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Leica Launch S-Adapter C For S Series Cameras - Leica has launched a new adapter for S series cameras that allows the mounting of Contax 645 SLR lenses.
Leica Camera AG presents a new accessory for the Leica S professional camera system: the Leica S-Adapter C. This adapter allows the portfolio of Contax 645 SLR lenses to be mounted on to Leica S, S2 and S2-P camera bodies. This increases the number of lenses available for use with the Leica S medium-format system by an additional nine.
The Leica S-Adapter C offers new applications for Contax users existing lenses. When combined with the Leica S, the adapter enables users to fully exploit the potential of Contax 645 lenses, while simultaneously expanding their versatility.
With the exception of the Manual Focus APO-Makro-Planar T*120 mm macro lens, all Contax 645 lenses from 35 to 350 mm feature autofocus. The smart electronics of the adapter enable full integration of the lenses into the Leica S-System and support all lens functions such as autofocus, manual focusing with focus confirmation and automatic aperture control. EXIF lens data and correction profiles for Contax 645 lenses are also enabled for the conversion of RAW image files in Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop.
With the launch of this adapter, the portfolio for the Leica S medium-format system now includes over 30 professional-quality lenses for use on Leica S, S2 and S2-P bodies. Also expanding the photographic options offered by the Leica S-System, the previously launched Leica S-Adapter H enables the use of eleven Hasselblad H System lenses with central shutters and focal lengths ranging from 28 to 300 mm.
The Leica S-Adapter H is scheduled to be available in the UK from June 2013 from authorised Leica dealers including the Leica Store Mayfair. A full list of authorised UK Leica dealers is available at the Leica website. The suggested UK retail price is £1,400 inc. VAT.