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K1W1
09-23-2008, 12:03 AM
I wish. :D

http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/0809/Leica/LEICA_S2.jpg

Leica has today unveiled a brand new autofocus DSLR system designed for professional users, which is configured around a 30x45mm sensor (i.e. 56% larger than 35mm full-frame). The S-system will utilize an advanced new dual shutter, with both an in-body focal plane shutter for fast lenses, and in-lens leaf shutters for high flash sync speeds. The first camera, the S-2, will feature a 37.5 megapixel CCD sensor in a weatherproof body which is similar in size and handling to conventional 35mm-type DSLRs. The new ‘Maestro’ image processing system provides twice the operating speed of current medium-format backs, significantly reduced power consumption, and allows production of in-camera JPEGs. The company has also developed a range of nine new lenses, including macro, ultra-wideangle, and tilt-and-shift designs.
The lenses will include 24mm ultrawide, 35mm wide, 70mm standard, 100mm short tele, 120mm macro, 180mm telephoto, and 30mm tilt-and-shift optics – more details to be added as we get them.

Details on DPReview here (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092301_leica_s2.asp).

fionndruinne
09-23-2008, 12:16 AM
*gulp*

Trying to control my slobber here.

Rooz
09-23-2008, 12:17 AM
micro 4/3'ds announced, leica going into "dslr" type bodies, aps-c compacts in development, probably a couple of rangefinders aswell...the 4/3'rds format is as good as dead.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-23-2008, 02:22 AM
My mates got a film Lieca. He paid $2,000 for his 35mm prime. I think I'll pass on that beauty you posted K1W1.

Oh and if you had a better camera you'd have less excuses for poor shots. I've still got the list you made up for me to explain poor shots, would you like a copy back:D

mugsisme
09-23-2008, 12:37 PM
Oh and if you had a better camera you'd have less excuses for poor shots. I've still got the list you made up for me to explain poor shots, would you like a copy back:D

I'd like to see it. It may come in handy for me .... <running and ducking>

teko
09-23-2008, 02:28 PM
37.5 megapixels... what do we do with those prints?

Make billboards? Or we can now shoot anything using wide lens and just crop to get close-up shots! :P

DonSchap
09-23-2008, 03:53 PM
You just never know when you are going to have to count the skin pores on your model's face or flakes of eye-makeup on her lashes. I want to see that stuff ... don't you?


I also need an excuse to buy a two-TB drive for my computer and laptop.

XaiLo
09-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Nothing like a good excuse Don. ;)

teko
09-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Yea, I do wonder what the JPEG size would be for 37mpx...

That would be around... 8100x4500 pixels, no compression, JPEG. Should be around 12-15MB per image... You can only keep 300 images in a 4GB memory card. That's if you don't use RAW :P.

K1W1
09-23-2008, 05:21 PM
You can only keep 300 images in a 4GB memory card. That's if you don't use RAW :P.

No problems.
Pretec have just announced 48GB 333x CF cards. Snap away :D

Here (http://www.pretec.com/epages/Store.storefront/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Store.Pretec/Categories/News).

teko
09-23-2008, 05:31 PM
Digging up some news, turns out many companies have started developing large megapixel cameras... (or array of cameras), for example:

- the 720 megapixels shot of sydney: http://www.docbert.org/SydneyByNight/
- Kodak's 50MP censor: http://www.i4u.com/article18807.html
- Seitz' 160MP camera: http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/d438/d925/f934.cfm

Yea, it's just gonna get bigger and bigger. Soon the ultrazoom lenses + cropping can be used like a telescope :P

JTL
09-24-2008, 12:49 PM
Megapixels Schmegapixels!

Gigapixels, baby, Gigapixels! We'll be able to crop enough to see a mouse's a$$hole from 1000 yards! :cool:

Wait a minute...Gigapixels Schmigapixels!

Terapixels, baby, terapixels! :D:D:D

Visual Reality
09-24-2008, 06:25 PM
Petapixels ;)

JTL
09-24-2008, 07:01 PM
Petapixels ;)Yeah, baby, yeah!

Then we could see a gnats a$$hole! Can't wait! :D:D:D