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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    ceh - does DXo support Leica S2?

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    Tom,
    You're right, the picture looks better ..
    Simulation of film materials from DxO software is beneficial, but not always.

    I can't express myself if concerned the portraits made by "S" lens. I've got just the 2,5/70 lens...
    .. however, the Zeiss lens 110, due to photos shared with Kurt Kamka, seems to me "softer" - better suited for portraits than 2,5/120 for example.
    Maybe someone else will be able to write more (fotografz?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    ceh - does DXo support Leica S2?
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    I does not support DNG format Leica S2,vut you can open e.g.:16bit TIFF..

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Hope to jump back into this thread when I return from my travels next week. Meanwhile I am enjoying the images that you guys are kind enough to share.

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    David,
    I am looking forward to your images.

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    thank you for the information ceh

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    By the way... are the Leica S-lenses too sharp for portrait? what do you think?
    I don't think so.

    While I haven't done a lot of portrait work with the S2 yet, I will be. The few shots I got off at my engagement session on Dec/29th before the previous camera froze up looked really good using the 70mm. The focus fall-off was yummy.

    Lighting has everything to do with the relative look of a portrait. If there is a lot of specular light, these lenses are going to deliver what you see. Likewise diffused light.

    Sometimes I don't have that kind of control over lighting ... like at a wedding ... so I use some of the automated, non-distructive layered portrait tools in PhotoTools 2.5 ... which is the best software of that type I've used to date because of the selective slider controls, and independent stacked layers right in the software dialog window with real time adjustment visible in the main side-by-side screen... lots of options and very easy to use.

    Here are a few people snaps done last year when first using the S2 & 180:

    The girl crops show a use of the PhotoTools automatic portrait fixer tool ... a one button fix. The image of my photographer pal Ed is pretty much right out of the camera. I hope to refine the use of software as I learn this camera better.

    -Marc

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    Thanks Marc.
    I am getting closer to get a S2.
    From the first impression I also really liked the bokeh and sharpness falloff from the 70. The 180 Bokeh looked a bit harsher/ more nervous to me.
    I did not have a chance to try the 120 but as a Macro lens I would also expect it to me more on the "clinical" side.
    I am debating with myself if I would want 35 and 70 + later 180, or maybe 35 and 120 instead. However I like 50mm a lot on my other cameras so my tendency is towards the 35 + 70 and later 180.
    Has anybody here skipped 70?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Thanks Marc.
    I am getting closer to get a S2.
    From the first impression I also really liked the bokeh and sharpness falloff from the 70. The 180 Bokeh looked a bit harsher/ more nervous to me.
    I did not have a chance to try the 120 but as a Macro lens I would also expect it to me more on the "clinical" side.
    I am debating with myself if I would want 35 and 70 + later 180, or maybe 35 and 120 instead. However I like 50mm a lot on my other cameras so my tendency is towards the 35 + 70 and later 180.
    Has anybody here skipped 70?
    Do you think the Bokeh on the shots I posted above is nervous?

    -Marc

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Do you think the Bokeh on the shots I posted above is nervous?

    -Marc
    No, those look nice.
    I will post some images later which show what I mean.

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    just some shots where I tested the S2 AF etc. so no great image.
    I know it is a busy background too. I assume the lens is so contrasty allready wide open (here at f4.0) that it also shows up a little in the blurred background.






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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    just some shots where I tested the S2 AF etc. so no great image.
    I know it is a busy background too. I assume the lens is so contrasty allready wide open (here at f4.0) that it also shows up a little in the blurred background.



    Judging by the blown edge highlight's on the goat, that was some pretty contrasty light you were trying to expose for ... background doesn't look all that bad to me given the circumstances and distance to background using f/4. "Nervous" to me would be a lot more double line "wormy" looking.

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    yes Marc, it was strong light and contrast (and I thought impressive how well the lens worked while shooting into that light)
    I didnt mean to say the bokeh is bad I just meant it is not supersmooth. I added one more image. But yes, also strong light, and a funky background - not the background and light one would choose when shooting "real" images.

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    Just wanted to appolegize. I think my questions dont belong into this thread. I hope to be able to contribute some images in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Just wanted to appolegize. I think my questions dont belong into this thread. I hope to be able to contribute some images in the future.
    Nonsense Tom, you had a question about images and background ... IMO, why not ask it?

    Super smooth bokeh really depends on distance to background and distance to subject. Try this little exercise ...

    Have a person off a bit in the distance, shoot wide open, have them move closer, shoot, then closer again, shoot ... you don't move, and obviously the background doesn't move. At the more distant shots the background will be busier ... as the camera to subject shortens, the background progressively becomes more OOF ... until it's just a smooth blur. Not saying that all lenses have the same OOF characteristics ... just that under certain circumstances the background can be busy with just about any lens ... even a Nocitlux 0.95.

