Though my S has an unfortunate shutter issue that leaves me with a number of black files, it is still producing stunning images. This is the last light over Santa Fe this evening. Great color separation and amazing sharpness, even on peaks 30-150 miles away. File compression doesn't do the details justice. The 24mm lens is a joy. Handheld, mf, 1/60th @ f3.5, ISO400.
The windswept summit of Santa Fe mountain (12,000' elevation) taken with an X2 last week. While the X2 is certainly a minimalist's camera I'm very happy to have 16mpx with a gorgeous lens and CMOS sensor in my parka pocket while skiing. Opens up a whole new world. Yes, I could have captured this image with my iphone5 or D-Lux5 but the image quality out of the X2 is so much more refined. It is a lovely, easy Leica to operate one-handed (which was helpful in the bitter cold) and I have not yet
Updated 02-04-2013 at 04:51 PM by ciracrowell
I was lucky to get a used S2 kit with 30/70/120 at a decent price in November. Although I did not have high expectations for low light photography, I got the chance to try it out at a Christmas concert with a local band in Oslo. I did not go higher than ISO 320, so in general sharpness was a challenge due to subject movement, but I ended up with a good set of keepers, using the 30 and the 120 alternately. Positively surprised, but should probably have tried higher ISO.
Updated 01-13-2013 at 07:29 PM by erlingmm
Not my usual black-and-white aesthetic, but the hues were so delicate and pre-dawn light so deep, couldn't help but share in color. S2, 70mm, handheld, straight from the camera.
Updated 01-09-2013 at 12:03 AM by ciracrowell
The S2 pulled through two pre-dawn sub-zero shoots (one recorded night low was -28). The battery and menu system slowed and mirror locked briefly on two bracketed images out of several hundred, but the camera kept shooting - slow but sure - and thawed quickly without any problems. Tough stuff!
Updated 01-10-2013 at 10:28 PM by ciracrowell