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    New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    The Leica Digital Forum has a link to flickr photo page that shows the new Leica S system.

    Looks like a 35mm SLR, no back.

    37 megapixels

    30x45 mm sensor

    weatherproof seals

    autofocus faster than Hassey

    9 focal plane and leaf shutter lenses, including 24mm and 30mm tilt shift

    records in DNG format

    size between Canon 5D and EOS 1DS MK III

    The technology from the S system will trickle down to other Leica systems. "The R is far from dead."

    If this is all true, (if not someone went to alot of trouble) I hope this works for Leica. Seems like a big gamble. I think I still want a Sinar with WLF.

    Interesting times.

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    $$$???
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    It didn't say.

    I'm guessing if we have to ask, we can't afford it.

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    It looks as it WAS built around Sinar-m shutter, as somebody predicted a month ago.
    Now I want a Sinar version of the beast to use my Sinaron AF lenses....I shot Sinar-m in dusty Bucharest two weeks ago and now I have to Hoover all the innards of the AF module again; modularity is good, but weatherproofing of the S2 is very tempting.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    ME. LOL
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Pricing is RUMORED at Euro 25,000 - 30,000

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    man that is so cheap is that $40K for each lens as well??? - I can't wait for all the internet chatter about this one! - and only 5 years away from delivery!

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    There will be an official Leica live feed broadcast to this thread, starting in one hour from now:
    http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...kina-news.html

    Here is the (apparently leaked) article about the Leica S:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2978242...15170/sizes/l/
    Last edited by Graham Mitchell; 22nd September 2008 at 08:10.

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Sorry, seems the news feed is on a new thread: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...t-22-09-a.html

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Latest from news feed:

    "Strategic Partnership with Phase One
    Alliance in development and distribution of Leica products"

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Smart if they use C1 as there program and Phase one to help develop it
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Could be very sweet
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    We are working to get all the specs and details on this and some other announcements as soon as possible.

    Dave Gallagher is over there representing CI at the PhaseOne world wide reseller conference and will be supplying us with first hand information.

    As soon as we have them we will post them here and of course on the front page of website @ www.captureintegration.com .

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    82mm filter. Not the smallest lenses.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    With such a low-mass camera (with grip) vs an H, Phamiya, etc, I wonder what the mirror slap will be like? New hinge/cushioning tech?

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Not sure but it seems to have a big throat there and that means big mirror. We might not have any of those answer for awhile if this is slated for the Summer . Lag time, mirror slap and all that stuff.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a phase branded version.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Now that would be compelling.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Now if it took my Phase back that would really do it for me. That one would get me out of my seat in a hurry.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    From my understanding Phase One will be handling distribution of the system and it is Phase One under the hood.
    More to come....

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    making my day bud.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    i am buyer.

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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Hey Lance,
    A bit OT but I would be great when 4.5 pro comes out if Phase would also do some training for NON MF tethered pro shooter types but for those of us wanting to get the best from Leica/Nikon or other files but need more basic training.

    Thanks.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Hey Lance,
    A bit OT but I would be great when 4.5 pro comes out if Phase would also do some training for NON MF tethered pro shooter types but for those of us wanting to get the best from Leica/Nikon or other files but need more basic training.

    Thanks.
    Terry
    Terry,
    You can be sure we will be doing something so keep an eye out.
    Missed you at the workshop. Hope to see you next month when I am up at the show.
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    Re: New Leica S system, 37 megapixels SLR

    I wonder if they can make an adapter for R lenses - that would be nice even if coverage is less than full frame. I guess it depends on the mirror box depth.

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