The Leica S-Adapter H For Hasselblad Lens allows for the use of Hasselblad's H-system lenses on a Leica S2 or S2-P medium-format camera body. All lens functions, including autofocus and manual focus with indication, central shutter control and automatic diaphragm are retained. The smart electronics of the adapter enable the complete integration of the lenses into Leica's S-System. Whether you're a Leica shooter who's new to the Hasselblad lenses or a Hasselblad user new to Leica's S-system cameras, this adapter will broaden your photographic horizons.
Hasselblad's H-system comprises 11 central shutter lenses featuring focal lengths from 28 to 300mm. Since the S2 boasts a dual shutter system, allowing you to toggle between the focal plane shutter in the body and the central shutter in the lens--up to 1/750 sec--the S-Adapter gives you access to multiple additional lenses to expand your photographic options within Leica's S-system.
The versatility of your H-system lenses is significantly increased by the adapter, as well. Courtesy of the dual shutter system in the S2, H lenses are now usable with the focal plane shutter at speeds up to 1/4000 sec. Working together with Leica's Maestro image processor, the camera's sensor produces exceptional, noise-free exposures up to a sensitivity of ISO 1250.
Another benefit is that the DNG format of images from the S2 allows for direct connection to Adobe Lightroom 4 software and seamless transfer of data to Photoshop. The dedicated lens correction profiles computed by Leica for both programs aid you significantly in getting the optimal performance out of your H lenses.
For longer shooting sessions with high image frequency, the S2 offers substantial advantages as a result of its low power consumption. The optional multifunctional grip S with separate controls is a valuable aid for optimal camera handling for portrait-format shots.
The S-Adapter supports the following H-system lenses: HCD 4 / 28mm, HC 3.5 / 35mm, HC 3.5 / 50mm II, HC 2.8 / 80mm, HC 2.2 / 100mm, HC macro 4 / 120mm II, HC 3.2 / 150mm, HC 4 / 210mm, HC 4.5 / 300mm, HCD 4-5.6 / 35 - 90mm, and HC 3.5-4.5 / 50 - 110mm. The adapter does not offer support for the following: HTS 1.5 Tilt / Shift converter, Converter H 1.7x, Extension tubes H13, H26 and H52 and H-System CF-Adapter.