Leica Camra AG, Solms, Germany made the following announcements today:
NEW: Leica S lenses with central shutter
From October 2012 on Leica Camera will gradually expand the product range for the Leica S medium format system with five new central shutter lenses.
The new models are the Leica Elmarit-S 30 mm f/2.8 ASPH. and Leica Summarit-S 35 mm f/2.5 ASPH. wide-angle lenses, the Leica Summarit-S 70 mm f/2.5 ASPH. standard lens, the Leica APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120 mm f/2.5 tele-macro lens and the Leica APO-Tele-Elmar-S 180 mm f/3.5 telephoto lens, all of which will also be available in a CS version with a central shutter.
Designed and constructed exclusively by Leica, the central shutter available for all S lenses is not only especially compact and efficient, but also has a guaranteed service life of at least 100,000 shutter cycles, making it extremely reliable. First and foremost in the development of all products is the consistent dedication to creating tools to fulfill the stringent demands of professional users of the Leica S medium format system in their everyday photographic work.
The objective we pursue with the Leica S-System is to provide absolutely reliable equipment that guarantees extreme precision and a particularly long operational lifespan.
NEW: Leica Case
The new system case will be available as of June 2012.
The Leica Case S is the professional and elegant way to store and transport the Leica S-System safely.
The Leica Case S provides space for following products:
_ 1x Leica S-Camera Body
_ 1x Leica Multifunction Handgrip S
_ 1x Leica Summarit-S 35mm f/2.5 ASPH.
_ 1x Leica Elmarit-S 30mm f/2.8 ASPH.
_ 1x Leica Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH.
_ 1x Leica Apo-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5
_ 1x Leica Apo-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5
NEW: Leica S-Adapter H for Hasselblad
Leica S-Adapters H allows all the Hasselblad H-system lenses to be mounted on a Leica S2 camera body.
Leica Camera presents a new accessory for the Leica S medium-format system: the Leica S-Adapter H. This adapter allows all the Hasselblad H-system lenses to be mounted on a Leica S2 camera body. All lens functions, such as autofocus, central shutter control and automatic diaphragm are retained. The smart electronics of the adapter facilitate the complete integration of the lenses into the Leica S-System.
Users of the Hasselblad H-system also benefit from the new adapter. The versatility of Hasselblad H lenses is expanded considerably when they are used in combination with an S2. For instance, thanks to the dual shutter system of the Leica S2, H lenses can be now used with the focal plane shutter at speeds of up to 1/4000th of a second. In combination with the Leica MAESTRO high-performance image processor, the camera’s image sensor enables perfect, noise-free exposures up to ISO 1250.
This latest S2/S2-P firmware update (FW 188.8.131.52) has been specially developed for the Leica S-Adapter H and ensures optimum functionality of the adapter.