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  • #7912
    RVB

    I installed this and the cam is telling me that there are Lens updates available when I switch it on,but the lens firmware on the owners area is not new..

    120cs is LEICA APO-MACRO-SUMMARIT-S 1:2.5/120 CS 132.35.7.0

    I have this installed and still its telling me to update ..

    Rob

  • #4803
    RVB

    On the subject of S glass,If there is another accessory I would like to see its a 2nd S rolling case that could take the S24mm,the Zoom and the new 100mm and extra batteries and CF cards…

    i have the current case and its great but only holds 5 lenses and even if you wanted to leave a couple behind you still couldnt fit the Zoom or 24mm in..

  • #4800
    RVB

    peterv;8506 wrote: Impressive test results, Rob! I would not have expected the difference between these two lenses to be that obvious.

    Peter I have a few HC lenses,I will probably sell them,the S lenses are a step up,no doubt about that.. The blad lenses work pretty well when stepped down to be fair,but DAC is more important for HC IQ than it is with S glass..

  • #4799
    RVB

    This is a great addition to the line up,hopefully it has fast focusing,at least as fast as the 70 and 180,there would certainly be a CS version i the works..

    Only glass missing now is a wide TS and something longer than 180..

    Rob

  • #4792
    RVB

    I digress but I was curious about how the S120mm compares to the HC120mm mk2 ,the parameters were tightly controlled and these are wide open shots..(this is @100%)

    But the image speaks for itself..

    Rob

    Attached files

  • #4783
    RVB

    Arif;8487 wrote: I agree, if it is significantly more expensive, then a no-go for me. Am very happy with the S2 and the 30-90 but was hoping for a clean 3200 ISO to make the move.

    Arif,If the M240 sensor is a reference for the new sensor then I think ISO is going to be pretty good,I don’t own an M but of the files I have seen it has great Dynamic Range and a decent iso3200,

    This is subscription only but great source of info and the ISO 3200 looks veery good,I expect the new S to be as good http://diglloyd.com/prem/prot/LEICA/LeicaM9/M240-vs-M9P-ISO.html

    Best

    Rob

  • #4780
    RVB

    PebblePlace;8485 wrote: Well, that stinks. With Ricoh putting the 645Z on the street for $8495, it’s kind of difficult to believe that the new CMOS S is costing more to make than the Type 006. I realize that Leica may be opting for a CMOSIS sensor (or someone else’s) instead of Sony. But geesh…

    I was also hoping the price would remain the same but I guess the new sensor and its R&D cost (which i’m guessing is stmicroelectronics) is pushing the price higher..

    Its also supposed to have a new Auto focus system which sounds interesting…

    Either way I’m happy enough with my S and have a 30-90 on order which is my priority over a new body!!

    As for the Pentax..its really nice but glass is no match no S glass… and no leaf shutters either,it’s limited to 1/125th sec flash sync.

    Rob

  • #4778
    RVB

    Just had a chat with a Leica dealer in Germany.. they said that the current S will remain in the line up and that the CMOS will be significantly more expensive than the current camera.. Start Saving guys… 😉

    Rob

  • #4750
    RVB

    peterv;8431 wrote: Thanks for that link Rob, interesting stuff. I passed it along to a friend of mine who’s going to shoot his new film in 3D, next month. He’ll be shooting on Reds, I guess IMAX 3D is going to be big budget Hollywood movies only.

    Anyway, on a new Leica S, it’s interesting that there are absolutely no rumours yet. With Photokina less then three months away, all we have is our own speculations. Either Leica and beta-testers are very tight lipped, or perhaps the new S is not ready for presentation in september. But then, why the $5.000 rebate?

    Something has to pop up soon,the only question is who makes the sensor ?Sony or STMicroelectronics? Sony are really making waves in the sensor world..did you see this > http://www.photocounter.com.au/2014/digital-imaging-breakthrough-from-sony/

    I’m more interested in the Glass,I would like to see an f2 portrait lens,a wide TS and maybe a longer 70-200 (in 35mm) equivalent zoom.

    Rob

  • #4745
    RVB

    peterv;5826 wrote: Exactly, there seems to be a trend towards larger sensors in video/digital cinema:

    … Panavision unveiled a prototype for a digital camera that will have a sensor equivalent to 70mm…

    http://nofilmschool.com/2013/01/red-epic-dragon-arri-alexa-sony-f55-f65-panavision-70mm-camera/

    The diagonal of ‘regular’ 65 mm (52.5 x 23 mm) film stock is 56,8 mm
    The diagonal of the 45 x 30 S sensor is 54,1 mm

    Peter,this showed up this week…http://www.digitalcinemasociety.org/news/new-3d-imax-dual-sensor-65mm-4k-used-transformers

    Rob

  • #4734
    RVB

    Some of you guys might find this interesting,it’s a review of the 30-90 by Niel Morley ..

    http://nielmorley.blogspot.com/2013/09/leica-vario-elmar-s-3090-mm-f3556-asph.html

  • #4648
    RVB

    Jack MacD;6180 wrote: David or Roger,
    Any update on this retina issue? We are now over a year since the last post.

    I am about to update my computer ( 3 years old ) and was
    leaning toward a rMBP to drive a 4K display.
    Seems smarter than a Mac Pro which for photos seems like overkill.

    Thoughts from others are welcome.

    Jack,I think the MacPro is better because ram is upgradeable and GPU power is extremely good,if you are going to buy a retina I think waiting for the next model is a good idea unless you need it asap.

    If you do buy a rMBP you will need a top monitor anyway,although right now there isn’t a 4k monitor worth buying.. the Sharp/Asus has faux colour calibration and narrow Adobe RGB gamut,I would wait for an Eizo or NEC

    Rob

  • #9795
    RVB

    Josh,we now have two S bodies in the product line,perhaps adding a high res option at some point would be a good idea,the 6um pixel has its benefits in speed and low light and the S files are nice but I also like the look of the files from the D810 and IQ280 (I have access to both) and they’re both using smaller pixel pitches of 4.88um and 5.2um respectively,both are unforgiving of focus error but I rarely have problems when I use them.

    If an S body was offered with 5micron pixels it would be 54mp,this might slow down the capture rate but would be interesting to the landscape shooters..

    Going back to 6um pixels,the H4d-50 I had until recently used a 6um sensor and the per pixel quality wasn’t as good as he D810’s exmor pixels.technology trumps size alone,the D810 also had much cleaner shadows and better low light while still offering faster fps.I also think the smaller pixels lowers moire by raising spatial resolution.

    But overall the more I look at the new S the more I like it and plan to upgrade it next year,live view swings it for me as I like to shoot cityscape in low light,but even without this I like the way the S is evolving,new top lcd and new mount,usb3 and wlan are al nice touches.(still hoping to see long exposure without DFS added via firmware though) and the ability to shoot at higher iso’s will be very useful,especially combined with the superb looking Summicron 100mm,I am really looking forward to getting mine.

  • #9514
    RVB

    Good article David,while I’m a little disappointed in the resolution and am unsure of the file quality I still think that the camera is very interesting.

    Do you think that they can extend the max shutter speed via firmware…125seconds from CMOS is too short,the H5D-50C can do around 30mins with no Dark frame subtraction..

    Rob

  • #8015
    RVB

    Thanks for this… it was very helpful!

    Rob

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