A Finger Strap and a Few Oddball Snaps from the GR

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I am kind of a minimalist when it comes to carrying gear and accessories. It’s been a couple years since I’ve carried a camera bag. My usual setup for an outing consists of one camera a spare SD card and extra battery in my pocket. No flash, no extra lenses, no tripod/monopod and when I can I even dump the neck strap for a wrist strap. There’s no chance of finding me in one of those harness-sling-body-camera-holster-strap things either.

More often than not you’ll probably find me with the setup below: M9, 50mm Summicron an A&A wrist strap, one spare SD card and one extra battery. That’s it. It’s simple and very freeing.

Leica M9, 50mm Summicron, SD card and spare battery. This will get me through a full day of shooting.

Leica M9, 50mm Summicron, SD card and spare battery. This will get me through a full day of shooting.

With the Ricoh GR things have just been lightened up a little more.

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A look at the finger strap and the GR with the GH-3 Hood.

A look at the finger strap and the GR with the GH-3 Hood.

About that finger strap, I would never use it with a larger body, but for the GR it is absolutely perfect. I get the feeling the GR is all about minimalism and this tiniest of straps adds to that feeling. I’ve never used one before so I’m not sure how most people would wear it, but I find it most comfortable around my middle finger. That frees up the index finger just a bit more. Plus, wearing it around the middle finger takes up a little bit of the extra slack in the string. All in all, it is a great addition to this little powerhouse. For $7.50 it can’t be beat.

Just for kicks, here are a few recent snaps with the GR.

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