Took this while out for lunch, the Snap Af mode really pays off in these instances as it eliminates any focus lag.
One thing about the GRD III that I am very happy about is the new battery. At first I did not see the point in why Ricoh would introduce a new DB-65 battery which is compatible with the old battery, chargers and even the old GRDs and GX100/200 cameras. After using it for a while now I have to say the new batery is great, it lasts forever, I did take quite a lot of pictures this week and played around with the camera and it lasted till today. The battery life has been improved a lot and while I always carry a spare battery or two with me, it is not necessary for the GRD III.