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View Full Version : Ricoh Announces Development of Lens Mount GXR Module

Lee Yuan Sheng
02-01-2011, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dpreview.com/news/1102/11020114ricohmmount.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.dpreview.com/news/1102/1...ricohmmount.asp</a><br /><br /></div><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1296579448.usr15670.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Looks like <a href="http://photorumors.com/2010/01/22/new-ricoh-gxr-&ldquo;slide-in&rdquo;-piece-is-it-real/" target="_blank">that rumour</a>&nbsp;is less crazy than first thought. Personally, as Ricoh championed things like "dust-free" and "lens matched to sensor" as part of the GXR's selling points, having a module that has a lens mount means Ricoh just subtly admitted that their strategy is not working quite the way they wanted it to. It will feature an APS-C sensor; unlike what DPReview claims, Ricoh simply states "photographers can mount lenses such as Leica M lenses" without stating an actual mount, making me wonder if they will be using something even more universal, like a dumb mount with a very short flange distance that can take on any lens via an adapter.</p>