The RICOH GRD 1, or classic, or original in terms of being the first GR digital, been released in 2005.
I went out and thought about doing a quick comparison on using a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 versus a digital filmsimulation of this film stock. The Ricoh GR has a great fixed lens, giving you a view of 28mm. I mounted the Elmarit 28mm on my Leica M4p, which is also a great performer.
I am travelling to Hong Kong once a year. This time I only took the Ricoh GR and a Fuji X-100s with me. "Getting close" is what I really like in a crowded city like Hong Kong. By the way, I can barely distinguish images taken with the Ricoh and the one captured with the Fuji. More and more I think, all these discussions on the internet about gear is useless in real life. Free yourself, enjoy shooting and don´t hunt for more lenses and bodies. Make good use of what you already have.
After using the Ricoh GR and Fujifilm X-100 intensenly, I would like to share some thoughts and experience here. Please note, that this is not a review or comparison. It´s based on daily use, not on technical specifications.