A couple of reasons: first, I’m waiting for the GR III (though it’s getting a bit tiring already), and second, I fear that I might lose it the way I lost the original GR—it died on me for no apparent rhyme or reason.
It didn’t die the way you might think it did. It started with the lens opening only after I fired a shot upon switching it on. Then after a while, the lens refused to open at all.
Up till this day, it still has some signs of life. The charging light indicator still comes on when I hook it up to the charger, and it does show some response when I switch it on; only that the lens remains closed and pressing the shutter elicits no response. I guess, it’s not totally dead but rather, in a permanent, irreparable coma. [Read more…]