Shutter Issue Ricoh GR1s

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Shutter Issue Ricoh GR1s

Postby JamesDupree » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:37 pm

Hello everyone!

New member here! Happy to join the community of Ricoh users!

A few months ago my Ricoh Gr1s failed me. I think its the shutter (also the lcd). When I load a roll, it feeds up to about 8 or 9 exposures then it rolls it self back up making a very aggressive sound. This has happened to about 3 or 4 rolls of film. Finally, I took it to a local camera shop here in Los Angeles for repairs . He couldn't fix it, so he sent it to a 3rd party source who shops around for parts and he couldn't fix it either. After letting my patients get the best of me, I recalled the repair and bought a Contax T2 instead. After shooting with the Contax these past couple months, Im really missing the Ricohs quality. Its a bit more Raw and abstract.

Anyways, I see a lot of Ricoh R1's on ebay and wanted to know if the parts are interchangeable? It seems a bit more cost effective to take this route than paying $200 in repairs and or buying a new GR1.

Looking forward to responses!

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