Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/07/03

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Subject: [Leica] M Monochrom? That's so August 2012
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:34:56 -0500 (CDT)


It sounds like a good idea.  It even has me thinking of selling my R8DMR, 
but then I get the shakes for a while at the thought of this. ;)  But it is 
tempting, as the local photo shop has 2 D800's and one D800E in stock.  And 
tomorrow is my birthday. ;)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Carney" <kcarney1 at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:29:58 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] M Monochrom? That's so August 2012

I am thinking of buying the Nikon D800E.  It is a 36mp sensor, and if I 
have done my arithmetic right that is a 30" wide print at 300 ppi.  I am 
aware there is a possible hardware issue with auto focus, but I was 
thinking of buying a few Leica R lenses for manual focus.  So I was 
thinking I could get higher ISO's, longer lenses and some cropping room 
if needed for a reasonable price, at least compared to an S2.   I tend 
to shoot landscapes and static objects so auto focus is not that big of 
a priority.  Any thoughts?


On 7/3/2012 7:01 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
> A CMOS sensor for medium format I'm thinking is way out there. Out of the
> box. Will this reinvent medium format digital photography?
> As in will you be able to crank up the iso like you can with 24x36mm?
> Because if you can there will be people trading in their M system digital
> for the S. even after the M system goes CMOS.
> The cameras cost the same.
> Is the price of the glass really that much different?
> The functionality of the S might be overwhelming.
> - - from my iRabs.
> Mark Rabiner
>> From: John McMaster <john at>
>> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:40:31 +0000
>> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] M Monochrom? That's so August 2012
>> I was wondering why you were posting two month old pages ;-)
>> I think you meant to link this one?
>> xpect-a-price-drop-on-the-s2.aspx/comment-page-1/
>> john
>> ________________________________________
>> After 2 days of debugging death match (and I finally nailed the sucker),
>> what does the Rumor site say?
>> "Leica is rumored to announce the S2
>> replacement<
>> t-photokina.aspx/>
>> at
>> Photokina. The new S3 is expected to also have a 37.5MP sensor but with
>> improved characteristics. In the upcoming weeks/months the price of the S2
>> is expected to drop. Some rumors point to a $10k price tag (the current S2
>> price is
>> $22,995.00<
>> _Digital_Camera.html/BI/2446/KBID/3285>).
>> Leica may also introduce a new combo price for the S2 with the 70mm S 
>> lens."
>> $10K for an S2? Now that's something that can really put a shake on the
>> MFDB  makers.
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