[LRflex] Re: Leica S2 in hand


On Sep 30, 2008, at 11:20 PM, <cummer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <cummer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:

Hi Flexers,
At Photokina in 2006 I was included in a focus group organized by
David Young (thank you again David) to discuss the design of the R10
with Steven Lee, Stefan Daniels and Maike Haiberts (The designer in
charge). I signed a non disclosure agreement and have said nothing for
two years. Using the connections from that meeting, this Photokina I set
up a meeting with Ms Haiberts and had the chance to handle and play
with the S2. Henning Wulff joined me for this introduction. The S2 is
light for its size, the lens (the 70mm standard) big, and the camera we
played with has the usual P, A, settings and includes auto ISO among
other features. It take a separate grip with extra battery space for
vertical shooting. The market aimed at is professional fashion and the
technology in the S2 will trickle down to the R10 which Maike will start working on as soon as the S2 is launched early next year. It was nice to
see the Leica people upbeat about their prospects for a change.
The S2 is not in my future as a retired amateur photog - but the R10
might be. I have pictures but for some reason I can't get them to upload
to the LUG Gallery.  Will post them when I can.
Howard (on the train from Roma to Cannes)

love to hear more Howard...in the meantime please take lots of photos from the train of la voie from Rome to Cannes, and please show us...Steve






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