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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    egad, Woody! for a minute I thought you had gone S2

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Detail of Truck BW



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    Bob - this one especially is really fantastic.
    excellent
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    - this one especially ...
    Thanks Jono!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    nice B&W conversion.

    Thanks Pete,

    I find the S2 file just wonderful to work with....so nice to convert as they have so much texture and depth. I am really pleased with this system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Big yellow bear faces off vs. Racquet Club.
    I love this Woody....

    I saw this guy in this past weekend's WSJ ... from the front in a field.

    Hard to imagine everything involved in setting this up.

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    Capture Raw from Adobe in RC 6.4 has incorporated the S2 Profiles for correction for the S 70, S 120 and S 35 Lenses.

    Here are a couple of captures developed with same: S2-P/70S.

    Train Guages:




    Train Switch:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Big yellow bear faces off vs. Racquet Club. M9 + bokeh king.

    Hmmm . . . posted these in the wrong place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Hmmm . . . posted these in the wrong place.
    Serendipity to the rescue...after my rash of posts the place needed a bit of a lift....always good to see. You have a great eye for that whimsical capture that elevates the day.

    M9 so not that far OT.

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    I'm starting to think that perhaps, just maybe, I should sell every camera and lens I own in order to buy an S2 with at least one lens.

    Many really outstanding images here....and I was an S2 sceptic from the get go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I'm starting to think that perhaps, just maybe, I should sell every camera and lens I own in order to buy an S2 with at least one lens.

    Many really outstanding images here....and I was an S2 sceptic from the get go.

    Gary
    That was me about two months ago.


    I dumped my entire Nikon line and now I have the S2-P+35mm+70mm and 120mm on order. The S2 and my M9 +35,50-Lux, 50mm-Nocti and 75mm Cron is all I have.

    To your point, the S2 is simply the best camera I have ever used. I love it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I'm starting to think that perhaps, just maybe, I should sell every camera and lens I own in order to buy an S2 with at least one lens.

    Many really outstanding images here....and I was an S2 sceptic from the get go.

    Gary
    Gary, if you didn't sell off everything and got an S2, you will. The rest of the stuff tends to just sit there once you start working with this camera.

    Except maybe a M9 if you have one ...

    NO ONE was as skeptical as I was ... I sold off my entire V 500 and 200 systems, my 949 scanner, and a boat load of other stuff when Leica announced the S2 ... then spent well over a year testing and watching and grousing and looking, and studying, and re-testing ... and ... then, when it came of age sprung for it and all four available lenses.

    I'm still learning, and each day I find better ways to realize the image performance inherent in the system which is more than a cursory run through can reveal in a couple of hours. Its beauty runs far more than skin deep, even if it IS the most beautiful camera I've ever owned or used

    -Marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomstop View Post

    To your point, the S2 is simply the best camera I have ever used. I love it!

    My Son - WIth Leica S2 - Color
    David,

    Your son's portrait will be one of those captures you keep going back to over the years...wonderful light and expression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    I'm starting to think that perhaps, just maybe, I should sell every camera and lens I own in order to buy an S2 with at least one lens.

    Many really outstanding images here....and I was an S2 sceptic from the get go.

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    HI Gary
    I feel like this every week - it's terrifying!
    I was actually always an advocate for the S2, which makes it more startling that I don't have one.

    Marc is the worst - goading and tempting - it's a fearful business, and rather like another child, NO is always a conditional decision, whereas YES is always final!

    David - what Bob says - lovely shot of your son - lovely

    all the best to everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Gary
    I feel like this every week - it's terrifying!
    I was actually always an advocate for the S2, which makes it more startling that I don't have one.

    Marc is the worst - goading and tempting - it's a fearful business, and rather like another child, NO is always a conditional decision, whereas YES is always final!

    David - what Bob says - lovely shot of your son - lovely

    all the best to everyone
    (except Marc the Tempter )
    Jono, wish you could be here with Irakly and I as we screw around with all this stuff ... he's really helpful in working the post possibilities ... more for print than web, which he is less interested in.
    He's involved with helping some guy in Florida that has an S2 and is friends with Kaufman, so the camera has his attention ... which is good luck for me Mostly we talk art, photography (not technical stuff), and he picks my brain about advertising and marketing conceptual thinking since he's also doing some of that over in Europe ... all over my mud strong coffee since he's ALWAYS jet lagged

    My bet is that he's an eventual S2 shooter in the making ... we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomstop View Post
    The S2 and my M9 +35,50-Lux, 50mm-Nocti and 75mm Cron is all I have.
    Only here on DPI can anyone make that statement and have a sympathetic audience

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    Due to lack of US dealers having much stock in S2 lenses at the present time I purchased a Pentax P67/Leica S2 adapter from David Farkas.

