Friday, November 26, 2010

New Lens Mount Adapters for the Leica S-2

Great news from Leica regarding the S-2.

No longer will S-2 owners be limited to just four pieces of glass : the Leica Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5, Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5, APO Macro Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5, and APO Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 lenses.

Leica plans to roll out new lens mount adapters for the S2 which will make the camera compatible with Pentax 67 lenses, Hasselblad V-series lenses, and Mamiya 645 lenses.

"It has a double benefit for us," Chrisitan Erhardt, Leica's Vice President of Marketing told PDNonline. "We have four lenses now and there are more in development but there are some unique lenses out there that we don't currently have. This will increase the options for our customers who want to use a wider variety of lenses. And for the ones we have on the market, photographers will realize they can achieve a much higher resolution if they use a Leica lens."

Leica has not announced pricing for the adapters but is hoping to make them available by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

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