Another brave design bites the dust. Ricoh’s GXR is being quietly phased out from the UK. Germany is reported to have the last stocks…so I may be scrolling eBay for the M Unit going cheap! I got my GXR in a great deal and sold on the M Unit for mounting Leica glass for what I paid, so kept the GXR and standard small sensor lens. It’s a great, rugged, utilitarian beast and in stealth Matt black. If the SAS were holidaying, they’d use this camera.
Shame sales haven’t afforded Ricoh to keep the concept going – it’s a well loved design by photographers. Rest in peace little GXR.