WPalank;8593 wrote: Ben Ross, Leica S Rep USA, was at a Leica Event today with 6 S Cameras. I asked him about the Update, he said he had no idea but stated one of his cameras had a Beta Version loaded and handed it to me with 120 CS lens attached. Night and Day Folks, Night and Day. I was in a darkish room and started testing AF on objects around…
David Farkas;6198 wrote: We always recommend using the rear button set to AF-S and the focus mode set to MF. Works great for hand-held work to lock on then shoot as well as tripod-mounted work where you are trying maximize DOF by manually setting to hyperfocal. When you press the shutter, the camera doesn't try to auto focus between shots.
fotografz;6151 wrote: I wouldn't hold my breath for a new M monochrome based on the M240 camera that sports a CCD sensor. But, hey, ya never know : -)
As a follow up, I have a CS45 mm winging its way to me to try out. I suspect that focal length will be my “one lens” walk about since 35mm focal length is what I favor on a M or any other 35mm…
I cant make you much hope for better response S-AF.
Lately I have found that the AF hunts quite often. Leica said the AF is improved but I cant confirm this from my experience. Good thing the viewfinder is so big that I can sometimes switch to MFocus.
In the end it is a lot speculation if a new S will come at Photokina, which sensor it…[Read more]
I updated from S2 to S last year, I think besides the obvious changes there are also small improvement which should mean the camera is even more reliable.
C-AF is improved from being not usable to being usable for slow subjects. (Helps for my kids, even though they re not really slow). There is a slight ISo advantage and slightly…[Read more]
anGy;6078 wrote: Really interesting discussion.
I also think that you can have too much of a good thing.
My Sony A7r files are processed in C1 with a black point at +7 as a starting point. With other settings to balance this effect I find the files a bit closer to the S2/medium format look.
The flatness of the medium tones of the D800 was…
David Farkas;6076 wrote: Good points, Marc and Al.
It's funny that so many people ask for increased dynamic range, then complain that the files from new cameras with increased DR look “flat” or “have lost the magical look of X”. As you point out, this is just learning a new set of processing techniques.
I get around the flatness that…
If we compare to ff cameras I see 3 differences…more limited high ISO of the S, slower lens (in case of the 30-90 compared to f2.8/24-70) plus the need for a slightly shorter exp time.
I use my S a lot handhold and often at f4.0 or wide open.Thats why I am still afraid that -for my purpose- I would always feel to have to carry another f…[Read more]
I think the point is that a fast zoom can replace a slow zoom AND primes.
A slow zoom can only be an addition to fast primes (depending when you shoot in low light as well).
I am constantly debating with myself if I shoud stay with my Leica S primes or add the zoom and reduce the number of primes.
However I often do shoot the…[Read more]
RVB;6021 wrote: A quick shot from the S45mm at f5.6… nothing to get excited about but gives some indication of the performance…
When I get a chance I'll get dome decent shots…
looks very good flare resistance. Thanks-please keep them coming.
Doug;5876 wrote: Good luck with the new lens, and I hope it will suit you well. I bought the 35 last year… found a nice used one at Dale… I'm pretty happy with it. But then I find it easy to adapt myself to different angles of view. Plus I have used the 45 and 55mm Pentax67 lenses, both f/4 so somewhat smaller and lighter, but manual focus and…
David Farkas;5796 wrote: I'd love to see a CMOS with live view and video capability, but currently there are no medium format sized CMOS sensors. Imagine the sensor performance of the M 240 with the resolution and lenses of the S…
I am constantly fighting with the M 240 color. It just looks pinkish to me. I also tried custom profile I…[Read more]
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