Ricoh has announced a new lens mount for its GXR camera system, which will be able to use Leica M-mount lenses.
The GXR system was introduced in 2009 and is a little
different to the other interchangeable lens camera systems out there by
combining a main unit, comprising an LCD screen and controls, and a camera unit with lens,
processor and sensor. The new unit however doesn’t have a lens but has a lens
The GXR Mount A12 is able to accommodate a range of Leica M
mount lenses and features an APS-C sized CMOS sensor. There is also the
addition of the newly developed focal plane shutter and it provides a range of
The mount is also able to accommodate other lenses if you add
a conversion adapter, but this sounds like too much of a work around for us. However
if you already have a GXR camera then you may welcome this addition.
Other features of the A12 include a host of functions aimed
at maximising the performance of any lenses attached, including correction for
chromatic aberration and lens distortion.
The GXR Mount A12 is due for release early next month but there’s
been no word on pricing from Ricoh so far.