cameras in on 28 November. This is a change made late today, I believe. It
use to say "late November". We may never know until the camera shows up at our door.
 
I guess I am a real optimist. But, I have found that web based retailers (like Amazon for instance) often overestimate the time it takes to ship an item. They do this because if there is a delay (like with U.S. Customs), they can say that they warned you. But, very often the item arrives a lot sooner and the customer is very pleased. So I would not be surprised if you were to receive the GR II in about a week or two. Please let us know when you receive it!
 
Wow, that's interesting, everyone seems to be getting a different response from Adorama.

Just a thought, I pre-ordered about three weeks ago, maybe they won't have enough cameras, in the first shipment, to fill all the pre-orders. I doubt it, but just a thought.
 
Popflash shipped mine today

After some disappointing orders with Adorama I followed the recommendation of Sean Ried http://www.reidreviews.com/reidreviews/ of Riedreviews he have the most comprehensive and best "real life" reviews and I highly recommended his excellent but not free site. Based on his review of the the GX100 and GRD which included the use of Voigtlander external viewfinders I ordered my GX100 from Tony Rose at Popflash http://www.popflash.com/ - later when they announced pre-bookings, I booked mine at $699 with an expected shipping date of November 26th - this morning I got the great news that my GRDII has been shipped. I don't really want to advertise here, but just a friendly recommendation for others desperately waiting Ricoh GDRII ....
 
Do you guys think it would be fair to assume, since Popflash is already shipping, that Adorama probably has the cameras in the store? Thanks.
 
I placed my order during the second week of November with Adorama. I asked about whether there would be a
supply problem. The guy I taked to said that there would not be because they expect to get a lot of the cameras in.
I hope this wasn't just salesman hype. It is still interesting as I posted earlier, that they are naming a
specific date now. We'll see. Patience! (to me!)
Gil
 
Player":3uw578p7 said:
Do you guys think it would be fair to assume, since Popflash is already shipping, that Adorama probably has the cameras in the store? Thanks.


It is possible, and this is really a guess, that the shipment came in on the Left coast and they are being transported via ground to NY. That is why Pop Flash got them first.
Gil
 
It is possible, and this is really a guess, that the shipment came in on the Left coast and they are being transported via ground to NY. That is why Pop Flash got them first.

Thanks Gil, that makes a lot of sense. I didn't know Popflash was on the left coast.

I'm impatient because I'm missing a lot of photo-ops, and the GRD2 will enable me to have a camera at all times. An ability I don't seem to have right now.

Thanks!
 
I contacted Adorama this morning and they said they expect to be shipping the week of the 26th, next week.
Gil
 
Gil":a2si2ui1 said:
I contacted Adorama this morning and they said they expect to be shipping the week of the 26th, next week.
Gil

Thanks Gil, that's what they told me a couple weeks ago. At least we know they're leaving the Ricoh factory, so it's just a matter of a little time.
 
Yippee! Got shipping notice from Customer Service at Ado-(rable)-rama! :D
3 days and counting...
 
KaRoy":hfwfe3y2 said:
Yippee! Got shipping notice from Customer Service at Ado-(rable)-rama! :D
3 days and counting...

Congrats, I'm still waiting to hear from Adorama. It's good to know they have the cameras though. Thanks.
 
I got my UPS tracking number today which I believe is for my GRD II. However I have two orders in limbo.
The GV-2 and the GRD II are not shown as waiting to be recieved anymore, just as in stock items now. So
maybe this is it! Finally!!

Gil
 
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