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  1. There are a total of 7 programmable buttons on the SL2/SL2-S.
  2. According to Geekbench https://browser.geekbench.com/mac-benchmarks 2013 Mac Pro with 12 cores is equivalent to a M1 MacBook in heavily multithreaded workflows like bulk exporting of images For single threaded processing like zooming into an image, the M1 (base processor) is about 2x faster than the 2013 Mac Pro Single threaded processing speed is similar across all M1 variants, regardless of base, Pro, Max, Ultra Multithreaded processing for the M1 Pro/Max is 50% faster than the base M1 Multithreaded processing for the M1 Ultra is about 2.9x faster than the base M1 All of the above assumes pure CPU workloads but you may benefit from GPU acceleration in cases where your post processing software supports such acceleration.
  3. No, I mean front heavy as in a 90-280 on a CL.
  4. It’s true that M lenses ‘works’ on most other mounts but I wouldn’t go so far as to say it works well on most other mounts. Even on SL2-S, the older Leica M lenses don’t perform as well as they do on a digital M. Even worse results on Panasonic and other non-native bodies.
  5. Was one body in some place exposed to the sun or closer to lights? Or maybe one camera had slightly better airflow. It’s possible that both cameras were running close to the edge of their thermal envelop but something minor tipped the scale for one and not the other. One other question would be whether one camera was newer than the other. It’s also possible that Leica had some different versions of hardware, maybe DSPs, sensor, or other heat generating components due to supply shortages or just known issues that they want to improve on over the production life so some cameras may physically be slightly different enough underneath and perform better for long video recording.
  6. I don’t imagine an SL3 would be much lighter or smaller than the SL2. The camera needs to balance well with the large existing SL lenses in the lineup. A smaller body would cause the setup to be front heavy. For better or worse, I think we’re stuck unless Leica goes for a two-tier lineup similar to Sigma where they have their Art series lenses that are focused on large aperture, high image quality at the expensive of size/weight/price, and their Contemporary series which emphasize smaller size/weight/price at the expensive of larger aperture and absolute image quality (though some are still very good). If Leica were to go for such a setup, then they would be able offer a smaller body but it wouldn’t be a SL3, it would probably be something to fill the void of the CL but using a full-frame sensor. Personally, I can’t imagine Leica going back to a 2-tier line up. They tried this with the M series where they produced the wide angle elmar and summarit lenses which were optically excellent but lack the prestige of the Summilux and Noctilux. From what I can tell, a big chunk of Leica’s customer base buy such lenses because of the prestige factor, regardless of how much they use such lenses and so this skews Leica’s product offerings, for better or worse.
  7. I’m pretty sure “while app is in use” option is a requirement for the Apple App Store and/or iOS/iPadOS location API for privacy reasons where Apple wants to give users more control over how often an app is permitted to get location information from the device. Unfortunately, this also means that it can cause things to break and it’s up to App developers to educate/notify users on what might break. In this case, the FOTOs app doesn’t bother to inform the user which is a problem on Leica’s part.
  8. Sure, can do. My use cases are mainly the following: 360 images on mountain summits hyperlapses for scenic hikes and ridge walks 360 stationary timelapse for mountain summits, scenic places, sun rises, sunsets, night sky milky way, and northern lights Short action videos for skiing and some FPV like sequences for interesting trails There are two main packages: Standard package includes 1-inch 360 camera module + ONE RS image processing module + battery + grip holder In addition to the above, you can get it with bundles that include SD cards, selfie sticks, and other accessories Upgrade package is for people that already own the ONE RS image processing module so it includes everything in the standard package, minus the ONE RS module. The ONE RS module also supports a non-360 1-inch Leica lens, as well as an older 360 camera module without the new 1-inch sensor and Leica optics.
  9. Same here. I notice the difference between my M lenses and SL lenses on my iPad.
  10. Thanks. After digging into my settings on the FOTOs app, I noticed that Geolocation was set to ‘while app is in use’ instead of ‘Always’, which is where I normally set it. I do recall making this change back to ‘while app is in use’ a while back so you can call it user error but I find it pretty annoying that there’s no mechanism to know that my location used for geotagging is stale. Even when the last location update from the FOTOs app is hours old, the camera still shows the geotagging icon indicating that the location is up to date. I recall in the release notes that the icon is used for up to 24hrs or something silly. In my opinion, any location update older than 5 minutes should be considered stale. It’s ok to keep using it but at least let me know that I’m working with old geolocation data so I can look into the issue rather than find out days later. This is setting up the camera for a bad user experience.
  11. There’s only one way to find out. Just make sure you have a good return policy. LOL 😆
  12. For those who are new to 360 cameras, as I am, I have to give a shoutout to gimbal-guru on youtube who has a ton of videos showing tips to capture unique sequences that are only possible with 360 cameras. To me, compact high quality 360 cameras is probably the most exciting new development in photography and cinematography since consumer drones like the DJI Mavic series.
  13. I’m surprised no one has mentioned this yet: https://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-oners/1inch-360 The name is a mouthful but the balance between sensor size, sensitivity, optical performance, physical size and weight is very impressive and opens up some very interesting new possibilities in photography and video. Can’t wait for mine to arrive.
  14. I take my SL2-S + 16-35 SL setup on 25+km day hikes with 1600+m of elevation gain, along with all the other gear, food, water, clothing, etc. needed in the mountains. I notice the 2kg that I’m hauling but it’s not that big of a difference compared to a similarly capable setup like a Sony A1 + 16-35 GM lens (<500g delta). I’m not that big either, <60kg, but it’s all relative and depends on your fitness level. Making sure your other gear is light and minimizing any unnecessary items also helps. Aside from my camera, the heaviest thing by far that I carry is water.
  15. All APO SL summicron primes perform very well with similar colour, rendering, and differing only in their field of view. You should pick the focal length that is most useful to you. You’d be hard pressed to find any differences between the lenses, especially at 24 MP. I don’t think we’ll be able to see optical differences between primes within this family of lenses until we get bodies in the 100-150 MP resolution territory.
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