GXR module use debate

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Landshark, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    Debating between getting the 28 module by itself or buying it with another body unit.
    The question is how well are the module/ bodies holding up if you change them often or is just better and easier to buy a second body unit
  2. Cristian Sorega

    Cristian Sorega Regular

    Apr 23, 2011
    I had the GXR with the modules for 2 years now and there is no problem at all with swapping the modules.
    I would see if Ricoh releases a new body and then get this rather than buying the same body twice.
  3. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I am using the 28mm the majority of the time, but usually also have the 50 in my bag. It is quick enough to change modules that I don't feel the need for a second body. Maybe if I was using the modules equally I would think differently.

    If they release a new GXR body at some point, I would consider buying and then keeping my current body as a backup.
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I have 2 bodies. For event, parades etc, I like to just switch cameras and not lensors. For $349.99 for a body, it's a no brainer. When the new greatly improved super duper GXR comes out...then I'll have 3 bodies.
  5. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    At least in the US, you do save $85 when buying the body/A12 kit, so that would give you the 2nd body for about $265. :biggrin:
  6. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I prefer having two bodies, but now I have 3 units so I end up switching. Easy enough. When I go out to take pictures I choose which cameras to use ahead of time and don't switch midstream, so to speak.
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Y'all are hardcore!! :)