The Ricoh GXR Camera / A12 Leica M-mount Module is a new take on a digital camera. It’s similar to Leica cameras in that it takes M-mount lenses, but apart from that, it’s a different kind of beast. The system is based around a camera body that just has the controls for the camera. The sensor and lens mount are built in to modules that are removable and interchangeable.
Our kit includes the newly released A12 M-mount module. The sensor is a 12mp APS-C with no anti-alias filter, so your images will be sharper out of the camera. However, you may see some moire if shooting very tight patterns such as fabric. The module has an ISO range of 200-3200, and two different manual focus-assist options. The camera is nearly completely customizable; you can program different buttons to do any function that you would need while shooting. This is great for those who like to have their controls easily accessible. However, keep in mind that makes this camera one that you need to sit down with the manual.
Please Note: The A12 M-mount module offers compatibility with all of the M-mount lenses we rent. However, some of you may have you’re own M-mount lenses that you’d like to try. We will include a standard m-mount rear cap with the rental of this camera. If this cap doesn’t fit on your lens, don’t put that lens on the camera. If you do, it could scratch your lens or the module’s sensor. If you’re not sure, email us!