Leica S2 gets priced and dated

Remember that Leica S2 we heard about the other day? It’s kind of like a medium-format camera stuffed into a chubby SLR body, but since it’s Leica, it works out better than it sounds. However, since it’s Leica, it also costs a bundle — more than I guessed when the camera got previewed. I won’t tease you with it, here it is: sixteen… hundred… times ten… pounds sterling.

Yes, £16000, which works out to about $26,000 in our wimpy currency. Yeah, it’s a Leica all right. The freaking extra grip costs over a grand. Check out the whole sapphire-studded lineup over at DPReview.