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  1. I use the Sennheiser AVX wireless microphone system with my dedicated video cameras. It has an automatic gain feature which cannot be disabled and requires the host camera to be set to manual gain for best results. Does anyone know if the Leica SL 2 uses manual or auto gain for the microphone input? I see the gain control, but there is no setting for manual vs auto gain. Thanks.
  2. A good reference might be Jonathan Slack who posts here. He is a UK wedding photographer and Leica reviewer. His reviews are part of the reason I have started moving into the SL system. Although no longer shooting professionally I get called upon occasionally by friends/family. Shot my first wedding last month with the SL and 24-90. I was pleased enough with the experience that I since added an SL2. The gear is certainly up to the task and I enjoy using it much more than my normal Nikon kit. I can't speak to how it might hold up in the hands of someone who shoots 40+ weddings a year. For what it's worth I purchased my two SL bodies and the 24-90 used with no knowledge of its history and it all still functions as new.
  3. I use the Metabones adapter https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1569435-REG/metabones_mbnfg_l_bm1_nikon_g_lens_to.html A bit less costly than the Novoflex and mounts tightly to both body and lens. It has the aperture control ring needed for Nikon G Series lenses. I've tried my 70-200 F2.8 with it, but mine is an E Series so no control of aperture. My other G lenses work fine.
  4. I believe Leica NJ provides a one-year warranty on the camera after repairs. They may decline to perform partial repairs for that reason.
  5. My wedding use of lenses longer than my 24-70 or 24-90 is for the coming down the aisle shots. Once everyone is in position it is the shorter zoom. I have the two on separate bodies so I don't change lenses during the ceremony.
  6. Possibly what you are experiencing is that exposure preview is disabled when the flash is detected on the SL2. This is a change from the SL, where I have to manually disable it otherwise it reacts to the light from the flash and the EVF goes black. So what you are seeing in your EVF when the flash is active is an image that is independent of your settings.
  7. I read a favorable review of the 24-70 (Jonothan Slack) and almost bought my SL with one, but after looking at the focal lengths I use for events realized I needed the additional reach of the 24-90. Truth be told I also need the 90-280, but that may be a bridge too far. My typical wedding set up has been a Nikon D850/24-70 f2.8 and Nikon D5/70-200 f2.8. So the 90-280 would fit right in and mounted to an SL series body actually weigh less than my D5/70-200 combination.
  8. I recently went with option 1) and picked up a like new SL and 24-90 at a reasonable price. I wanted to start shooting events with Leica rather than my Nikons. Zooms and autofocus are important to me in that role. Regarding weight - the SL/24-90 combination weighs slightly less than my Nikon D850/24-70 f2.8 combination I normally use. The SL series is addictive, and I just added a used SL2. I love the SL with my M and Nikon primes - the SL2 will normally serve as the host for the 24-90.
  9. I just purchased the Cobalt camera profile for the Leica SL. I'm a Capture One user and prefer their ProStandard camera profiles, but unlike the SL2 and SL2-S they do not have one for the SL. The Cobalt profile gives me skin tones I like better than the Capture One generic SL profile and much better than the ones I created by color editing the generic one.
  10. Over time as my internal storage requirements increased I acquired a collection of 500GB, 1 and 2TB hard drives that I replaced with larger ones. With a USB hard drive dock (I use the StarTech version) https://www.startech.com/en-us/hdd/sdocku33ef these drives serve as my off-line backup solution. I store the drives in hard plastic cases designed for the purpose.
  11. If Photoworks is using a third party M-to L-mount adapter I think both of you are correct. I use the Leica M-Mount adapter on my SL and it works as you describe with non-coded lenses. I use a Metabones F-Mount to L-Mount adapter for my Nikon MF primes and it works as Photoworks describes.
  12. You are not alone. I am primarily an available light shooter and flash done poorly is worse than no flash at all. That said, since photography is all about capturing the light, it is hard to get a good image in bad light. By bad I don't necessarily mean low light, which can often be fine, rather light from some LEDs, sodium vapor lamps, etc. Even mixed light from more traditional sources can be a problem. I regularly shoot in a venue where the light is a mixture of tungsten, fluorescent, and daylight through stained glass. There is plenty of light for handheld exposure but getting the colors (particularly skin tones) to be pleasing is a challenge. When possible, I use ceiling bounce flash that eliminates all the color issues and produces much more pleasing shots.
  13. Only the Typ 240 cameras would allow you to use flash and the EVF at the same time. It required the accessory Multi-Function Hand Grip. If you need both the SL series is your choice.
  14. I find that in comparing shots from my Monochroms with B&W conversions from Bayer array cameras that the Monochrom images are more pleasing.
  15. I don't know what best practice is, but with my Voigtlander lenses I just set the lens profile to the closest Leica lens like you do. Possibly experimentation would produce slightly better results, but my lenses are 35 and 50mm so not much correction to worry about. I use the LensTagger plugin in Lightroom to edit the EXIF data to show the Voigtlander lens data.
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