• In reply to: Luis Mora wrote a new post, CineStill films and the resurgence of analog photography Film is making a resurgence. Whether this is the final gasp of air or a new breath of life has yet to be determined. While big names like Kodak and Fuji are cutting production of once iconic photographic mediums, […] View

    Thanks for that, Luis. Interesting.


  • In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Leica S (Typ 007) Review Itโ€™s official. Leica has just started delivering the worldโ€™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

    Many thanks, David.

    It's on my bucket list. It seems very popular, but driving your accommodation is a great way to go.


  • In reply to: David Farkas wrote a new post, Leica S (Typ 007) Review Itโ€™s official. Leica has just started delivering the worldโ€™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

    A great report, David. Many thanks.

    I'm contemplating a similar trip and like your accommodation solution. How did the Land Rover Discovery space work out for gear stowage, sleeping and eating ? I'm 6 ft and had doubted that a comfortable nights sleep could be had. Be great to hear your views on this.

    Where did you hire the LR4 from ?


  • In reply to: Leica Store wrote a new post, New Instructional Video Series on Leica S (Typ 006) from Leica Store Miami Leica Store Miami has created an instructional video series on the Leica S (Typ 006), covering all aspects of the camera, inside and out. Our very own Josh Lehrer explains every button and port and walks through all the menu options in detail. He also covers how to set up a gray card white balance, use the virtual horizon and set up and use custom functions.These videos are a great quick start for anyone new to the S and useful even for experienced S owners.Introduction and Physical Features Camera MenuImage Menu Setup Menu and Custom FunctionsPlayback and Image Review View

    Excellent series. Thank you.

    I was expecting a tour of the internal features discussing the upgrade features from the previous S2 and the competition. Nevertheless, great information.


  • I only have the 35 & 70, plus a clutch of Hasselblad lenses. Never used the 45mm.

    I have tested my two S lenses against each other and found that my 35mm has far greater resolution compared to my 70mm. Not saying this will be true for everybody. What I am saying is that the 35mm is a very fine lens indeed.

    If the 45mm is as good as…[Read more]

  • Yes, excellent images. Thanks.

    I have the 35 & 70mm Summarit-S lenses and 5 Hasselblad V lenses. Few of these get used regularly as the 70mm is my go to lens, so the much lower investment in Hasselblad lenses is helpful whilst maintaining a fabulous level of quality. I would like to complete my set with a 24mm too, as it's way beyond the…[Read more]

  • Excellent series and I favour the third if ever there was a need to state a preference. The installation shot is very special as we rarely see such shots.

    Look forward to your tutorial on printing. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • A Pancake lens and I hardly care what focal length it is. I just want something small and light so I can carry the camera everywhere. I don't mind if it's manual focus, it's about portability. The S might have twice the size of sensor compared to an M, but compare a 35mm S to a 35/28mm M lens and it's scale gone mad.

    6 months ago, I talked…[Read more]

  • I've experimented and found that if I fit the Grip, I can hand hold for 2 stops longer in the portrait mode.

    I'm comfortable shooting below 1/100s, even 1/40s with some losses, whereas without the grip I try and stay shorter than 1/249s. Must be down to camera movement and of course this may only apply to me, but I've tested this enough to…[Read more]

  • Pete Walentin;5554 wrote: Hi Gary,
    Thanks for the info. Do you have any idea when they announce the dates for the next year? Cheers,s

    I anticipate the dates will be available before the end of this year. It's bound to be Friday 12 September through 14th.

    Tickets are available for each day, or for the event which has a…[Read more]

  • Pete Walentin;5540 wrote: Thanks a lot. I love each and every shot. I must go there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks, Peter.

    Be aware that there are a lot of returning customers and accommodation in the area is difficult to secure. For next September, it would be good to have a bed in place by the end of January.

    Need to get your entry ticket by…[Read more]

  • fotografz;4506 wrote: Fixed.

    Thanks to Kelsey Fains of Leica USA, and the fast acting technical wizards in Germany.

    Let the jobs begin!


    Excellent news. Thanks for the information. Never know when it might come in handy, but your sharing gives peace of mind to all of us.

  • Your site is well worth the visit. Great variety of approach. Also like the layout and navigation.

    Gary. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks Jack. Nice of you to say.

    Kurt, I'd obviously prefer an AF lens, but if Leica could make a 40/50/60mm Summicron with the same size and form factor as the Mamiya 80mm f1.9 with superb focus confirmation, would that not be worth dying for ? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Don't need the whole range duplicating in manual focus, just one for a small pack, big…[Read more]

  • Kurt Kamka;4218 wrote: Awesome shot, Gary. How are you liking the S2 experience so far?

    Interesting, Kurt.

    The wedding shoot was a baptism of fire ! I'd traded my M9-Ps to fund it so I had little alternative than to jump in the deep end with the S2. F2.5 and 1/12s was not best suited to the low light winter's day. On top of that, i…[Read more]

  • Alex AR;4216 wrote: Wow! Like it. Where did you take it?

    Alex, I took it on Friday afternoon at the Fiddlers Ferry Power Station at Widnes in the UK.

    It was a shot from the first time out with my new camera; that is apart from a wedding I shot with it.

    Thanks Mark.

  • BTW, I need the flexibility because I traded my M9, M9-P and two Summilux lenses to acquire the S2 and S 35mm.

    I've been well hooked !!


  • Jack & David, Thanks for your comments. Appreciated.

    I only bought the S 35mm with the S2 to put a toe in the water and to test if my 4 Hasselblad lenses could be used effectively for more ‘static' landscape and square portrait shots. It reduces the initial investment and saves me from adding another lens set to my kit cupboard, but more…[Read more]

  • Rolophoto;3956 wrote: You're not alone in that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry, mine's a new, old one. An S2.

    Don't deserve to be posting on this ‘S' thread. The thread Title threw me.

    Story of my life. ๐Ÿ™

  • constable;3955 wrote: I have a big black box with the letter S on it sitting beside me! And a battery charging …… More later Ed

    You're not alone in that. ๐Ÿ™‚