FP L - Just how bad is it really?

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sjatsf New Member • Posts: 11
FP L - Just how bad is it really?


Yes, I have read the reviews - critiques of the body handling, rolling shutter, poor AF, video issues etc etc. But I would like to hear about any other practical issues that get in the way of shooting. For what I need the camera for - it looks like a bargain (and I am hoping in a few months, the price will drop).

I am going to use the camera primarily for:

  • Manual focus lens, Leica M and LTM mount
  • Stills and portraits

Consequently, I don't care about:

  • AF performance because I will almost exclusively be using manual focus lens
  • Rolling shutter because I have another camera for sports/action
  • Poor video - don't care for video
  • Poor battery life - carry spares
  • Ergonomics - add a grip

What I like:

  • Small size - combined with lighter/small Leica M/LTM lens,unobtrusive and more portable (than my Canon EOS R and gaggle of L lens)
  • 61MP sensor - seems like we are in scanned medium format film quality league. Looking at the reviews, everyone seems to agree that the sensor and IQ are top grade. 
  • Love the tilting EVF although I am unlikely to use it except in bright daylight outside

Screams like a bargain to me, for my use. Am I missing anything? Thanks.

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