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    Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    I just thought this was a pretty interesting find -- a Leica S1 on Craigslist in Vermont. It is 6000 bucks with a 100mm f/2.8 APO macro elmarit R. Not bad at all for 75 megapixels! I am not affiliated with this in any way, I just thought it was interesting. I don't even know if it is legit (but have no reason to doubt it...Vermonters are generally good folk -- I went to college up there).

    http://burlington.craigslist.org/bfs/844376362.html
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    Re: Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    Suart, that is all I need for the R lenses: 75mp, $6,000.00. I like the ergonomics also. If someone could put the Maestro chip and a battery??? and that price includes the Lens.
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    Re: Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    How about we put a basket in the forum, collect money and see what we can do with it.

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    Re: Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    It is a scanner so I don't like it but the idea is what I would want.

    http://www.fotomoto.de/reprobit/S1_P...nformation.pdf

    you could put any lens in it.

    why couldn't they do that with the s2?

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    Re: Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    Quote Originally Posted by gero View Post
    It is a scanner so I don't like it but the idea is what I would want.

    http://www.fotomoto.de/reprobit/S1_P...nformation.pdf

    you could put any lens in it.

    why couldn't they do that with the s2?
    They can't because there is a mirror box which covers the entire sensor frame. The dimensions of that mirror will not allow for a registry of 47.5mm (Nikon F).

    BTW, one of these S1 sold for a few hundred Euros (I think <400) from the Netherlands, a few months ago. I saw it but did not buy it because it would have forced me to buy an antiquated computer and accessories to make use of it.

    Whoever listed this on craig's list for $6,000, now, is quite clever.

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    Re: Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    It still seems like a good deal in a way -- the 100mm f/2.8 APO and Elpro are probably around 2500 alone, so the S1 is 3500 or so. That's not bad for a scan back that takes R lenses. If you did a lot of repro work, it might be worth it...certainly a lot cheaper than most other alternatives. The only caveat is the software....does it still run on modern computers? It is silverfast, so that is probably a benefit....less than 400 euros and I would have bought it just for the hell of it!
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    Re: Odd find -- Leica S1 on craigslist

    Stuart, your post gave me the idea to try to make the S2 an open modular system like the S1.

    http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...r-like-s1.html
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