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Fujifilm launches M-mount adapter for X-Pro1, adds Leica lenses to ecosystem

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Fujifilm announced an adapter for the X-Pro1 that adds support for Leica's M series lenses.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 hero (1024px)
Fujifilm X-Pro1 hero (1024px)

When we reviewed Fujifilm's X-Pro1, we discovered a gorgeous camera with a bit of a lens problem: there just aren't very many of them yet. Fujifilm has promised to build more lenses for the new interchangeable-lens shooter, but in the meantime the company's releasing an M-mount adapter for the camera that makes it compatible with a wide range of Leica lenses. Leica's M series is incredibly well-regarded rangefinder glass, and the lineup includes a huge variety of lenses — they're all premium products with premium price tags, but the X-Pro1 fits nicely into that category as well. The X-Pro1's firmware is also being updated to support the new lenses, so that users can create settings profiles for the M lenses and control them from the camera itself. Fujifilm had previously confirmed the mount was coming, but if you've been holding off on an X-Pro1 because of its relatively sparse lens options, your problems might just be over. The M-mount adapter will be available in June, for $199.99.