    Here are a couple of pics from the Pentax P67 45 ....

    Potted Plants




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    Not a long term solution but it buys me some time until the next round of lenses arrive. Thanks David.


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    Bob, the adapter route is one I'm using too. The first of these was with the Hassy 110... the second with the Leica S 70mm. Processed pretty much the same but they aren't untouched. The Leica is the sharper of the two as I front focused on the Hassy shot by a tad. Neither are in final-final form but thought I'd share them as is. Anybody else a sucker for redheads I'm taking delivery tomorrow of what I'm told is the last remaining 120 macro in the country. Even so... I do not think I will give up the Hassy 110.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    Only here on DPI can anyone make that statement and have a sympathetic audience
    You stole my thunder! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    ...Anybody else a sucker for redheads I'm taking delivery tomorrow of what I'm told is the last remaining 120 macro in the country. Even so... I do not think I will give up the Hassy 110.
    I too am a sucker for redheads. You did a good job photographing this one. Congratulations on getting the Leica S 120mm. I would love to have that lens in my kit, but it will have to wait a while.

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    Thanks Mark. It was just delivered minutes ago... need to go try it out. If this is a lens you think you want I'd suggest getting on your dealer's list. It's likely to take a while before it's readily available.

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    Thanks for all of the posts David, Bob, GMB and Tom!

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    I went to a MLB game at Miller Park yesterday and brought along the S2. As it was 40 degrees and overcast and the roof remained closed. That made it a little dark on the inside. But, always looking to force the issue, I tried to make due with the 180 anyway.

    I ended up with a few blurry images ... but the rest held up really well. There are certainly better tools for shooting sports, but I like the results. I find it difficult not to want to lug the S2 with me everywhere I go ... because even in unconventional circumstances, the results please me.

    I'll attend a game or two later in the year with more light to be able to shoot at great speed and achieve more depth of field.










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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    ... the adapter route is one I'm using too. The first of these was with the Hassy 110...I do not think I will give up the Hassy 110.
    David,

    Very nice capture...it is one of the lenses people always regret selling...easy to see why.


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    Kurt,

    The baseball series is very good...love the 3D feel to the pictures. The boy with cotton candy is priceless...

    Bob

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Here is another P67 Lens S2-P Body combo....

    This time the 105 F2.4

    Quail and Flowers




    Bird and House




    Bearing Roses




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    Two more with the P67 105 F2.4 and S2-P Body...

    Peach Rose and Buds




    Fishing Lures



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    Thanks, Bob. It looks like you are having a great time with the S2-P.

    That Pentax105/2.4 really has a nice look to it ... it'd be interesting to compare it with the Zeiss 110/2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post

    That Pentax105/2.4 really has a nice look to it ... it'd be interesting to compare it with the Zeiss 110/2.
    Kurt,

    I am sure that the Zeiss has the ultimate edge for sharpness, microcontrast and mechanics...however, I do like the OOF look of the P67 105. I was very pleased to see it image this well.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceh View Post
    Peter,
    congratulations.
    ........................................
    Lens Summarit 2,5/35 is on the way
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    Austrian Alps
    CEH, this is a great shot.
    The file shows off the lens/sensor quality very well. Tiny people, so sharp! And nice juxtaposition with the mountains.
    Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arif View Post
    Mother and Child, Inle, Myanmar 2011

    Thank you for looking,
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    Arif, wonderful images, so many strong ones. A great sense of person, place, and compositions that read quickly. I'd love to see these images printed large at a gallery show.
    Was the entire Myanmar 2011 with the S2, or other systems as well?
    Once again, congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtKamka View Post
    That Pentax105/2.4 really has a nice look to it ... it'd be interesting to compare it with the Zeiss 110/2.
    That's a great idea.
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    The following pictures were taken at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas with Leica S2-P and Leica S 70 or Pentax P67 55 lens.

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    A couple more.

