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Ricoh GR Digital II - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith



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Ricoh GR Digital II


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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


No cathedral window shot for the GR Digital II, since it doesn't have a zoom lens, but my favourite garden wall shows remarkably little distortion thanks to the excellent 28mm equivalent wide-angle lens.


Centre sharpness is very good.


Corner sharpness is also very good.


Considering this was shot hand-held at 1/3rd of a second on a camera with no image stabilisation it shows very little camera shake. Colour depth and saturation are excellent.



July 4, 2008, 8:05 pm

Thanks for an informative review - I too am wrestling with the idea of upgrading from my original GR Digital Mk1.

Presumably the MK1 accessories all still work with this newer design?

Cliff Smith

July 5, 2008, 7:10 pm

Yes, the GR Digital II has the same bayonet mount for the GW-1 and GT-1 accessory lenses, and the hot-shoe mounted GV-1 optical viewfinder works exactly as before.

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