No, I don't have one (yet) but I'd love to start seeing some images, so please post away!
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Very excited to get mine. I am tops on the list of someone who usually gets them early, so my hope is to have one very soon! For me, it will be M lenses (M-adapter T is on the way already) all the way, and then maybe the 90-280 to add to the mix.
HI There AshwinVery excited to get mine. I am tops on the list of someone who usually gets them early, so my hope is to have one very soon! For me, it will be M lenses (M-adapter T is on the way already) all the way, and then maybe the 90-280 to add to the mix.
Jono, have you used the WATE on it? Does it work okay with infiniti focus? I presume the 28 cron may be a challenge, but i am hoping that using Leica lenses within the Leica ecosystem will permit better function than on the A series Sony cams.
I am also very anxious to try my Noct on this camera, which may balance well on the body.
By the way, great snaps, Jono. Looks like R lenses function brilliantly. Oh yeah, further, great work with the Macro elmarit and the Native lens. The images produced are amazing. Almost like a prime zoom, if that makes sense...
On a separate note, the Vario Elmar 35-70 looks nice, so thanks for the tip on that. I have heard that this was a Minolta-Leica collaboration (mixed reviews on only threads), but it seems to stand up well on a modern sensor, and you seemed to bond with that lens fabulously. The 75 cron shots have made me reconsider selling that lens (I have it but was considering parting with it). The 60 macro elmarit would be lovely. I have owned 2, but may end up with a third
The colors in this series are quite nice, by the way. Great work
HI There Ashwin
I'm sure you'll enjoy it - I'm really sad I sold my Noct - I would have kept it if I'd known!
I've done some serious comparisons between the SL, the A7ii and the M240 I'd say:
M240 - 90%
SL - 70%
A7ii - 20%
HI BobSorry to be so ignorant, but what do these percentages refer to?
Also, do you have any images of the SL itself with various M lenses mounted? This would go a long way in comparing size to the current M's versus just showing the SL with the new (and very large) 24-90.
Thanks Kirk for chipping in.Ashwin, I'd expect WATE and MATE both to function quite well on SL, because they're retrofocus lenses.
The 35-70 f4 R should be outstanding. This isn't the Minolta design – Leica 'borrowed' the cheaper f3.5 35-70 kit lens from Minolta, but f4 is a Leica design.
(And collectors have a few f2.8 35-70 R's. This would be magnificent on your SL but would cost even more than the body. :shocked
Hi There PeterHi Jono,
thanks for these wonderful samples (like always I should say)!
Would it be possible to post some RAWs maybe? One in great light, one in high contrast, etc?
This would really help going forward for some like me
No need for respect - and I certainly don't see anything in the SL pictures that transcends the IQ in the M240 (rather the opposite perhaps) Certainly I've not the slightest intention to stop shooting with an MJono,
However respectfully I see nothing in the new new pics that transcend your small intimate RF
But I don't think I'm after the ultimate capture - I want the ultimate jack of all trades - and I quite agree with you that the sensor is there or thereabouts - rather than necessarily state of the art.And I get it ... really I do ... Live view is the bomb ... and I have a Otus 85 and 55 with a Nikon D810
in search of the ultimate capture.
I haven't read much of the marketing (it's kinda boring when you've used it) - but I think there are things that are uncompromised . . . for instance the EVF, (which I care about) and the shooting speed (which I don't), then there's the responsiveness (which I also care about).But realistically nothing about the SL says uncompromised ... other than the marketing.
Hmm, when I first used it I was pretty sure I'd want the camera and zoom . Personally I'm not sure that I want any more lenses . . I'd rather slap on my 50 'lux than deal with 50 f1.4 lens that's coming (which will compete with the Otus in size) - or an R lens.IT is a bit about faith ... like those of us who signed on to the original Leica S ... that the forthcoming
lens and peripherals would be worth the sacrifice ...
I don't think either of these have been marginalised (X cameras maybe). There's new lenses and firmware for the T, and I guess there will be new firmware (and possibly new models) of the Q. Small companies can't do everything at once!Hopefully in a couple of years the new platform will be vey compelling ... if it is not marginalized like the T
X and presumably Q....
Well, you aren't on the margin, you're at the core - and my M is staying put - hopefully the next M will be even more compelling.I just committed to a M246 ... so I am in the fold ... but on the margin it seems.
Great summary Jono and really helpful.But what I like about it is that I can take the dogs out in the pouring rain (or whatever other conditions) just with a camera over my shoulder, no bag, nothing but the camera - and the 24-90 zoom does pretty much what I want - very fast and efficiently, but more to the point - without really getting in the way - I like the way it works, the menus are minimal and the options are what I use - no more and no less . . . . If I want to use it in the evening I can stick an M lens on it and expect it to perform properly, without complaint and respecting the 1Xfocal length (speed setting) in the auto ISO.
Hmm, when I first used it I was pretty sure I'd want the camera and zoom . Personally I'm not sure that I want any more lenses . . I'd rather slap on my 50 'lux than deal with 50 f1.4 lens that's coming (which will compete with the Otus in size) - or an R lens.
Personally - I have my M cameras with my M lenses - and then I have a second system; this is always an issue - the Em5ii and pro lenses is great (but I'm not totally sold on 4:3 format . . or 16mp . . which is also the issue with the T system - which has just been sped up it seems).
I've often been tempted to go to the D810 - or even a D750 (24mp is enough for me) - but they won't shoot M or R lenses (which I have) and I want it for primarily for zooms, not primes (I'll shoot primes on the M240 thank you). The Sony is obvious, great for R lenses but the M lenses are seriously compromised and the zooms big and unconvincing.
The SL will shoot all of these lenses elegantly and efficiently (even if the M lenses aren't quite as good as they are on the M240) I've got a nice 80-200 R zoom which works well, but the 24-90 covers almost everything I need (focuses nice and close too) and without any real compromise.
So, for me it covers a number of bases - I don't envisage buying the 90-250 or the 50 lux for it (never say never ). But I can put it over my shoulder with a WATE in one pocket and a 50 'lux in the other and that's all I need for a day's shooting.