Leica has announced it is expanding its range of accessories for its Leica S2 professional camera system.
From August, three new Leica S-Adapters will be available, allowing photographers to attach a variety of 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 can used with the Pentax 67 system, while the Leica S-Adapter M645 can be used for lenses from the Mamiya 645 system.
Leica says that the new S-Adapters offer many benefits to professional photographers, namely greater flexibility as a result of being able to use additional lenses, along with photographers having the ability to use lenses that they may already own.
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The adapters are made from high quality anodised aluminium and chrome-plated brass and have been designed to be durable and reliable. For the first time, S-system users will now be able to use a tilt and shift lens using the adapters.
The Leica S-system is a professional medium-format camera boasting 37.5 megapixels and a sensor with an area nearly 60% larger than a traditional 35mm camera. The S2 specifications also include autofocus and high-speed MAESTRO image processing.
S-Adapters are scheduled to be available in the UK from August 2011 from selected Leica dealers including the dedicated Mayfair store. The suggested retail price of the adapters is £525 including VAT.