Leica S2 and a 56% larger sensor

Leica has announced a brand new DSLR system with their Leica S2 featuring a 30 x 45mm sensor (more than 56% larger than 35mm full-frame) delivering 37.5 megapixel in a weatherproof body.

Included is a whole range of new lenses: 24mm ultrawide, 35mm wide, 70mm standard, 100mm short tele, 120mm macro, 180mm telephoto, and 30mm tilt-and-shift optics. You can find all about the new system here.

16:9 and an euphoric review of the Nikkor 14-24/2.8

16:9 has posted an euphoric review of the Nikon AF-S 14-24/2.8 lens:

“At 14mm, the Nikon 14-24mm gives us a whole new level of performance: it’s not so much that it rewrites the rules, it doesn’t seem to be aware of what the rules are . . . sharp, vignette-free corners at 14mm / f2.8? No problem! With performance this good at f5.6, I think we’ve just found a lens that may challenge the Leica 15mm f2.8 for the title of ultimate ultrawide. Without question, this lens is at least as good as the Zeiss 15mm f3.5.”


Is it perhaps the most impressive wide angle lens ever by a huge margin? Yes, and yes again.