Ricoh has given a further hint that it will be launching a new GR camera at Photokina later this month, inviting photographers to a ‘GRmany Meet & Greet’ event at its stand.
Ricoh has sent out an invite in Germany for its GRmany Meet & Greet @photokina on 29 September. The text of the invite reads:
Even at analog times, the RICOH GR was a very special camera. It’s not the many features that make the camera what it is. It is the overall concept with all its subtleties and weaknesses that makes the camera a favorite of many photographers.
On September 29, 2018, we cordially invite you to the “1st GRmany Meet & Greet.” In addition to the creators of Soul of Street Photography & Philosophy, our “Photographers Corner” will also feature GR photographers from the RICOH IMAGING PxP- Portfolio ( www.pxp.ricoh-imaging.com ) The PxP Portfolio Editorial Team will also be present at the show, where you can take the opportunity to recommend yourself and your images for the PxP portfolio or to sign up as a GRist ( www.grblog.jp) to apply.
We are especially pleased to welcome guests from the RICOH IMAGING top management and the GR product development team from Japan. Experiences, ideas and suggestions can be exchanged in a personal conversation.
The Meet & Greet will take place from 10 am to 6 pm at our stand A041 in hall 2.2 at photokina. Users and enthusiasts of all GR camera generations are welcome.
This follows an interview from earlier this year in which a representative of the company said a new GR was in development. Ricoh also changed its Facebook page earlier this year to indicate that a new GR III was coming.
There have also been rumours suggesting the new Ricoh GR will be a full-frame camera.
Via Pentax Rumors