I'm not one for getting all bogged down with techy (is that a word?) stuff but well its not very often I buy a new camera so I thought I would let you know about my new flame, so to speak.
The Ricoh GR 35mm compact has become a legend since it's introduction in the mid 90's. Who amongst it's many fans is one Daido Moriyama http://www.moriyamadaido.com/top.html.
Continuing with this proven lens they brought out the GR digital in 2005 which I've cherished for the last couple of years, and earlier this year gave us the GR 2 which I am now the very happy owner of. These little camera's are a joy to use, well made, great quality and small enough to encourage constant carrying. Review here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2008/07/04/Ricoh-GR-Digital-II/p1
Now trying to purchase one in Manchester is a "different kettle of fish" you know me well enough to know that I can't go long without a good old moan........
First stop Jessops, the little one near the townhall http://www.jessops.com/?tduid=f1bb0b77dc343ed59d8e03eac1c065da&url=http://www.jessops.com/ served by what looked like two members of the boyband Haven't Got A Clue, as you guessed they didn't.
Next stop Jacobs, Cross Street http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/ served by can't be arsed to look.
Final stop Calumet, under the Mancunian Way http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/events and served by John who ordered me one in, that arrived the next working day and even threw in a nice big SD card so thanks to him. I've been going there since 1999 when it was still Leeds and I suppose that's why.
No post tomoz as I'm off to play with my shiny new camera........