New Leica S-System 37.5 MP DSLR and lenses; 50% larger than 35mm film!

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Bruce, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, Sep 23, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    jimkramer, Sep 23, 2008
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  3. This post is off-topic for this newsgroup, rec.photo.equipment.35mm,
    which is concerned with film cameras that use 35mm film, not digital
    cameras that look like 35mm SLRs (DSLRs).

    Since this post concerns such cameras, the appropriate place for it is
    rec.photo.digital.slr. Please post there in the future.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Sep 23, 2008
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  4. This post is off-topic for this newsgroup, rec.photo.equipment.35mm,
    which is concerned with film cameras that use 35mm film, not digital
    cameras that look like 35mm SLRs (DSLRs).

    Since this post concerns such cameras, the appropriate place for it is
    rec.photo.digital.slr. Please post there in the future.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Sep 23, 2008
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  5. Bruce

    Böwser Guest

    Maybe Leica finally gets it? A totally new system, designed to be digital
    right from the start? This looks really nice, but, as we all know, very few
    of us outside the Bugatti set will ever get to touch one...
     
    Böwser, Sep 23, 2008
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  6. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    Isn't that what Olympus claimed for Four Thirds? ;-)


    As you say, it is not aimed at us, but it competes head-on with the
    Hasselblad H3 series and I expect the prices will be comparable.

    The Kodak sensor in the Leica S2 is slightly smaller than 645 film.
     
    Bruce, Sep 23, 2008
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  7. Area-wise, it's actually quite a lot smaller. I wonder if those lenses have any
    sensor growth designed into them?
     
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 23, 2008
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  8. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    Yes, I realised that just after I clicked on "Send". Sorry.

    The size of the Leica S2's Kodak sensor is 30 x 45mm.

    I think the Hasselblad H3 sensors are nominally 36 x 48mm (actual 36.7
    x 49mm). That is slightly smaller than the 645 film format, which is
    nominally 42 x 56mm. The Leica S System is smaller again.
     
    Bruce, Sep 23, 2008
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  9. The largest digital MF's I've seen are the newly-announced Leaf things with
    36x56mm (if I remember correctly) sized sensors. That's getting close-ish to
    6x4.5 and the price is beyond belief :)
     
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 23, 2008
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  10. Bruce

    Bruce Guest


    Yes, the price is frightening.

    But someone must have a use for them, even at that price, because the
    companies that make them are still in business ... ;-)
     
    Bruce, Sep 23, 2008
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    Böwser Guest

    Yes, and the results of that thinking are starting to bear fruit with small
    and light SLRs and the m4/3 format. The Panny G1 looks really nice.
    Hopefully, they'll not follow Hassy's lead and venture over ISO400.
     
    Böwser, Sep 23, 2008
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  12. Bruce

    Böwser Guest

    Seriously. You haven't killfiled Nebbish yet? If not, why? He's NEVER posted
    anything but these assinine replies. Shut them off!
     
    Böwser, Sep 23, 2008
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