^ I agree with the above sentiments on the Ricoh GR1 which if my memory is correct I upgraded to after trading in an Olympus XA in 1997. The GR1 lasted only one week before it was killed off in a freak wave on the beach where I left it on top of my t-shirt while I had a swim. You know what happened! I do recall the lens being exceptionally sharp. After that upsetting mishap it was back to finding another XA, which I secured in the autumn of 2000 and kept that until 2005. I don't see many second-hand GR1 specimens about; people are either holding on to them as one of Ricoh's finest, or they are just sparsely distributed. I'm very happy with my XA and the first prints were exceptionally sharp, well exposed.