Leica has announced three adapters for the S2 medium format camera allowing the fitment of Hasselblad V (Carl Zeiss), Mamiya 645 and Pentax 67 lenses. The adapters will be available from August at a price of £525 inc VAT.
The introduction of lens adapters should help prevent detractors pointing out the lack of Leica S lenses for the S2. Although more are planned there are only four in the range at this time: 35/2.5, 70/2.5, 120/2.5 Macro and a 180/3.5.
Leica Camera AG expands lens compatibility for Leica S-System
Leica S-Adapters increase flexibility of S2, enabling use of other manufacturers’ medium-format lenses
15 July 2011: Leica is expanding its range of accessories for the Leica S2 professional camera system. From August 2011, three new Leica S-Adapters will be available, allowing photographers to attach medium-format lenses from other manufacturers to Leica S bodies. The Leica S-Adapter V can be used for Hasselblad V System lenses, the Leica S-Adapter P67 for the Pentax 67 system lenses and the Leica S-Adapter M645 for the lenses of the Mamiya 645 system.
The S-Adapters offer many benefits to professional photographers. As a result of being able to use third-party lenses on the Leica S2, photographers now have access to a wider selection of additional lenses, further increasing the S-System’s flexibility. Furthermore, photographers who already own lenses from the aforementioned systems can now use them on the Leica S2. This extension of the compatible lens range includes tilt and shift. As with all products in the Leica S portfolio, the Leica S-Adapters are manufactured to extremely high specifications. The use of high quality materials in their construction – anodised aluminium and chrome-plated brass – makes them durable and reliable, even when in constant use.
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About the Leica S-System
The Leica S-System is a digital camera concept designed to meet supreme professional requirements. With a resolution of 37.5 megapixels, the S2’s 30 x 45mm CCD sensor features an aspect ratio of 3:2 and an area nearly 60% larger than that of a traditional 35mm camera, resulting in stunning image quality. The S2’s full range of features includes autofocus, high-speed MAESTRO image processor, highly durable design and optimal size and ease-of-use for professional photographers.
Pricing and availability in the UK
The Leica S-Adapters are scheduled to be available in the UK from August 2011 from selected authorised Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair: www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk, tel: 020 7629 1351. A full list of authorised UK Leica dealers is available at www.leica-camera.co.uk. The UK suggested retail price of the Leica S-Adapter (all versions) is £525 including VAT.