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Subject: [Leica] S2 envy...
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 03:51:34 +1000
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Which raises some very interesting and relevant points. I agee that the S2
would be the wrong tool for your style of photography Nathan.
Still it's hard not to be impressed when you see the photographs it makes of

At the natural light model photography class I Iattended (run by Peter
Coulson )  I asked him why he was shooting with a
full frame Canon dSLR rather than the Hasselblads that he normally uses in
his studio. I've watched him working with those tethered and studio lighting
and he is very good at what he does. He cited the ISO restrictions with the
Hasselblad and the limited focal lengths. I'd add the lack of very fast
glass personally
Unsurprising there were 14 photographers with dSLRs (Nikons and lonely
Sonys) and one M9. From model and students...."oh it's not a film

Still when he was demonstrating using I guess about the 200 end of a zoom
for one setup, I was in close and speaking with the (delightful) model. In
this case the levitating Izzy.
I certainly wouldn't feel handicapped with S2 instead of M9 for fashion type
shots, in or out of studio. Oh my, the lenses and files it has.

For landscape photography of course the S2 could be superb but the M9 is
showing strengths there too with some advantages in portability for example.
Ask Tina or Paul Roark or he who has not yet come out there!.

I WANT one for both purposes.

But carry the S2 and an extra lens or two everywhere on the streets
of Barcelona or New york, not so practical.

Horses for courses of courses.


*"Izzy you are a photographer's dream" ANTM judges*

On 24 August 2011 20:05, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> wrote:

> I wouldn't. Limited lens selection, low ISO only. No doubt it is awesome in
> the right conditions, but I could never rely on a camera with those
> limitations.
> Cheers,
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
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