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  • #4819

    David, do you know whther the sSchneider filters fit into the Lee holder? Thanks

  • #4046

    Indeed, most of the time it's given as a distance from the front element but for the 70 it's different. I did not yet tri it for the S but did for the M, and it worked. I think performing addition tests is only useful, it t all, if there objects very near to the camera. In fact, i did many handheld landscape panos.

  • #4041

    Actually, i think it's much easier. What one calls the nodal point is in fact the entry pupil. If you go on the leica wedsite you find for each S lens a data sheet which contains information on where the entry pupil is. For example, fo the 70 mm, it is at 26.7 cm from the bajonet.

  • #3764

    Just got mine back–took less than a week from them to do the repair and they did not charge.

    BTW, at least in the EU, Leica arranged a free of charge pick up by DHL. I would email the S2 customer service address which you find on their website rather than the general customer service email.

    Good luck

  • #3691

    Well, seems it's my turn. My sensor glass cracked after over2 years in use. And that while on vacation….

  • #3504

    It was actually handeld. Grabbed it on the way to the car to walk the dog.

  • #3502

    RVB: as I said in my earlier post, I was not able to detect a difference in sharpnes between the zoom and the 70 or 35.

    David, will do next week.

  • #3481

    Here it is

    Attached files

  • #3479

    I was very tempted by this lens because it covers a large range of what I shoot, in particular when traveling, and thus should reduce the need to change lenses. Last week, I received an offer that I could not refuse (demo lens from Leica that my dealer received), and yesterday and today I took the lens for a first test drive. Light was not great on both days (overcast and today snowing).

    The lens is heavy, but once you get used to it, it's not too bad. The camera is better balanced at the short end of the zoom than at the long end, because the lens then extends quite a bit and there is quite a lot of weight at the front end, pulling the camera down a bit. Build quality wise–well it's a Leica S lens. That says it all. Image quality: I am hard pressed to see a difference between the 35 and the 70, on the one hand, and the 30-90 on the other. Frankly, I think one would have to look at the results side-by-side. But that after one day–and I am not really interested in these types of tests.

    What I can say that is that after two test walks, I am very happy with the lens. I think it will allow me to get shots that I otherwise would have missed, because if lack of time to change lenses or because I only had one lens with me. Note: Ever since I switched to the M in 2005, the only zoom I used was the 28-35-50 MATE, so I am not the zoom freek. But I think I will use this one a lot.

    Just one shot, hand held at 45 mm, when we were getting ready to drive to the park with our dog who is crazy about the snow. (I cropped a bit the bottom part.)

  • #3247

    Thanks for the heads-up. I would inform Leica customer service. Curious what they would say. I always thought that the reason why a certain voltage is required to strat the cleaning process is precisely to prevent these things from happening (I assume you did not clean the sensor for an unusually long time). May be it was / is a faulty battery. My orginall one stopped functioning at one moment for no apparent reason, and I was not the only one to whom that happened.

  • #3225

    David Farkas;3829 wrote: The two new lenses were/are slated to be released in December. With the Holidays coming up, I'm assuming that means early January.

    Thanks David.

    Just wonder why the Holidays (i.e., Christmas–sorry but that's what it is) would delay it to January? The date of the Christmas was know when the anouncment was made–I assume :confused:

  • #2982

    Pete & David,

    Thanks for the respective posts. I hope to make it Cologne on Sunday. Anyway, I registered for the S booth. Really curious how many of the goodies can be implemented in the new S2 by firmware update.

    BTW, I was at a local Leica dealer today who still has an S2 and an S2-P in stock. He was not really amused by the S prices, and the fact that it included 3 years of platinium services. In fact, the new S is now cheaper than the S2P. No idea what margins a dealer has on these cameras, but this must hurt.

  • #2970

    Paratom;3141 wrote: 9000 Euro – wow . . . maybe I can live with just either 30 or 35

    That was my thought as well. This is a real bummer.

    In principle this lens covers a large portion of my needs, focus length wise. But I still could not give up the 70 and the 35, because I also like / want a fast lens.

    Anyway, decisions, decisions.

  • #2845

    David K;2971 wrote: The girl in the red swimsuit is one of my favorite models and a regular member of my weekend boat crew.

    Any chance to join your boat crew? :D. Just kidding. Looks like you had a great day at the beach.

    I also like the B&W shot best. What lens was the done with?


  • #2707

    Any suggestions for those without an iPhone? (I know I should feel ashamed but I don't own one and my iPad is WIFI only.)

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