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    Fun with Leica SL2

    Vancouver BC, Christmas Market, SL APO-SC 35

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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

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    Vancouver BC, Christmas Market, SL APO-SC 35

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    Scott

    I am interested in what you think about the color . When I tested my SL against the S1R (essential same sensor as SL2 ) ..I found straight out of camera in LR to be somewhat flat . I know it takes some time for the profiles and calibration to catch up with a new release . Its also common on the high resolution pro cameras to produce a linear contrast curve as it gives you more to work with in post . Still I see the color as less saturated . No issues with resolution more than I need most of the time .

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    FYI ...I am all in on the SL2 and two bodies should be here this week .
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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

    Side note - there’s a new “Fun With L-Mount Cameras” thread over in the L-Kount Forum.
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    Scott

    I am interested in what you think about the color . When I tested my SL against the S1R (essential same sensor as SL2 ) ..I found straight out of camera in LR to be somewhat flat . I know it takes some time for the profiles and calibration to catch up with a new release . Its also common on the high resolution pro cameras to produce a linear contrast curve as it gives you more to work with in post . Still I see the color as less saturated . No issues with resolution more than I need most of the time .

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    FYI ...I am all in on the SL2 and two bodies should be here this week .
    It's too soon to tell. I've had a comment that the skin tones above are too pale, but frankly Canadians at this latitude and time of year look a little pale to me. We'll see how people look when I get home, where we are darker on average and cover a wide range of national origins. I've had the camera for about 3 days. Still working through the AF options and haven't let the IBIS really do its thing yet.

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    More color

    U1000053 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

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    U1000092 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    With this humongous sensor pixel count, I like to try to max out the Winogrand/Brueghel metric -- how many faces can you get in the frame rendered clearly enough that you can imagine what they are like or get interested in what they are doing/

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    Re: More color

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    Winogrand/Brueghel metric
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    Need to stash that one away in my metrics kit for anticipated ample future use...
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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

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    Scott

    I am interested in what you think about the color . When I tested my SL against the S1R (essential same sensor as SL2 ) ..I found straight out of camera in LR to be somewhat flat . I know it takes some time for the profiles and calibration to catch up with a new release . Its also common on the high resolution pro cameras to produce a linear contrast curve as it gives you more to work with in post . Still I see the color as less saturated . No issues with resolution more than I need most of the time .

    Roger

    FYI ...I am all in on the SL2 and two bodies should be here this week .
    All shots JPEG straight out of SL2 in Capture One - no adjustments

    Very fair skin , natural light



    Fair Skin Sunlight



    Early tan fair skin



    Mid tan Fair Skin



    Very fair skin Mixed Lighting with pink LED in background




    Very Dark Skin Mixed lighting



    C1 rendering both DNG and JPG I find to have more 'life' in files - across all cameras it supports

    All photos could do with some PP - posted in answer to question quoted above.
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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

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    Vancouver BC, Christmas Market, SL APO-SC 35

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    What are they eating? They look a bit like deep-fried spiralised apples; is that possible?
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    Potato spirals?

    The nearest shop featured potatoes, so that would be my guess.
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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

    This one reminds me of a famous Apple ad from many Super Bowls ago:
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    Thank you for the examples . These reinforce my perspective .. the SL2 files are very close to the S1R in aesthetic . Straight from the camera with default profiles ....they have a linear tone curve and less color saturation than my other Leicas (S007,SL,M10) . They look similar to the LR portrait profile (which is flat ) . Skin tones appear neutral somewhat desaturated ..yet I can see no color caste . They appear very accurate but lacking adequate SNAP ( a technical perspective for contrast and saturation ) .

    Files look to be a good starting point for a photographer skilled in post processing that wants to develop a personal aesthetic . They are not so great if you just want near finished files straight from the camera with a std . profile in post .

    This is not unlike what I have experienced with other Leica CMOS cameras as it seems to take a while for the profiles to catch up .

    I have my twin SL2 s and I am just full of excuses as to why ...I haven t established my own profiles ..

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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Peter Scott

    Thank you for the examples . These reinforce my perspective .. the SL2 files are very close to the S1R in aesthetic . Straight from the camera with default profiles ....they have a linear tone curve and less color saturation than my other Leicas (S007,SL,M10) . They look similar to the LR portrait profile (which is flat ) . Skin tones appear neutral somewhat desaturated ..yet I can see no color caste . They appear very accurate but lacking adequate SNAP ( a technical perspective for contrast and saturation ) .

    Files look to be a good starting point for a photographer skilled in post processing that wants to develop a personal aesthetic . They are not so great if you just want near finished files straight from the camera with a std . profile in post .

    This is not unlike what I have experienced with other Leica CMOS cameras as it seems to take a while for the profiles to catch up .

    I have my twin SL2 s and I am just full of excuses as to why ...I haven t established my own profiles ..

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    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Just passing through this thread and I am wondering how the files compare with the M10. Any thoughts?
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    Re: Fun with Leica SL2

    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Peter Scott

    Thank you for the examples . These reinforce my perspective .. the SL2 files are very close to the S1R in aesthetic . Straight from the camera with default profiles ....they have a linear tone curve and less color saturation than my other Leicas (S007,SL,M10) . They look similar to the LR portrait profile (which is flat ) . Skin tones appear neutral somewhat desaturated ..yet I can see no color caste . They appear very accurate but lacking adequate SNAP ( a technical perspective for contrast and saturation ) .

    Files look to be a good starting point for a photographer skilled in post processing that wants to develop a personal aesthetic . They are not so great if you just want near finished files straight from the camera with a std . profile in post .

    This is not unlike what I have experienced with other Leica CMOS cameras as it seems to take a while for the profiles to catch up .

    I have my twin SL2 s and I am just full of excuses as to why ...I haven t established my own profiles ..

    Roger
    the only annoying thing I've noticed about the DNG standard profile being used by C1 atm is a slight magenta cast that sometimes needs attending to - especially as far as fair skin goes, too pinky - easily fixed of course but nonetheless in a better standard default profile one wouldn't need to adress it as much.

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    Will be in London this week with the SL2 body ..AND my WHIBAL and Passport Color Checker .

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    Ain't winer here yet

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    Eight day candles

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    Exposure challenge

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    It takes 5-6 stops underexposure to make blue LEDs come out blue.

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