• fotografz;2840 wrote: Despite being busy on a job, I just couldn’t wait and ran out to shoot a few quick shots.


    Worked like a charm.

    First impressions:

    Wonderful color right out of the camera.

    HCD28/4 is considerably wider than my S35, and sharp as hell. The Leica provided lens profiles in LR work perfectly.…

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  • Jack MacD;2819 wrote: Sure, Leica is listening to us, but their bigger market is Asia, and I don’t see many users from Asia on this site other than Kurt. Perhaps over there, it seems, buyers purchase the S2 as a luxury good, more than just a very fine tool?

    Most people I run into in Tokyo who use Leica are older people and they like the…[Read more]

  • I must write and give a special thanks to Eric for all his help. He was most generous of his time and it was a pleasure to get to know him.
    Thank you again,

  • Arif replied to the topic A Few Images in the forum Images to Share 7 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Kurt,
    Great pictures and it is wonderful to see your interaction with the locals. I have always found that people who have nothing have the biggest hearts and the biggest smiles and being around them can lead to beautiful memories. I also love the fact that some of these places and the warm hospitality of the locals allows one to really…[Read more]

  • madmanchan;1682 wrote: Arif, I may also be able to help you regarding your current affected images (i.e., images that you’ve already shot that show the purple line). I have a software tool which I can use to patch bad (partial) columns/rows in the raw data. Let me know if you’re interested.

    Eric Chan
    Camera Raw Engineer

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  • Arif replied to the topic Happy New Year! in the forum S2 7 years, 9 months ago

    Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year as well and may creativity, joy, and peace lead you to whichever journey you choose.


  • Hi Stuart,

    Thank you very much for the detailed reply and for the link to the video which was very helpful, informational and very current. Seems like this is not a unique issue to the S2 and is possible on all electronic cameras/scanners. I will contact my dealer when I return to Tokyo and work out how to best handle this situation…[Read more]

  • Ed, Andy, Geoff, and Mark,

    Thank you very much for the replies. Looking through more files, it seems to be in the same spot, is on the DNG, and is only on some files so seems like a sensor/electronics issue and not a cracked sensor issue. I recently had the electronics replaced due to minor issues (stuck menus) but that is not what caused…[Read more]

  • Sorry, I should have highlighted the line in the 100% crops which are reattached. Please find them between the red boxes in these pictures (you may have to double click them twice to see at 100% resolution).

    Apologies for the inconvenience,

    Attached files

  • Arif replied to the topic Milkweed in the forum Images to Share 7 years, 11 months ago

    Kurt, lovely image and lovely colors. I love the 120mm, probably that and the 35 are 99% for me.

  • David Farkas;1065 wrote: I’ve made no secret that I use the S2 for almost all of my shooting these days. I actually feel guilty for not using my M gear as much as I used to. I’ve been an avid M shooter for years, but always had an affinity for SLR shooting as well. The R9/DMR was great and I was a huge advocate and enthusiastic user of the system.…

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  • I was very happy with the S2 in my trip to Burma and Indonesia that I now use it almost all the time which has been a very pleasant plus. I was quite depressed in the fact that I had to send it off to Solms for replacing the top LED and now that it is back, I don’t use my M9 and recently sold the D3S. Nostalgia stops me from selling the M9 but I…[Read more]

  • Arif replied to the topic screen protectors in the forum S2 7 years, 12 months ago

    I use the AC Maxx and have had no issues so far (I don’t mind the silver lining). I recently had my S2 Top LED upgraded and sent to Solms who removed the top AC Maxx protector without any issue so it seems they can be removed easily. The service from AC Maxx on ebay was very good as well.

  • I have not had any problems with the 64GB Lexar Pro cards which I have been using on the S2 for over one and a half years.

  • Arif replied to the topic Vests? in the forum Miscellaneous Gear 7 years, 12 months ago

    For the past four years, I have used the Billingham in certain travel situations and could fit my whole bag in the vest which was great for air travel with restrictions. Best to use the Billingham in the fall season since it does get a bit warm.

    Good luck,

  • Arif replied to the topic OLED display going, going… in the forum S2 8 years ago

    Jack MacD;988 wrote: Having seen the new display vs my old one, this replacement is worth losing the camera for a bit.

    I agree. I just got mine back from Solms and it is a significant improvement.

  • Seems like a wonderful time – Next time I hope to join (now that I have gotten my S2 back from Solms).

    Thanks to all for posting the pictures,

  • Kurt Kamka;850 wrote: Arif, we’ll have to try to arrange our own Asia S2 gathering. (I’ll be moving to the Philippines in November for the next two years.) Also, I just received my S2 back from Solms so that they could replace the top panel with a brighter LED. In my opinion, it is definitely worth having it replaced if you sent it in because it…

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  • Another vote for Bali or somewhere exotic in Asia 😉 Wish I was there but my S2 is at Solms in any case (seems Leica Japan cannot replace the LED on the top 🙁
    Looking forward to the great pictures,

  • Roger,
    I am using a Gitzo 3 series (3541LS) and using the Cube when at home and the RRS BH-55 when traveling and both have worked well including some 32+ sec shots. It does seem that the S2 is well dampened.
    Best regards,

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