• albireo_double replied to the topic Accessories in the forum Leica S 9 years, 4 months ago

    David Farkas;4816 wrote: The battery in the grip should be drained first, then go to the one in the body once the grip battery is empty. This allows you to just swap the grip battery without having to remove the grip to access the main battery. This has been my personal experience and the experience of all the S/S2 users I've worked with.

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  • fotografz;4421 wrote: The only way a SF58 can provide TTL exposure is when it is set to TTL-HSS and mounted directly in the S2/S hot shoe.

    You can use the Nikon SC28 or 29 cable to mount the SF58 off camera on the S2 and still retain the TTL-HSS capability (the contacts are in exactly the same positions on the S2 as on Nikon cameras). You…[Read more]

  • I'd probably just buy another Elmarit 2.8 90 second hand, in good condition and swap the bayonet to get 6-bit coding (assuming that you would be much more likely to find a non 6-bit coded lens second hand, or it would be cheaper to buy than a 6-bit coded lens). Then I'd sell damaged lens with the non 6-bit bayonet second hand, for whatever you can…[Read more]

  • I have cleaned the M9 and S2 sensors many times using the Giottos Rocket, Eclipse and sensor swabs. The sequence – blow with the Rocket, wet clean, blow with the Rocket again. Yes, it takes a few tries before the sensor is clean (what helps is to start cleaning in the middle of the sensor and push with the swab gently towards the edge. Then turn…[Read more]

  • Josh Lehrer;4243 wrote: In the Leica S2, the fastest SD card you can use is a class 10 SDHC card. It is not compatible with anything faster. Per a CF card, it is compatible with a UDMA6 card but not the newer UDMA7 cards. That's one of the advantages that the new Leica S has, full compatibility with the latest 1000x UDMA7 CF cards. I'm getting…

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  • Testing with the HC 210 that I bought second hand recently, as a cheaper alternative to the Leica 180mm (on the assumption that I would not be using this focal length all that often). Fast and accurate focusing, no problems whatsoever. Also makes the loud clicking sound that Marc describes, when used in the leaf shutter mode – but it works fine.…[Read more]

  • albertknappmd;3020 wrote: I have used the Visible Dust cleaning sticks with Ecclipse to good effect on several occasions when simple Giotto Rocket Blowing and Arctic Butterfly brushing failed. The wet clean was daunting at first but, if done carefully and calmly, is most efficacious. I agree that it is NOT for the faint of heart. You can practice…

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  • PebblePlace;2882 wrote: I have been considering buy the grip to help with handheld shooting and have some questions:

    1) How much flex is there between the camera and grip?

    2) I use the RRS L-Bracket, swapping back forth between the grip and bracket adds to the hassle factor. Any work arounds?

    3) There was another post about the…

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  • I use a Heliopan HT (high transmission) SH PMC polarizer which results in just 1 stop of light loss (compared to the usual 2 stops with other polarizers). Definitely an advantage with the S2 when shooting handheld (like from a boat, for example). I also use the Tiffen Hi-Trans Titanium Multi Coated ND 0.6 grad filter (this is a screw-in rotating…[Read more]

  • Yup, I think I'll be getting a third battery just in case, before I leave for my Africa trip in a month's time…(got the vertical grip today; camera handles much better for me now, even for horizontal shots).

  • David, now that Leica has introduced the S2 lens adapter for Hasselblad H lenses, is there any closer probability of a similar, fully integrated, adapter for Contax 645 lenses, either from Leica or the company that you have had discussions with?

  • I had the same problem with my S2 (two lines – one magenta, one green). Was diagnosed as dead pixels; sensor was replaced under warranty; repair took about 10 days incl. shipping. Good to see there is a software solution to fix the affected files but sensor replacement under warranty is the permanent solution.

  • David Farkas;1807 wrote: The Contax 645 lenses use an electronically controlled aperture with no manual ring on the lens, whereas other lenses like Hasselblad V and Pentax 67 have mechanical aperture rings. If you had a simple adapter (no electronics), you wouldn't be able to control the aperture setting when used on an S2. I've had some…

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  • albireo_double replied to the topic S2 woes in the forum S2 10 years, 9 months ago

    I bought an ex-demo S2 from the Leica shop in Vienna. Had two hot pixels which showed themselves through vertical lines running across the image (why they were not spotted when the camera was their demo, I don't know). Camera was fixed free of charge within a week (sensor replacement), including shipping. I also had the top LED display changed…[Read more]

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  • I am also very much interested in using the Contax 645 lenses on the S2 and wondering why no adapter exists (is it physically not possible to make one or are marketing reasons at play?). I'd love to use the 120 Apo Makro in particular – I had great results with it on the Contax 645 body with a Sinar eMotion 75LV digiback.

  • albireo_double replied to the topic System Flash in the forum S2 10 years, 10 months ago

    Guest;1673 wrote: I understand the delay, but sounds like it is too long. There were lots of complaints when the M8 came out about closed eyes, etc., and supposedly the delay with the SF24 pre-flash was tightened some in camera firmware. It's still too long.

    It sounds like the S2 may have the same issue.

    My experience with the S2 and…[Read more]