- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Leica S3 64MP Medium Format Camera Now Shipping Today, Leica has announced the official release of the S3 medium format digital camera. The camera, which was teased back at Photokina 2018, will start shipping immediately for a price of $18,995. Very similar to […] View
Thank you David, great photos !
- In reply to: Albert Knapp, MD wrote a new post, Travels through Morocco with the Leica S Morocco occupies a uniquely strategic and cultural position on the African continent. Perched on the northwest coast of Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean are natural borders to the North and […] View
Great work, Albert! Unmistakably Leica S quality, you’ve got some gems in this series.
- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, New Leica TL Lenses Announced At the SL Launch event in Wetzlar last week, many wondered why Leica showed a graphic promoting the use of 6 T/TL lenses when only four currently exist. While nothing was officially announced at the time, I saw T […] View
Hi David, thanks for the report. For what number of lines per mm are S lenses being calculated/produced? Thanks!
- In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Leica S (Typ 007) Review It’s official. Leica has just started delivering the world’s fastest medium format digital camera, and perhaps the most advanced. When I met with the product managers for the new S (Typ 007) at Photokina, I was […] View
Thanks for the interesting review! Great images!
Good for you, Boris. I hope you’ll like your S, from the little video I’ve seen, the look of it is very nice. Maybe the video specs don’t look impressive compared to RED cum suis, but I like the look in this short video. I think I do recognise those S lenses.
Maybe you could post a 100% crop to show what the spots look like for future reference?
I’ve never heard about this on an S sensor before, but knowing the M9 sensor is from the same period and manufacturer, maybe this could be expected. Anyway, I hope you’ll get your camera back ASAP!
Interesting take on the video features of the new S:
peterv commented on the post, Photographing the Atacama Desert with the Leica S (Typ 006) 5 years, 5 months agoIn reply to: Albert Knapp, MD wrote a new post, Photographing the Atacama Desert with the Leica S (Typ 006) My wife Ruth and I ventured into the Atacama Desert in December 2013 with John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick of Digital Photo Destinations. The Atacama is one of the oldest, driest and highest deserts in the world, spanning Northwest Argentina, North East Chile and Southern Bolivia. The Argentinian portion of the Atacama Desert is called the Puna and was to be our photographic playground for this trip. This section of desert made for a particularly unforgiving environment. The trek was very difficult, but the stunning beauty and surreal desolation of this desert made the effort worthwhile. I brought my two Leica S (typ 006) bodies along with my Vario-Elmar-S 30-90mm f/5.6 ASPH, Super-Elmar-S 24mm f/3.5 ASPH, Summarit-S 70mm f/2.5 ASPH, APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 and APO-Elmar-S 180mm f/3.5 ASPH. Because of the dust, all lenses had a B&W F-Pro UV filter and both bodies and all lenses were protected by Storm Jacket Camera Covers. I made sure to perform all lens changing inside our four-wheel drive vehicles with the windows closed and the motor off. Rigorous cleaning and inspection took place each night on return from the field. Ultimately, I am happy to report that all bodies and lenses performed flawlessly in spite of the harsh environment.The first highlight was the immense wind-cut volcanic pumice fields spanning 60 square miles. The individual stones, some up to 50 feet in height, were mind-boggling in both their awesome size and natural beauty. We spent several days and evenings wandering the fields and letting our creative imaginations fly. The APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm f/2.5 and the Super-Elmar-S 24mm f/3.5 ASPH lenses were both exceptionally useful in these fields, but I found myself using the 24mm most frequently as the ultra-wide perspective really lent itself to the landscape.There are several small and very remote villages in the desert, nestled in the mountainous terrain. We stopped in the tiny farming village of Autofagasta de La Sierra. Certainly a far cry from city life with a population of less than 700 residents, but quite photogenic. The last part of our journey in the Atacama was to a series of vast natural salt flats. Argentina has one of the largest reserves of lithium in the world and the industry is quite robust. Fortunately, the mining operations have been careful not to compromise the striking beauty of this eerie landscape. You can see more pictures along with an accompanying article in the LHSA Viewfinder (2014), Volume 47, pages 34 to 43. View
Very nice images, Albert. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks David, I’ve waited a few days before responding, because I was hoping that others might chime in, but somehow there doesn’t seem to be much interest in this topic. In any case, it’s still early days and a lot might happen between now and second quarter 2015.
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