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    Stearman




    Trainer





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    Same location....different era.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Jono, wish you could be here with Irakly and I as we screw around with all this stuff ... he's really helpful in working the post possibilities ... more for print than web, which he is less interested in.
    He's involved with helping some guy in Florida that has an S2 and is friends with Kaufman, so the camera has his attention ... which is good luck for me Mostly we talk art, photography (not technical stuff), and he picks my brain about advertising and marketing conceptual thinking since he's also doing some of that over in Europe ... all over my mud strong coffee since he's ALWAYS jet lagged

    My bet is that he's an eventual S2 shooter in the making ... we'll see.

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    Oh! I wish I could be there too! - Please give him my very best regards.

    All the best

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    Toning it down a bit.

    Leica S2-P / P67 105

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kraus View Post
    Arif, wonderful images, so many strong ones. A great sense of person, place, and compositions that read quickly. I'd love to see these images printed large at a gallery show.
    Was the entire Myanmar 2011 with the S2, or other systems as well?
    Once again, congrats.
    John, thank you very much for the kind comment. Most of the pictures were taken with the S2 with a few occasional ones with the M9/D3S. I have been very busy after the earthquake but hope to find time to add more over the long holiday at April end and hope you will come back and visit.

    Thanks again,
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    Bob, David K, Kurt, David M, and Ceh--Very good shots. (Ceh, said to hear that you sold the S2).

    Here are some shots from the last weekend. The more I use the camera, the more I like it...

    These were in the Halle forest, just outside Brussels.

    A 3 shot pano with the 35



    A 4 shot pano with the 70



    One with the 35



    And one with the 70



    These are from a walk in the forest near the German border





    And finally one from the garden


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    Georg,

    I love the forest panos and the 35 shot...the BWs are very good.

    Sorry to read about the 120 AF issue...I did a search but did not turn up any good ideas for you. I look forward to you resolving the problem...hope it does not entail a trip to Solms.

    Nice to see so good photos from the S2...thought I had scared everyone off with my drivel.....

    Bob

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    Bob, David, David and Georg, looking good.

    Don't worry, Bob, for better or worse you haven't scared me away. Your use of shallow depth of field with the S2 very much appeals to me.

    Here are a few more from Death Valley several weeks ago ...














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    Kurt,

    What wonderful conditions you had..looks like very little atmospheric haze and little wind...like just after a front had moved through the area clearing it.

    I love #s 4, 5 and 6....love to see them in large prints.

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    Roses are loving the past few days here in Texas....

    Peach Rose with S2-P P67 165




    Pink Rose S2-P S70




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    Beautiful images guys...please keep posting them. I am sidelined as my S2 is on it's way to Solms for an upgrade to the top LCD.

    Bob, I particularly like your image of the fishing lures...something special about that one for me.

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Here are a couple of shots done while my pal Irakly and I were goofing off in the studio yesterday. We were further testing the S120 Macro, and since neither one of us actually like shooting test charts and brick walls , we came up with a few conceptual ideas for studio still shots (a personal forte of mine from my ad man days ).

    First up is one of Irakly's collector's watches: A 1946 Rolex Oyster... one of only six made in rose gold. The concept was simple ... "Time Machine" ... and ironically, 1946 is the year H.G. Wells past away.

    The other one I did while Irakly was fussing with the watch shot in post ... a bit of "cheesy" word play so to speak ... "To catch the big rats, you need the Chedda" (for those of you living in a social cave, "Chedda" is slang for money, and lots of it ... appropriate for anything to do with the Leica S2 don't you think? ). The gold mouse trap is a prop left over from one of my previous commercial shoots.

    Lots of fun, and Irakly has finally admitted that the Contax/Zeiss 120/4 may have finally met its match

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    Wonderful detail, Marc ... wow.

    That golden mousetrap rocks ... it's the perfect metaphor for the S2. Leica certainly has built a better mousetrap ... a 24k mousetrap for the fine gear connoisseur. It's so alluring you hardly notice the sting as the trap springs on your unsuspecting wallet.

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    Been busy the last several days with just a peek in here a few times. There have been some very good images here recently and a great variety. Bob, you took to the S2 and processing very quickly. Nice clean striking images. George, the wild flowers on the forest floor are great. Kurt, your images make me want to go to Death Valley even more than before. David, lets see some more models. I know your without S2, but I bet you have some more images to share. Marc, your still life images are excellent. I can imagine how good the images look at full resolution.

    Kurt, David, and Marc.

