Friday, May 6, 2011

Trivia (V)

Today I was offered a Leica S2 for the weekend.
Couldn't accept it though.

Quoting from Luminous Landscape, the basics of the S2's design brief are as follows...

  • A 37.5 Megapixel Kodak CCD sensor measuring 30X45mm. This offers a 3:2 aspect ratio, the same as 35mm.
  • A 6 micron pixel pitch, the same as the Phase One P65+'s sensor
  • 1.5 frames / second shooting rate (impressive for a sensor of this size)
  • Autofocus lenses
  • Dual shutter system; a focal plane shutter and also a range of lenses with leaf shutters (CS)
  • 16 bit files – DNG format raws and in-camera JPGs (according to Leica true 16 bit, not 14 bit padded to fill a 16 bit space)
  • ISO 100 – 1600
  • Weather sealed construction – both body and lenses
  • Ships with full Adobe Lightroom 2.4

Steve Huff's excellent review of the Leica S2 is up on his site here:

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