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Jorge Torralba
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Now that the D800 is out at 36 MP, here is something to think about.

Nikon D800 @ 36MP = $2,999.00

Leica S2 @ 37MP = $27,995.00

Just food for thought. Who can defend that price point ?






Feb 07, 2012 at 06:44 AM
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At first glance it looked like Nikon is more expensive, until I realized there is an extra digit there

Seriously though, besides the fact that Leica has brand value, S2 sensor is larger. More silicon is more expensive. Not 10x difference, but probably 2x-3x difference (specially given the quantities).



Feb 07, 2012 at 06:53 AM
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Holy crap is Leica that expensive? I'd get a medium format Pentax with 40MP for $9,999. But why bother now if for a 3rd we can get 36MP.


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:54 AM
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Because it's a Leica.


Feb 07, 2012 at 06:56 AM
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2 reasons I would get the S2 if I had the money: larger sensor, autofocus Leica lenses.


Feb 07, 2012 at 08:02 AM
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you are not buying MF for resolution only.

but leica never made sense, lot less S2, it is crop MF without upgrade path anyway.


Sami Ruusunen wrote:
2 reasons I would get the S2 if I had the money: larger sensor, autofocus Leica lenses.


everybody have moneys for it. you have car, you have house, it is just fact that it makes no sense for that kind of money. If you had "excess" moneys for "nonsense" things, you might get it, but then you might as well get something much better for the same money.



Feb 07, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · D800. Think about this .....


Jorge! Its been a while - we should catch up!

Leica should have followed up with an R10 - they could have had a killer 35mm SLR system and kept the price within reach. With all the legacy R glass they could have slowly built on what they already had, slowly adding auto-focus or IS, etc. The S2 was is a huge mistake!

That being said - I just placed my back order at B&H for the D800E (without the AA filter). I can't wait to get it. Finally medium format quality in a small durable package with Nikon AF and know how. This is going to be an awesome camera. I may have to convert some of my Leica R glass to Nikon.

Best regards,

Roland



Feb 07, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · D800. Think about this .....


Kittyk wrote:
everybody have moneys for it. you have car, you have house,


I don't have moneys for it and I don't have car or house either



Feb 07, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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I have always painted a red dot on my bodies. :

Derry



Feb 07, 2012 at 03:29 PM
 

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the same reason as ever to buy the S2 it's lenses... would and S2 to F mount adapter work?


Feb 07, 2012 at 03:56 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · D800. Think about this .....


I played with an S2 briefly once - major DROOL ..... too rich for my blood, but the view through the finder is incredible, and the Leica lens (can't remember, but it may have been the 70mm) felt like no other I've handled.

I'm glad there's really rich people to spend money on technology - I think it eventually allows the technology to reach the masses at a better price point.



Feb 07, 2012 at 04:00 PM
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If one need ask, they would never understand.


Feb 07, 2012 at 05:48 PM
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lou f wrote:
the same reason as ever to buy the S2 it's lenses... would and S2 to F mount adapter work?


sure why not? S2 mount depth is smaller then Mamiya but much longer then F



Feb 07, 2012 at 06:02 PM
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Jorge Torralba wrote:
Now that the D800 is out at 36 MP, here is something to think about.

Nikon D800 @ 36MP = $2,999.00

Leica S2 @ 37MP = $27,995.00

Just food for thought. Who can defend that price point ?



Yeah but you can fit how many fx sensors inside the Lecia sensor? Jamming 36mp in 35mm formate sensor is a lot! I hope it turns out the way we are all hoping.



Feb 07, 2012 at 07:07 PM
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Steve Beck wrote:
Yeah but you can fit how many fx sensors inside the Lecia sensor?


Not even two. It have normal Kodak sensor, just leica priced for those die hard leica fans. It is 30x45 which is even less then P30+, P65+ is 54x40



Feb 07, 2012 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · D800. Think about this .....


you can not put the d800 on the same league as the leica s2. the leica s lenses r out of this world. it is also true that (to me at least) the price difference between good and better only covers the last 10% or differences in quality. the old 80 20 rule. canon and nikon sell in 80+ range and leica sells in the 90+ rnage plain and simple


Feb 07, 2012 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · D800. Think about this .....


Yeah, resale value does reflect in the selling price.


Feb 07, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · D800. Think about this .....


Yeah, resale value does reflect in the selling price.


Feb 07, 2012 at 07:51 PM





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