Ricoh International has launched the new â€œGR DIGITAL II Creative Setâ€ which includes the GR Digital II camera itself plus a bevy of accessories to enhance its performance. The Creative Set includes the wide angle converter 0.75x (GW-1), the lens hood with adapter (GH-1), the new external viewï¬nder (GV-1) and strap (ST-2).
Ricoh said 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.
The main strength of the compact optical viewï¬nder 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, according to the company.
GR DIGITAL II Creative Set is available in the UK for Â£600 including VAT. Thatâ€™s a little over a thousand US dollars, if youâ€™re also going to pay the British VAT.