Allendale, NJ—Leica Camera is expanding the range of accessories for the Leica S2 professional camera system with three new Leica S adapters. Beginning August 2011, these accessories will allow users 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 is for the Pentax 67 lenses, and the Leica S-Adapter M645 works with lenses of the Mamiya 645 system.
The S adapters are designed to offer 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 lenses, further increasing the S system’s flexibility. And photographers who already own lenses from the above 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, these adapters are manufactured to Leica’s specifications, with “exclusive use of high-quality materials, anodized aluminum and chrome-plated brass,” and construction designed to make them “durable and reliable, even with constant use,” according to Leica
The Leica S system is a new digital camera concept developed to meet professional requirements. With a resolution of 37.5 megapixels, the S2’s 30x45mm CCD sensor has an aspect ratio of 3:2 and an area nearly 60 percent larger than that of a traditional 35mm camera. us.leica-camera.com