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  1. Spend the money on the head and an integrated plate on the body. I have RSS plates for my SL, and Arca Swiss head.
  2. Please start a thread on using your SL as a negative scanner.... especially the equipment setup. I've found it tremendously slow going, frustrating... so be sage for the rest of us!
  3. Exactly. Even with a ROM’d R lens, Leica R-SL adapter, “Auto magnification” switched on, I have to press the joystick to get the EVF zoomed in. I just noticed something else. It didn’t auto-detect the R-lens. I wonder if that has something to do with it? I’ll have to test this all side by side with the SL601.
  4. Yes, stays at 100. Seems odd that it is lens-related? I have Leica adapters, but neither the M nor R lenses do the auto zoom when I manually adjust the focus. I did check the Focus option and “Auto magnification” is “On” but this seems to work with SL lenses only. Again, not SL601 behavior.
  5. Auto ISO mode. Works fine with SL lenses. But with an R lens and the Leica adapter it doesn’t adjust. Also, the SL used to switch to focus zoom when I touched the focus ring on an S lens but no longer does so on the SL2-S. What’s up? Is my memory failing me? Thanks.
  6. Did you keep S lenses for the SL? I'm in a similar boat... but I still have the lenses and am awaiting the arrival of my new SL2-S. It's hard to rationalize selling the 70 and 100 for SL somewhat-equivalents.
  7. This is getting interesting. Any experience with the Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S and the DMW-STC14 Lumix S 1.4x Teleconverter on an SL2-Whatever?
  8. I had the Leica adapter and found it very accurate to use. Are you using an off-brand adapter? Perhaps you can visit a shop that has an adapter in stock to try? Dean
  9. You really have to want this lens. I found the focus throw too long for my tastes, and difficult on the R system to nail focus. I think the look at 1.4 is Leica-glow-exceptional, but it's a challenge to use, very heavy too. All that said, when you get a great shot you may feel accomplished -- or lucky! As they say, it's better to be lucky than talented. Best if you are both. Dean
  10. That folks are buying the GFX100S? I don't know. I just tried out the SL2-S and think it a significant enough improvement of the SL601 to buy it. A pleasure to shoot, and will definitely improve the chances that I'll get the shots (via better AF and ISO performance). I picked up a lightly used 35-SL which are now plentiful as folks with SL2 move to the 28 (cropping is more feasible there). But then I was looking at my catalog and admiring images from an outdoor event I shot a long time ago... with a Leica DMR. I love the colors!
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    Thanks for the good wishes. I think this lens could become popular on the Fuji GFX100 cameras given that electronics aren't needed in the adapter, and it has live view.
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    Ah! The hair dangling over the tree is lovelee. Different. More than the other pictures it hints at her nature rather than her nurture. Ah, but what do I know! Dean
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    Very useful summary. On an expensive whim I acquired one of these 4 years ago. I never got the hang of it so it's a paperweight to me. Any pointer on it's operation will be appreciated.... I guess I should YouTube. Thanks for the details already provided. Dean

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    A great winder if you want to wind film. Sale includes: Winder box, instructions My best wishes for your enjoyment! Shipping is at your expense and must be insured. Import duties at your expense. Item ships from Seattle, USA. High resolution pictures (and more than the 5 permitted here) are here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KqyXg_lrMDrWauHX6dpy1Mnt0rG7eEjq?usp=sharing Thanks. dritz40 (on that auction site)



    • FOR SALE
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    I purchased this new just a year ago. Barely used. I use my R lenses on an SL, so this is an unnecessary accessory for me. Sale includes: Visoflex 020 base plate Leica nylon pouch box, instructions Lovely leather Art di Mano case (retails for $129 at Leica Store Miami) Shipping is at your expense and must be insured. Import duties at your expense. Item ships from Seattle, USA. High resolution pictures (and more than the 5 permitted here) are here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d-te2fFJBZD0tXBS2xf5myb7zlmEFd84?usp=sharing. Thanks. dritz40 (on that auction site)


  16. Isn't the sensor/flange distance the same for the S body as the SL+S adapter? I am sold on the EVF. The S autofocus isn't so good, so the SL EVF gives me better results than my S007 ever did. Which is why my choice is limited to make use of the S lenses (when perfection is needed) and M and R lenses for more Mandler magic. The GFX100S is overkill. For me, 35MP is ample resolution and I don't care for the 3x4 ratio... confining!
  17. You liked the SL2 IQ better than an S006? S007? I ask because I have a bevy of S lenses for the SL601. I miss the IQ of the S bodies... To paraphrase Hamlet, the question is "To SL2 or SL2S? That is the question!"
  18. Sounds like I will have to work with great particularity to take advantage of the S lenses over the native SL. I must be chasing the "sunk cost" phenomenon since I sunk so much money in the S system over a decade.... alas! First world problem. Thank you all. Dean
  19. Help, please. I am at a crossroads with gear. I mostly use an original SL with M, R, S, and SL zoom lenses. My M10 sits in a cabinet. I sold my S007 a couple of years ago... in my love/hate relationship with it 'hate' won out; I couldn't justify the expense of owning it. So, the SL is it. Any opinion on using the S lenses on the SL2 versus the SL2-S? Are either the SL2 or SL2-S a viable competitor wrt file quality with the S007? Is the S-autofocus better on either of those two cameras? It's slooooooow on the SL601 w/lots of hunting on the 100-S and the 120-S. Perhaps the adjustable focus profiles of the SL2 is a noticeable improvement? Thanks.
  20. It's definitely not obsolete. They just don't manufacture it any more! Wonderful lens.
  21. I'd push on getting the Leica store to make the appeal on your behalf. I personally had great experience with Leica service but poor reliability with the S007. I also had my SL turn into a brick... and Leica repaired it. At this point, I don't understand why the M reliability is exceptional (my experience with various M digital bodies) but the S and SL reliability is so poor. At this point, I wouldn't purchase a new one without an extended warranty. Clearly Leica knows the stats on reliability. Perhaps the S3 and SL2 have improved reliability?
  22. For me, it was a trip to Germany and a replacement of a circuit board.
  23. It is the blur on the edge of her right cheek that is the thing for me. I've been looking at slides from a dozen years ago, and a series of portraits stood out because of that glowing edge.... and I'm thinking "Dang! Which lens was I using?" Thanks for the answer.
  24. You should do some portraits with this view.
  25. Better than feeding the alligators! You ARE in Florida.
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