Discussion Forum Leica S System S2 Microprism focusing screen availability …
  • #1856
    Kurt Kamka

    Anyone out there know of someone who has this in stock? I'm looking to find one as soon as I can.

    Thanks much!

    Kurt

  • #1857
    David K

    I think a bunch of us are in the same boat. Really do not understand why something as simple as this should be taking as long as it has…

  • #1858
    David Farkas

    We were told that the microprism screen would start shipping in January. It's January and I see that some of our European members have already received screens. The usual pattern is that the US is 3 weeks behind Europe in terms of new product deliveries. So, I'd expect to see pretty good quantities in 1-2 weeks.

  • #1859
    David K

    I am marking my calendar 🙂

  • #1861
    Kurt Kamka

    Thanks for the update, David. I'll be watching my calendar also.

  • #1862
    stephan

    I bought one – in USA in december 🙂

  • #1863
    hikemate

    my dealer shipped me mine in December

  • #1865
    arminw

    I ordered mine and still waiting ! This waiting game is rather irritating …. went to see my dealer the other day and met the Leica Rep Uk … talking about how thinks are going and how I like it … and why I don't shoot more stuff with my S2 ? My reply was, I'd love to but since I don't even have a complete system (lenses unavailable ) how can I ? Instead I am using my trusted Hasselblad H4d50 with all the lenses … Leica = patients and having a good back up in place to do what a photographer needs to do.

  • #1866
    constable

    I got mine at random. Although on order for several months, I happened to walk into a Leica store in Zuerich and they had received one from Solms that morning. Needless to say, its residence time “in stock” was very low.

    Ed

  • #1872
    Paratom

    Those who have tried it-how do you like the new Microprism focusing screen ?
    Do you plan to constantly use it instead of the standard screen?
    Is it brighter than the standard screen?
    Thanks a lot, Tom

  • #1873
    Pete Walentin

    I can't remember the difference in terms of brightness but I do know that I will never ever use the standard screen again. Manual focus is pretty easy.

  • #1874
    David Farkas

    Paratom;1723 wrote: Those who have tried it-how do you like the new Microprism focusing screen ?
    Do you plan to constantly use it instead of the standard screen?
    Is it brighter than the standard screen?
    Thanks a lot, Tom

    The matte area of the screen is the same as the standard screen, but I'd guess that the microprism circle is about a stop brighter.

  • #1876
    Paratom

    Thank you -that sounds promising.
    I have ordered one yesterday and this encourages me that it was the right decision.
    I use AF a lot but sometimes correct manually, and insome scenery MF works better. It works well with the standard screen but I assume even better with the microprism.

  • #1929
    David K

    Little birdy told me I might have mine one day soon… 😀

  • #2116
    Paratom

    I just received my microprism screen , installed it right away… and found out that focusing with the screen leads to very slight backfocus while the AF works fine.
    Any recommandations? Anybody with the same problem?
    I can not really say how accurate manual focus worked before with the old screen.

  • #2118
    David Farkas

    Paratom;1994 wrote: I just received my microprism screen , installed it right away… and found out that focusing with the screen leads to very slight backfocus while the AF works fine.
    Any recommandations? Anybody with the same problem?
    I can not really say how accurate manual focus worked before with the old screen.

    I would try removing and reinstalling the screen. It may not have seated 100% correctly.

  • #2119
    Paratom

    Thanks David. I will re-install it.
    Thanks for all the good info here.
    Too bad I am living to far away to be your customer.
    Tom

  • #2143
    Paratom

    Just to follow up. I reinstalled twice and its the same problem.
    Then I put in the old focusing screen and it turns out that it shows the same behaviour (just more difficult to realized because there is no split line)

    What I allways thought would be an AF more precise than my eyes seems to be a screen holder which is not in its totally accurate position.
    Looks like a trip to Solms for my S2 ;(

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