Discussion Forum Leica S System S2 New Article – My Everyday Camera – The Leica S2
  • #1999
    Josh Lehrer

    A new article where we talk a bit about using the S2 as my every day point-and-shoot camera:

    My Everyday Camera – The Leica S2

    Enjoy!

  • #2000
    fotografz

    Thanks Josh!

    What a great treat for me to look at your sunny pictures, bright colors and very cool cars while huddled indoors here in dull, cold Motown Michigan … where all I do now is fiddle around with studio lighting techniques and … of course … the S2.

    Next year I will trek out to our big car shows here with the S2 … notably, the Woodward Dream cruise where a 10 mile stretch of our main drag is lined with exotics, vintage vehicles and hotrods cruising up and down for days on end. Very festive event.

    The bi-product of really getting used to the S2 and all it can do is that my poor Sony A900 system now just sits in its bag unused.

    -Marc

  • #2001
    rudlinfineart

    It must be exhilarating to see all those exotic cars in person!

    How far were you typically from the car that you appear to have
    achieved considerable DOF with a f/5.6 and 35 mm lens. I do not
    seem to achieve such. Also, my S2 does not seem to nail the autofocus
    as you imply yours does. I always have to tweek the focus slightly,
    especially as the distance approaches “infinity”. Did you adjust or fine
    tune the autofocus?

    Thanks

  • #2002
    Mark Gowin

    Josh, your photos of the Palm Beach Cavallino are torture for me. I am glad you made up to the show, but I hate I missed it this year. It is a humbling experience for us mere mortals (financially challenged).

  • #2004
    Josh Lehrer

    I was relatively close to most of the cars, no more than 6-8 feet away. I have had very good results using the S2's auto focus. A trick I often use (in combination with rear-button focusing) is to de-focus the lens slightly using the focus ring then allow the camera to refocus. My in-focus rate for the type of photography I talk about in this post is extremely high, usually 100% or near it.

  • #2010
    Paratom

    Josh – I like youe article and the images.
    Also I dont feel so bad anymore using the S2 as my family and vacation P&S.
    Istnt it great how simple this camera works?
    Regards, Tom

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