Ricoh GXR Lens Mount Unit for Leica lenses

The GXR Lens Mount Unit module will accept Leica M-mount lenses, allowing access to a large selection of high-quality Leica M-mount lenses.

Ricoh's GXR interchangeable unit system
Ricoh's GXR interchangeable unit system. Ricoh

Ricoh today announced the development of the GXR Lens Mount Unit for its GXR interchangeable unit camera system. The GXR Lens Mount Unit module will accept Leica M-mount lenses, allowing access to a large selection of high-quality Leica M-mount lenses that date back to 1954, as well as third-party M-mount lenses such as those from Voightlander and Carl Zeiss. These are all manual-focus lenses.

In addition to the ability to accept Leica M-mount lenses, the GXR Lens Mount Unit will feature a 12.9MP CMOS APS-C sized sensor. There will also be a newly developed focal plane shutter.

There are currently four camera unit modules available for the GXR interchangeable unit camera system, the S10 24-72mm unit, the A12 50mm unit, the A12 28mm unit, and the P10 28-300mm unit .

Announced release is fall of 2011.

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