Soon: Use Leica Lenses with Your RICOH GXR Camera

Ricoh GXR Camera

Ricoh is developing a Leica-compatible lens mount for its interchangeable compact camera system, the GXR. With this lens mount unit, photographers can mount lenses such as Leica M lenses and use them for shooting with the GXR.

The GXR system incorporates the sensor and the lens in one unit that is interchangeable with other GXR units. It shows such unit in the photo above. The new unit being developed will have a Leica-compatible lens mount, not the lens itself, and a sensor.

Ricoh said the lens mount unit is being designed to make the best use of the optical characteristics of the lenses mounted. It will have as its image sensor a 23.6 mm – 15.7 mm (APS-C size; total pixels: approx. 12.90 million) CMOS sensor, and it will also feature a newly developed focal plane shutter.

Ricoh plans to display a design mock-up of the GXR lens mount unit at the CP+ CAMERA & PHOTO IMAGING SHOW to be held from February 9 to 12 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan.

[Site: RICOH]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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