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    I posted this in the S2 monster thread, but afraid it has gotten a bit lost among the Hassy tangent. So, new thread...

    If anyone is interested in getting a hands-on demo of the S2 at PMA, I have set up a time with Christian from Leica USA (a good friend to many here). He will make sure that we can get a private audience with the several key S2 team members including the product manager. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 10:30 AM.

    Christian said that they will give an in-depth demo, then hold a Q&A session regarding the S2 and other Leica products in the pipeline. This is a really great opportunity to get first-hand info.

    If you are interested in joining us, please let me know ASAP so I can give Christian some numbers. I hope to see you guys there. If you can't make it, I will be blogging from the show as well.

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Now if you could just find out if we could use these great S2 lenses on a PhaseOne body ;-)

    Or how about a Phasleica body ;-)

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    That is what I say that 24 shift is the one I would want. Like someone to get me that S2 mount so i can have a friend start making me a adapter.
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    BTW I maybe going it all depends and if I did like to get the GetDPI folks together that are.
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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Now if you could just find out if we could use these great S2 lenses on a PhaseOne body ;-)

    Or how about a Phasleica body ;-)
    I will ask at PMA, but based on previous converstaions with Leica I'm pretty doubtful that they will adapt any of the S lenses to the Mamiya AFD system. Hoenstly, Leica is looking at gaining market share with the S2 and giving away its biggest adavantage (optics) to a direct competitor isn't the best strategy for doing that.

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    BTW I maybe going it all depends and if I did like to get the GetDPI folks together that are.
    How about Thursday at 10:30 AM? I even have the room reserved.

    I'm also open to going out and grabbing some drinks and good converstaion.

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Quote Originally Posted by dfarkas View Post
    I will ask at PMA, but based on previous converstaions with Leica I'm pretty doubtful that they will adapt any of the S lenses to the Mamiya AFD system. Hoenstly, Leica is looking at gaining market share with the S2 and giving away its biggest adavantage (optics) to a direct competitor isn't the best strategy for doing that.

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    That certainly is true, just a little sad and I think the wrong move, but time will tell. I would love to have the lenses and would pay the price, but I don't see the reason spending over 15k on a Leica body. Well if the price in the end is really below that, we can start talking again.

    On the other hand it would be so amazing to see the P65+ with Leica glass.

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Quote Originally Posted by dfarkas View Post
    How about Thursday at 10:30 AM? I even have the room reserved.

    I'm also open to going out and grabbing some drinks and good converstaion.

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    HI David
    You can't imagine how much I'd like to come, Unfortunately it's rather a long trek!

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    I look forward to your excellent blog coverage. Please be sure to post a link here in the forums so we can enjoy the event from afar. Short of actually handling the S2 myself, I consider your impressions and descriptions the next best thing. Maybe they'll even let you post some test captures from the demo cameras? Have fun!

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    I am working on the details . Wife is out of town so need to find my little Jack a babysitter
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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Okay I am booked to go. Also Leica has sent David and I vouchers for GetDPI members free entrance to the show. Please let David know if you are going so we can give Leica that info on how many will be at the 10:30 showing. Just FYI we can report all we want on our impressions and such on the forums but shooting will not be allowed with the S2 for any posting. Also we need to know so we can send the voucher to you to fill out and fax in to registration
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    My first trip to PMA

    For those interested Las Vegas is really quite cheap right now!

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    I wished I could go, but can't get away. I am jealous of y'all getting a hands on with the S2. I was smitten with the prototype they had at PhotoPlus last fall. Surely they will have a more advanced build of the camera at PMA. Pricing info is most important to me (as well as others I am sure).

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    I was wondering if any of you that are going to PMA might be willing to take a look at the Fuji 6x7cm folding rangefinder. I know this thread is about the S2, but hey, it would be great to hear your opinion of this new camera as well. Thanks!

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    I wish i could be with you.... Leica S2 a dream ....
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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    David

    I am looking at logistics but right now it looks pretty good that i can come. keep a ticket open for me

    Best

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    Woody i will send you a voucher. Gotta covered
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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    David

    I am looking at logistics but right now it looks pretty good that i can come. keep a ticket open for me

    Best

    Woody
    Woody,

    I'm glad you're coming. Time has really flown since our Germany trip and I look forward to catching up.

    See you in Vegas!

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    Re: S2 Demo at PMA

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    My first trip to PMA

    For those interested Las Vegas is really quite cheap right now!
    See you there, Terry.

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