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The 37.5 megapixel Leica S2 medium format DSLR is Leica’s late 2009/2010 offering— the most advanced Leica camera ever, and a “big brother” to the Leica M9 rangefinder. At about $22995, it’s a camera for pros or others who want top image quality in a DSLR package.
On July 12, I received a brand-new evaluation unit of the S2 from B&H Photo, along with an evaluation and apparently brand-new 70mm f/2.5 lens from Leica. See my handy wish list of S2 bodies and lenses.
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