Ricoh has launched an accessory bundle based around the GR Digital II compact camera. The 'Creative Set' includes the cameras, a 0.75x wide angle converter, lens hood with adapter, external viewfinder and a leather camera case to use with attached viewfinder and neck strap. The Creative Set is available now in the UK for £599.99.

Press Release:

RICOH GR Digital II Creative Set

With the GR DIGITAL II Creative Set Ricoh presents a comprehensive solution for photographers wishing to employ to the full the high performance range of professional cameras in the digital compact class.

September 2008 – RICOH INTERNATIONAL B.V. launches the new “GR DIGITAL II Creative Set” thus emphasizing once again the exceptional properties of this compact digital camera system. Along with the GR DIGITAL II the Creative Set includes the wide angle converter 0.75x (GW-1), the lens hood with adapter (GH-1), the new external viewfinder (GV-1) and strap (ST-2).

Like its multi-award winning predecessor, the GR DIGITAL, the GR DIGITAL II impresses with its uncompromising image quality and professional performance. Supported by the image processor GR Engine II, the newly developed CCD sensor with a resolution of 10.01 million pixels stands for extremely detailed resolution, natural colour and tonal value reproduction as well as a drastic reduction in noise even with high ISO sensitivity.

The GR DIGITAL II is highly esteemed by both committed hobby photographers and professional users especially because of its light-intensive 2.4/5.9 mm GR lens (35mm equivalent: 28mm). Due to the extreme sharpness of its image and its minimal distortion value, this lens exploits to the full the performance range of this top class digital camera.

The classic body which is only 25mm thick and is constructed from a magnesium alloy is robust and ergonomically designed to support confident handling in any photographic situation. The new functions of the GR DIGITAL II are practice-oriented, e.g. the electronic alignment aid for landscape and portrait shots or the three photo formats (4:3, 3:2 and 1:1) to chose from, all of which all enable storage in RAW mode.

The versatility of the GR DIGITAL II, however, is especially enhanced by the accessories included in the exclusive GR DIGITAL II Creative Set. Thus the wide angle converter perfectly complements the GR high-performance lens with its focal length of 28mm.

It reduces the focal distance by a factor of 0.75x to the super-wide angle focal distance of 21mm and is therefore especially suitable for photos of sweeping landscapes, city perspectives or shots of large groups of people. Needless to say, the wide angle converter is perfectly adjusted to suit the performance of the GR lens.

The main strength of the compact optical viewfinder GV-1 is its ability to capture a motif quickly even under difficult lighting conditions which makes it possible to hold the camera in a way analogous to 35mm cameras.

GR DIGITAL II Creative Set – the professional camera system for extreme quality requirements. Available for £599.99 inc Vat