Ricoh has today announced the development of a Leica lens mount unit for its GXR camera system.

Ricoh has today announced the development of a Leica lens mount unit for its GXR camera system.

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Planned for release in the autumn, the GXR Lens Mount Unit will allow photographers to use Leica M-mount lenses on the GXR.

A mock-up version of the unit is due to go on show at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan from 9 February.

A spokesman for Ricoh Japan 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 23.6×15.7mm (APS-C size: total pixels approx. 12.90 million) CMOS sensor, and it will feature a newly-developed focal plane shutter.?

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