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    An interesting question came up while Irakly and I were shooting the above studio still life "Watch" and "Mousetrap" images:

    The issue was depth-of-field and lack of movements with the S2 system. Has anyone tackled this problem? While it can somewhat be mitigated by using the S120 Macro stopped down to 16 or 22 and moving the camera back until DOF is achieved, you then lose resolution due to cropping the image to fill the frame ... which is okay for some applications but certainly not all ... especially larger applications or commercial use where one never knows how big the client may use the shot (as Guy has frequently mentioned).

    I mentioned to Irakly that people were using Hasselblad V mount lenses on the S2, and he pointed out that Novaflex made a T/S bellows system in V mount ... that can also use view camera lenses or enlarger optics on the front. We're going to explore this possibility going forward.

    BTW, I also shot the Mousetrap shot with my H4D/60 using the Hasselblad HTS/i.5 and 100/2.2 with an additional 13mm extension tube ... by using 11 of tilt I was able to fill the frame and maintain DOF acceptable focus front to back. While the HTS/1.5, which uses additional optical elements, somewhat degrades IQ compared to the straight Leica S120 APO, the massive size of the H4D/60 file more than makes up for it when compared at the same large reproduction size ... with the additional bonus of everything being in focus with the H.

    If the Novaflex works, it will further expand the versatility of the S2 quite a bit. I am not all that interested in focus stacking as the ultimate solution ... it takes up to much time in a typical studio product shoot, and things like food needs to be shot the minute the stylists places the hero ... or if there is anything moving in the frame like steam or splashing liquids. Even in the field, flowers don't stand still in a breeze waiting for multiple shots.

    Your thoughts?

    Marc

    BTW, here are the two Mousetrap shots: subjectively, I processed the H4D/60 shot a bit warmer/red to push the notion of "golden" ... not sure which I prefer yet.

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Marcs,
    when I was evaluating different ways to do T/S with the S2 (after I heard the chance for a Leica T/S in the near future is small) were a) some T/S adapters from a Korean guy for Rollei lenses on the S2, then he also offers a Shift (but not tilt) adapter for Hasselblad lenses.

    Then I heard that the Novoflex "Balpro" (see following link) is supposed to work on the S2. There are also 80 and 100m Schneider -Kreuznach lens-heads available for that solution.
    I called Novoflex some weeks ago and they told be it should work on the S2 but they couldnt tell me yet how good the results would look like IQ-wise.

    http://www.novoflex.com/de/produkte/...ete/balpro-ts/

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Marcs,
    when I was evaluating different ways to do T/S with the S2 (after I heard the chance for a Leica T/S in the near future is small) were a) some T/S adapters from a Korean guy for Rollei lenses on the S2, then he also offers a Shift (but not tilt) adapter for Hasselblad lenses.

    Then I heard that the Novoflex "Balpro" (see following link) is supposed to work on the S2. There are also 80 and 100m Schneider -Kreuznach lens-heads available for that solution.
    I called Novoflex some weeks ago and they told be it should work on the S2 but they couldnt tell me yet how good the results would look like IQ-wise.

    http://www.novoflex.com/de/produkte/...ete/balpro-ts/
    That is exactly the one that Irakly was talking about. He currently uses something similar with excellent results on his Contax 645 using a 180mm Schneider enlarging lens (I guess for the coverage with his Phase One back with a bigger sensor than the S2). One would think the 100 Schneider Apo Digitar from Novoflex would be more than up to the job.

    However, doesn't the S2 sensor have micro lenses? If so, then the primary question regarding IQ would be the effect of a sensor with lenses ... not optimal with many other digital backs like the P30 with color casts and other anomalies.

    Doesn't affect me much since I also have a H4D/60 that uses the HTS/1.5 or can be mounted on my Xact-II for full movements front and back. I was just interested in general.

    -Marc

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    I haven't had much time to really get into the S2 with adaptor and V lenses yet however I am impressed with the 'playability' of the files from this camera ...left one is 100/2 Zeiss - hand held @ 1/60th - and center is a B&W conversion again the 100/2 @ 1/125th right hand side shows the rendition of the 75 Summarit - which I think is an outstanding lens ( and I get to post a puppy shot)

    I am really pleased to see the different drawing of the V versus Leica lenses but it looks like I will be forking out the cashola to buy some more selected Leica glass.

    I think we need a split screen for manual focus - that woudl be a great help for exact focus. I love the hand holdability of this camera - the ergonomics are the main reason I bought into it and have no regrets at all. The biggest surprise is the batteries - WOW - I use a handgrip as well but I haven't had to charge the batteries since new - they just keep on going and going and going..

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