still early innings

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Artichoke
Artichoke Forum Pro • Posts: 12,629
still early innings
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but this camera amazes me

spot on colors from AWB, brilliantly executed control system, a perhaps too adaptable menu system, but very logical ...its built like a Leica & comes in at less than I paid for my other two digital Ms, the 8 & 9!

my greatest delight has been trying it with my M lenses ...bit annoyed that I can't enter other makes lenses, but given their effort with this beauty, they deserve to make their investment back in lenses

recognizes Leica chipped lenses perfectly, but of course all is manual

the AF is quickly learned & very tune-able

the horizon most elegant 4 axis I have seen implemented in an EVF which is gorgeous

I have not done much videography, but so far I have been gobsmocked by capabilities of this aspect of the camera

still learning what it can do & I have much to learn

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Leica SL2
47 megapixels • 3.2 screen
Announced: Nov 6, 2019
Artichoke's score
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Average community score
5.0
bad for good for
Kids / pets
excellent
Action / sports
excellent
Landscapes / scenery
excellent
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
excellent
Flash photography (social)
unrated
Studio / still life
excellent
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Scottelly
Scottelly Forum Pro • Posts: 16,045
Re: still early innings

Artichoke wrote:

but this camera amazes me

spot on colors from AWB, brilliantly executed control system, a perhaps too adaptable menu system, but very logical ...its built like a Leica & comes in at less than I paid for my other two digital Ms, the 8 & 9!

my greatest delight has been trying it with my M lenses ...bit annoyed that I can't enter other makes lenses,

What does that mean? Can't it take Canon EF lenses, using the Sigma MC-21 for L mount?

but given their effort with this beauty, they deserve to make their investment back in lenses

recognizes Leica chipped lenses perfectly, but of course all is manual

You can use all the L mount lenses that are available out there though, right? (i.e. Sigma, Panasonic, etc.)

the AF is quickly learned & very tune-able

the horizon most elegant 4 axis I have seen implemented in an EVF which is gorgeous

I have not done much videography, but so far I have been gobsmocked by capabilities of this aspect of the camera

still learning what it can do & I have much to learn

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https://www.bigprintphotos.com/

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Vikas M Gore
Vikas M Gore Senior Member • Posts: 2,463
Re: still early innings

That was such a glowing report.  But I see that it’s 8 months on now.  Are you still a fan?  I have to confess that I am.  I thought, given the wight and size, that it would not become my most-used camera, but it is.  I think it’s wonderful.

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Artichoke
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still loving it (pic)
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Vikas M Gore wrote:

That was such a glowing report. But I see that it’s 8 months on now. Are you still a fan? I have to confess that I am. I thought, given the wight and size, that it would not become my most-used camera, but it is. I think it’s wonderful.

glad I got it when I did, though I had not anticipated the changes the pandemic would bring

I love the way it elevates my older lenses & the elegance of its well constructed mirror-less interface

here's one I took during Houston's ice storm, when I had to move my delicate plants indoors, just a snap, but with complex light & much detail ...don't believe I could have done such with a DSLR

CV 14 mm f4.5 v1

I have been somewhat limited by circumstances, but hope to get out more this spring ...this camera needs better subjects, but I have some others taken with it on the last pages of my Leica gallery on pbase HERE ...the color rendering simple jaw dropping for me & the feature that most impresses me

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Paul20
Paul20 Senior Member • Posts: 2,855
Re: still early innings

Art,

I love your enthusiasm for the SL2, I am also getting to appreciate it and enjoy it more and more. It's seeing the quality of the lenses on the sensor that I find most satisfactory.

(Also:  And what a wonderful house !)

I have to take issue with you on one item of your review though, this is NOT a good camera for action/sports. Sony mirrorless have much better AF.... they just do. But for everything else it's the SL. 

Paul

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