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  1. ZHNL

    Leica S Image thread

    Thank you all for the comments and 'likes'. I appreciate. Here is one with 30-90 S Zoom stitched at 30mm
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    Leica S Image thread

    Leica 30-90 with S007 Tunnel View, A place I never get tired of no matter how many times I have been here and how many images I took at the same spot.
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    Leica S Image thread

    Here is one with 30-90 and S007
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    Leica S Image thread

    A few more images from Iceland 70mm Summarit and S006
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    Leica S Image thread

    120S with S006
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    Leica S Image thread

    Fields of gold 180S with S007
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    Leica S3

    I think they got it right 10 years ago with S2 only if there is no AF motor and sensor corrosion issues that they are not willing to face it with courage.
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    Leica S3 announced @ photokina

    Dear Admin, I noticed my post got deleted. Is there anything I said out of line?
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    Leica S3 announced @ photokina

    Well said. I agree. I even mentioned will join a class action for what happened if there is one. I won't deny I like Leica product and consider I am quite loyal to them but at the same time I am objective on gear with open mind to see different perspective. I used gears range from Nikon F and Z, Leica S and M, Sony.(not anymore) if I decide to keep the system, there is must be a good reason for it. The same with S.
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    Leica S3 announced @ photokina

    I am not sure how you value competitive as long as they can sell it at their asking price, they are fine. If they can't, price will go down. Or they will lose money, S line is closed, everybody lose. We know Leica's price is high, that is not a news. As you mentioned you have no problem afford S3 but You are very cleared that Leica S is not for you. We get it. What I feel is you seems still like what S offered that some other competitors can't, but you are not willing to pay the price. That is exact the reason Leica can ask that price because some others see the same thing and they think it worth it. BTW, do we know retail price of S3? I haven't see anywhere say it is $28000 yet. Rodenstock lens are not cheap and most start from f5.6, it has very limited usage with niche followers. Again, Leica is not value based system, we can't complain 50 summicron's price when compared nikon 50mm f1.8 at $200. It is not a news for us that at f5.6 nikon 50mm f1.8 will be almost as good. they are simply offered at different market section with different price structure and target audience. Leica is not stupid, if they can sell S3 at $28000, so be it. IF no taker, loser will be Leica not customer who don't buy it.
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    Leica S3 announced @ photokina

    I understand. I think what Leica can do here is offering upgrade path for existing Leica owner to allow them trade in S at decent price as a compensation for all the misfortune happened to S system. They are responsible for current S market condition after all. They did that for S006 to S007. We might get something later after initial market need fulfilled. I am not happy with my S006 sensor corrosion solution Leica gave myself and I fully understand your point. Just want to offer a different perrapective to help others one way or the other.
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    Leica S3 announced @ photokina

    Not seen it mention anywhere. Given the 2 mins limitation, I think long exposure noise is still a problem for this camera. I would guess it will be the same old mandatory NR. Most EVF abased camera(especially the one with in body IS) such as Sony also have this issue that DR will drop about one stop or more compare 1/60s or 30s. Nikon is great on this though. I don’t know how X1D or FUJI did here. No matter what, competitors must be way better than our S here.
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    Leica S3 announced @ photokina

    I have really enjoyed your Iceland images with S over the years, and will do so no matter what system you use. Your voice should be heard that all Leica users will benefit from. S007 to S006 upgrade mainly aim for speed of operating and shutter improvement with LV and Video. Now S3 to S007 upgrade is mainly aim for resolution and IQ. Price and value wise, there is no argument that Leica can't compete. That has been always the way. You can see many have issues with Leica price. However, this is the business model Leica choose many years ago that either for you or not. I don't want pay full Leica retail price but I will not complain its price either. With existing Lenses acquired over the years, I can certainly stretch myself now for S003 if I feel the need for resolution and IQ. (am not) Swapping system is a big hassle financially and time wise especially for niche MF system. Feature wise, I think a cheap Panasonic GH will give better video than both Leica S and FUJI now and future. I am personally never a fan of inbody IS from any camera manufacturer for still image capture. I only use it for video and for lens longer than 135mm with Sony AND I DO TURN IT OFF when I capture the image unless I am in extreme low light that I just have to get the images. The IS will give you looks decent sharp images, but most of time can't stand a chance viewing 100%. (so non usable for me) It will screw up at condition(shutter speed) that I can hand hold perfectly. Hence, I prefer handhold with better technic and shorter shutter speed most of time if condition permit. This is a feature more important for EVF based camera due to slow refresh rate, the images through VF can be more jittery without, especially for long glass. Format wise, I would prefer 4X3 as well. but 3X2 do have benefit for stitch vertical to get 1X1 and 4X5 with more resolution(sure with limitation) and Leica S format give slightly better single shot 2X1 3X1 cinematic images. Long exposure limitation is a big headache of Leica user and I am shocked to see it is still there after 10 years. Overall, this S3 is really a S007 with more resolution, which is fine with me. As exciting as those new technology announced, really none of them are essential for me and give me better enjoyment over even old S006, not to mention a still quite modern S007. (The operating responsiveness of 007 is actually faster than last Sony A7RII I used.)
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    Leica S3

    It seems I have made an accurate prediction and my expectation is also seems reasonable:) This is a good news for Leica S users that they have a stable platform for foreseeable future. As strong competition as FUJI and Hassy, S is still the most versatile and enjoyable system to use, IMHO.
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    Leica S Image thread

    Thank you! Here is one 120S 8 images stitched with S006
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