Just published in DAP is an update to my review of the 37.5 megapixel Leica S2 digital camera.
I’ve also added a new autofocus / manual focus critical comparison with generous actual pixels crops from f/2.8 through f/22 showing that if you want top results out of the S2, you had better think of it as a manual focus camera, because AF lost 2 stops of sharpness in my comparison. This actually holds true for other brands too (even Nikon or Canon), though they often work quite accurately with AF.
And I’ve also added a reader comments page.
Finally, I just upgraded the S2 firmware from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, and I’ll be checking what issues have been addressed, or not.
I am very impressed with the imaging quality of the Leica 70mm f/2.5 Summarit-S ASPH. If it can be focused accurately, it ranks among the best lenses I’ve ever used for that range. It is especially impressive for its corner-to-corner sharpness even at f/2.8, and easily beats most every lens for the 35mm format— quite an accomplishment. It has a trace of field curvature, but it’s very low for this focal length and speed lens. And while contrast is just a touch low at f/2.8, sharpness is outstanding, and it seems to peak at f/4.