The 24 may be my new favorite lens. It's not too big… but the images it gets are tremendous. Just posted a sunset shot to my red-dot blog taken hand-held in last light. So yes, the 24 is a lovely addition. Highly recommended.
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 found the need to use the accessory viewfinder.
Image edited with LR&PS.
PS The bright specks in the sky were blowing snow and ice crystals.
If anyone is in Los Angeles go see “In Light,” which just opened at the Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica. After a year of working with the S2 on the street and in studio I am pleased to present over thirty large and small prints on paper and aluminum. Other works include projections, ink drawings, light sculptures and a kinetic light installation by Chas Curtis. The show has been extended until late December. http://www.robertbermangallery.com
ciracrowell replied to the topic Think about getting the Leica S2 Multifunction Vertical Grip in the forum S2 9 years, 9 months ago
I use the RRS L-bracket with a neoprene Leica Handstrap and Black Rapid R-Strap if I need to shoulder carry. The Black Rapid FastenR-T1 screws through the Handstrap plate into the tripod threads of the L-Bracket. This system has been a sturdy and easily adjustable solution. (Note: must widen the Handstrap plate hole for the Fastenr-T1)
The neoprene cover is a Lenscoat Bodyguard Pro CB. I use as an extra layer of protection from dust, etc. It fits very well and has stretched to fit better over time, even with the Leica handstrap and RRS L-Bracket attached, though I could have done a more tidy job putting it on the camera the day I snapped these photos.
Two images of ThinkTank Urban Disguise 35 V2.0 with daypack attachments:
1. RU Thirsty bottle holder attached via short Attachment Strap clipped to side of bag. Could also hold a lens. (For storage I keep the strap zipped into the compartment at the bottom of the bottle holder so it is always there when I need it).
2. Backpack Harness…[Read more]
Three images of the inside of ThinkTank Urban Disguise 35 V2.0:
1. Front pocket holds pens, pencils, maps, cleaning cloth, small sunscreen, etc.
2. Unbuckle and lift the front pocket flap for an additional pocket area that holds RRS flash bracket and rails, LED flash, bag rain cover and even a micro-windshirt.
3. Main compartment holds 2…[Read more]
Thanks for posting this point of concern.
Just to clarify, if I do not use the rear AF button then this is not a concern? :confused: I just updated firmware with lenses attached but have not been out shooting since to notice an issue.
ciracrowell replied to the topic Feedback requested from those with the microprism focusing screen in the forum S2 9 years, 11 months ago
LOVE the micro-focus screen. It makes the S2 a different camera by taking unnerving guesswork out of manual focus. Added plus… it makes the S2 handle like a classic Leica SL2. It's a must-have accessory. 😮
Still so impressed with this bag for an S2 kit… from city to trail. For a day hike I clipped the optional ThinkTank Shoulder Harness 2.0 (backpack straps) to a midsize ThinkTank Attachment Strap clipped over the top of the bag, which allows easy access to the interior. I also clipped a ThinkTank RUHot (water bottle holder) to the side via a…[Read more]
I will third that observation. The S2 does prefer background focus to an annoying degree and tends to “search” for the correct focus too long. When the camera gets stuck “searching” I switch to manual focus (which means the photo could be gone by then). I find myself toggling between focus modes often on single shoot, which is a problem.…[Read more]
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