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Thanks Marc.

    Has anybody here skipped 70?
    Originally I thought to get just the camera and 35mm but wound up with the 70mm and 180mm as well. In the short time I've had it I have realized that this would have been a big mistake for me. I would encourage you not to skip the 70mm... it's a great lens and a very good focal length for the S2

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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    Originally I thought to get just the camera and 35mm but wound up with the 70mm and 180mm as well. In the short time I've had it I have realized that this would have been a big mistake for me. I would encourage you not to skip the 70mm... it's a great lens and a very good focal length for the S2
    +1

    Same lens set, same advice.

    I'd say that one could debate the 120 macro verses the 180 depending on personal applications. The macro is different from most MFD Macros because it has a fast max aperture.

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    I have to agree on the 70mm. It is very versatile.

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    Thank you all for sharing the experience.
    This reflects my thoughts. So if decide to be able to buy the S2 I would start with 35 and 70, and then add either 180 or 120 some time later. Right now I would probably prefer 180 for a little more reach. Even though I could imagine that one can shoot great Macros with the S2.

    The 70 has also a size advantage over the other lenses.

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    Bokeh S 2,5/70...

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    Had a day to shoot in the desert today. Lots of shots to go through, but am liking these so far first with the 180mm and the second with the 70mm lens ...




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    Hi Kurt,
    I like the first one-very nice light too.

    You guys dont really help someone who still trys to resist the S2....

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Hi Kurt,
    I like the first one-very nice light too.

    You guys dont really help someone who still trys to resist the S2....
    To borrow a phrase from the Cube crowd... you will be assimilated

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    Thanks Tom. David is correct ... it's only a matter of time.


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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Kurt, Ceh,

    these shots are all excellent! I am liking this camera more and more

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    These are two extremes Kurt and CEH.

    Kurt, I really like how the red rock outcropping on the right side are distinctly separate from the background.

    CEH, is the snow illuminated by the moon only or is there something else helping to illuminate it?

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    Mark,
    any auxiliary light ...
    This is the beginning of a new day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceh View Post
    Mark,
    any auxiliary light ...
    This is the beginning of a new day.
    The last 2 shots you posted are the ones I like best from all images you posted from the S2. really cool!

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    Re: S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Went to the annual Ferrari show at the Breakers in Palm Beach yesterday with my fellow S2 shooters Roger and Mark. Lots of fun and plenty of beautiful cars to shoot. Here's a few that I liked...

    Just goes to show that I don't only shoot models

    Ceh and Kurt... love the mountain/desert shots. A visual treat for someone who doesn't get to see those vistas and colors here in Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    Here's a few that I liked...

    Just goes to show that I don't only shoot models

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    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/attach...8&d=1295815810


    Which car.....?

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    Actually this post made my week....

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/attach...7&d=1295815810'

    Wonderful capture.

    Bob

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    Exceptional images. these latest mountain shots are really impressive. subject, composition and iq.

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    Beautiful images, Ceh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Beautiful images, Ceh
    +1

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    Love the last mountain and cloud images, CEH.

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    David, it was a lot of fun going to the Ferrari show with you, Roger, and Andre. I enjoyed your photos. I am still going through mine and hope to post something soon.

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    Thank you all for your responses, I appreciate it.
    There was a strong wind. The last photo was made at 1 / 750 sec. time- the pouring clouds effect being well visible..

    Leica S2 operated without a single problem. My nose got frostbitten and I lost sensitivity of three fingers on right hand.
    I was nervous of the head Cube using - in frost -25° C all the controls were very stiff.

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    OK... back to the models. Second shot is mine but post was done by my friend Andre Rowe. Model was in a hurry for her selects and he is way faster (and better) than I...

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    Wow! Excellent David. The lighting is perfect to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Exceptional images. these latest mountain shots are really impressive. subject, composition and iq.
    +1

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    All Splendid CEH - but especially the last one with the pouring clouds!
    How did you get up there? climb? Helicopter? Where is it?

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    Jono,
    thank you.
    ..9 hour trek in Mala (Minor) Fatra mountains, Slovakia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceh View Post
    Jono,
    thank you.
    ..9 hour trek in Mala (Minor) Fatra mountains, Slovakia.
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    It looks wonderful!
    It also looks tiring - especially with the S2 kit (did you take your M9 as well?)
    all the best

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    did you take your M9 as well?
    all the best[/QUOTE]
    ..No
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    "Veľký Fatranský Kriváň" Nr.2.,......

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    Hi CEH,

    Your latest images posted here make the difference, very well done, I
    do like them a lot.

    So now if only you would have converted them to black&white

    Best Regards,
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    Ralf,
    thank you for your kind words
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