Today at PMA I spent a fair amount of time at the Leica booth. I was less interests in the S2 but more interested in new M lenses and goodies.
I shot a bit with the new 24 lux, the new 18 and the new Nocti. I'm in lust over the 24 lux. I didn't find it too big and heavy. It didn't seem hard to get good focus wide open yum! I will post later. I think Guy brought a laptop. The 18 is a great size and again I'm a bit in lust. The Nocti I put on the G1 just to give evryone a heart attack for a zillion dollar lens on my litttle blue thingy. Wow, great to focus on that camera. Again I will post pics later.
I met Tim Isaacs in the flesh and saw all his goodies. The magnifiers, viewfinder cups and thumbs up all looked great. I did manage to score his "boop" shutter release. I think others liked the convex "beep" better. Thanks Tim!
Finally, from Leica Land, the new flash looks huge but it is pretty darn light. Felt lighter than my Nikon SB800.
Overall the show was not that crowded. It was the last day but it still didn't have a "buzz". Not a lot of interesting new cameras to want to look at. Played a bit with the new Oly 620. The Sony A900 was sweet to operate although I can see why people would love the ergonomic grip I think I would need to exercise one of my fingers more (where there is an indetation for comfort it didn't quite feel right.
Now I need a drink to figure out if I cut back lenses ( save no money) and swap a 28 cron and 21 elmarit for a 24 lux. Which you know would never end up cost neutral as I would want the 18!!!!!!!
I'm going to post some Panasonic GH1 comments in the other forum.