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    Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Thought this deserved it's own thread to avoid clogging the other one.


    Capture Integration will be hosting Justin Stailey and Christian Erhardt from Leica along with a full-production S2 in our Miami Office Dec 3rd at 6:30pm.

    We are happy to welcome any photographer, local or fly-in, who wishes to participate in our evaluative testing that day. If you are unable to make it to that event we encourage you to send us your testing requests either on this thread (if you don't mind saying them publicly) or via email [email protected].

    We are very anxious to see how the camera lives up under hard real world workload. We expect to see some great things, but we will also be trying very hard to find it's weaknesses. We will not be holding back. Anyone who expects this camera to be perfect is crazy; our goal is to find the great, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Do you know which lenses they're bringing along?

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    I would expect 3 or 4 lenses. Don't think Leica will be able to get any CS lenses to them or the 35.

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    I don't think that even Leica will know which lenses they are bringing until the week of. We've been through several of these major launches and its a major logistical task to get XYZ equipment together at the same time and to know in advance which pieces and parts will be 100% ready.

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    I'll be there Doug!

    Thanks,

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Don't break the bloody thing it's coming to us next. LOL

    Have fun folks. Wish i could be there.
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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpetersonci View Post
    If you are unable to make it to that event we encourage you to send us your testing requests either on this thread (if you don't mind saying them publicly) or via email
    nobody?
    So I start the wishlist :-)

    Well, I'd like to see …

    at base ISO:
    - the S2 with the 70mm and the P40+ with a Ditgitar 72 at f8 and f11
    - the S2/70mm and P40+/Phase 80mm wide open and at f4
    - if available the S2/35 and a P40+/Contax with the Distagon 3.5/35 (wide open and at f8)
    - the same with a P30+ would also be interessting

    Please include some low contrast scenes (at least a full histogram without clipping left or right).
    if possible also something outdoor with millions of details at infinity (but I think Jack and Guy will do that in any way).

    All the above from tripod with MLU :-)

    Mostly I am interested in an evaluation of the shutter speed when the mirror starts to introduce motion blur (on the S2/70mm).

    As to ISO I think you'll get a long list so I leave that out.

    Hopefully you can post some raw files…

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    This is rather secondary to more important items, but I am curious to hear if the S2 is really hand-holdable, and to what extent.

    Yeah yeah, why go for top resolution only to throw it away, yadda yadda, but sometimes it gives you an extra shot where otherwise none was possible.
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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Quote Originally Posted by dougpetersonci View Post
    I don't think that even Leica will know which lenses they are bringing until the week of. We've been through several of these major launches and its a major logistical task to get XYZ equipment together at the same time and to know in advance which pieces and parts will be 100% ready.
    I'd love to see a few portraits with the 120mm Macro if you get it. I'm very curious about this lens's rendering. I'm guessing the 70mm should be available, if so, full length portraits please.

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    I'll second the portrait with the 120. If I could afford an S2 (hahahaha), I would probably start with 35 and 120, echoing my most used lenses at the moment.
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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    I'll second the portrait with the 120. If I could afford an S2 (hahahaha), I would probably start with 35 and 120, echoing my most used lenses at the moment.
    with the same size sensor ...

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Shoot the Sekonic meter calibration test target Nr.2 at normal exposure then three stops over and three stops under. You know I love curves, even the kind I produce from these.
    If you need one I can send you mine.
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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Doug:

    I just looked up your Miami address and it looks like I may be only a few miles up the road for a sailing regatta on Biscayne Bay that weekend. If I get in early enough, I may show up.


    Robert

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    Re: Leica S2 Open Test Day in Miami - Dec 3

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    with the same size sensor ...
    Close enough. The 120 Macro doesn't have me concerned with its slight extra length. I am wondering a little about the 35mm, but by the time I would have the money I would anyway also have a choice of a 30mm T/S or a 24mm, in case I should decide to go that way.
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