a friend o mine who is just getting into photography has decided he wants to upgrade his point and shoot digital to something a bit more serious. I suggested the usual 350d and d50 which he seemed quite interested in, but now he's started looking at the Ricoh GR digital and has asked my opinion of it, but to be honest i haven't got a clue about that camera so couldn't really help him. I've done a bit of research on the net and it gets good reviews. i have some concern that it has a fixed focal length of 28mm and although the lens itself seems to be top quality, i think this might just restrict him abit as he starts experimenting more as he is learning (i dunno, maybe this is a good thing?!). It may also be an unnecesary stop gap before eventualy getting a dslr anyway. Does anyone use this camera? do you think he would be better off getting the dslr instead???