Thanks Marc and i think what some are saying and obviously not enough images on this thing yet in varies conditions but just in general maybe more about smoothness of file that is not necessarily there in these tough lighting shots which are hard to see that level of look to begin with if you know what I mean. It's a good start but as we see this system progress and raw converters that may work better or worse with the files than it is hard to tell. L3 is beta and we don't know how the final will look either. Jack and I talked about this on the phone about when we get to test it is a general hold onto the raws until all the software catches up and than go back and reprocess the files and see if changes are made and what converters maybe best for the S2 files in the end. The one major problem here on the forum is simple this we are looking at a premature system that has no definitive answers yet. Here is when we need to be careful on evaluation because it does not have a history to it and making snap judgements on only a select few of files is first not a good way to evaluate it or make final it's awesome or it sucks decisions yet and this is a reminder to the members here that we have to be careful about that.
Patience is the key I think. Look at any of the other backs out there and the time it takes to understand them and the biggy here to get the best out of them. This is key IMHO so we need to look think and compare in a sensible way. It's not the best and it is not the worst out there they are both unknowns and until the system is truly in place how do we really know. Right now with your posts here you added some more clues to the big puzzle in the sky but more pieces need to be added to that. Heck just on the AF alone your not going to move big fat elements around that fast to begin with and that is true for all MF systems. This is single pint just like Phase but keeping up with a 8fps second 35mm is just not reality with MF. I agree 35mm folks should know this going in. Not that it is not good but more on par with others in this MF field. Better or worse we all find out but high expectations should be in check with any new system. This is what I am trying to get across to the members here is be patient be realistic and be honest with yourself and others here as well. End of the day this is just a camera but you neighbor is your neighbor and stop pissing on his garden. Sorry but I see a some real struggles here lately and it needs to come to a halt. Sorry to interject this but this is GetDPI folks and you know what we are about. Lets keep it on the level we are accustomed too. Thanks sorry to put that in there but I think it is needed.