Leica is expanding the attractiveness of its medium format camera system with the launch of a new adapter that will allow all Hasselblad H-system lenses to be mounted to the Leica S2 camera.
The new adapter will allow Leica S2 owners to use Hasselblad's 11 H-system lenses with focal lengths of 28 to 300mm, while retaining all lens funstions such as autofocus, central shutter control and automatic diaphragm. The smart electronics of the adapter facilitate the complete integration of the lenses into the Leica S-System. As the S2 features a dual shutter system - users may toggle between the focal plane shutter (FPS) in the camera body or the central shutter (CS) in the lens using the main switch - photographers now have access to numerous additional lenses, increasing the photographic options offered by the Leica S-System.
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 1/4000 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.
The Leica S-Adapter H supports the following H-system lenses:
HCD 4 / 28 mm, HC 3.5 / 35 mm , HC 3.5 / 50 mm II, HC 2.8 / 80 mm, HC 2.2 / 100 mm, HC macro 4 / 120 mm II, HC 3.2 / 150 mm, HC 4 / 210 mm, HC 4.5 / 300 mm, HCD 4-5.6 / 35 90 mm, HC 3.5-4.5 / 50 110 mm