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May 23, 2012

New mount adapter announcement: Fuji adapter mounts Leica M-lenses on X-bodies

Attention Leica/M-mount lens owners. Fuji loves you ;-) Fuji has announced via press release a new lens mount adapter that lets you mount Leica M-mount lenses on Fuji X-series bodies (currently the X-Pro1). It will come out in June 2012 with a starting price of $200. It is available for pre-order for $200 at Adorama.

Some of the features per the Fuji press release:
+ 27.8mm lens mount to sensor distance
+ features electronic connections that automatically pass information to the camera body based on pre-registered lens profiles
+ Compatible with Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder
+ aluminum for the body, stainless steel for the lens, aluminum central tube (3 piece construction)
+ lens profiles and corrections for X-Pro1 bodies with firmware version 1.10 or newer


UPDATE: A list of compatible lenses has been posted by Fuji's Brandom Remler. [NEW!]


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