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  1. Mine arrived today; I hadn't realised from the product shots and description that it had two dials, makes sense now First impression from taking some candid portraits of my daughter, I really like it - no more crab-claw-hand for photoshoots! I definitely won't use it for casual photography, too much extra bulk, but I can't wait to give it a whirl next time I have a gig to shoot!
  2. You do get the focal range on the top display (when using manual mode and BBF focus), I think it's great!
  3. You can set the SL lens focus to linear if you wish, with a range of options on how many degrees from shortest distance to infinity, worth a try. I have mine set up like that.
  4. There are a couple of ongoing discussions about this, with examples, here is one of them
  5. The only time I have seen something like that is when working in a *very* low light situation where the peaking cannot detect sufficient contrast anywhere...
  6. I guess it can't be as simple that you have pressed the Fn button and changed the live view overlay (removing peaking)? Probably not but this happened to me when I first got the camera and hadn't yet figured out the interplay between User Profiles and display settings... Hope I don't insult πŸ˜ƒ
  7. Hi. I assume the front wheel controls (by default) aperture?
  8. Thanks for all the information/feedback! I am interested in the grip but not totally sure it would be worthwhile. For (occassional) tripod work I have an RRS L mount which works great. But for music events, candid portraits I would like to try a grip and see how it feels. I probably would only use it for special events so am not too worried about it only having one battery, nor having to remove it to change the in-camera battery. I find myself shooting more and more in portrait and, being left-eyed, it gets a bit fiddly - in particular getting access to the BBF joystick which would be in a better place with the grip. good point robb on the front quick function buttons, but I use those fairly rarely (one is set to exposure comp - I usually shoot manual exposure at events; the other to manual focus zoom). I have managed for 20+ years without a grip so definitely not a requirement; I do wonder if I would use it enough to justify the expense (and I guess these are not so quick to sell second hand) but am tempted to give it a go.
  9. On the camera side: USB-C On the PC side: depends what port you have (USB-A or USB-C both work)
  10. Hi - there is a USB-C port in the camera. You can connect that to the PC for data transfer (and you can also charge with it)
  11. No, you can use an l-plate for this if you don't want/need a grip: e.g. https://www.reallyrightstuff.com/Leica-SL2-Camera_2
  12. You could try the Simplr straps; I have one on my 10x32 binocs. Very light and detachable. https://simplr.us/product/f1ultralight-camera-strap/
  13. Hi Can someone tell me if the SL2/SL2-S hand grip has a joystick (for back button focus)? This is not so clear from the online stores or literature. Thanks! edit: sorry I realise this thread is about the SL2 grip on the body, I was talking about the accessory hand grip, oops
  14. That restrap bag looks interesting, thanks for the link. Do you think it would take an SL with 24-90 lens? I guess not... One practical problem I found is that, when staying overnight, I usually have a roll-bag on my handlebars (tent/sleeping bag) so don't have space to put a camera there. I usually manage to not need a backpack for anything else so have been looking for a small light backpack that would take only my camera and hopefully not intrude on my comfort so much. More on the general side, I personally (so far) don't find my style of cycling to be compatible with photography, they seem to be mutually exclusive mindsets. When on the bike I love the freedom, .movement, flow and spontaneity. I have no problem to notice potential shots but then stopping, walking up and down to find a good angle, letting your heart rate come down etc just ruins the flow altogether. On the other side, I take my best photos when I've had some time to immerse myself in the process, wandering around on foot, following my eyes and imagination - something you just can't do on a speeding bike. So I tend to end up with some iPhone snaps from the ride and, if I have taken a camera then generally only more considered shots from the camp site/cottage or wherever. It seems like plenty cyclists don't find this a problem at all and manage to take gorgeous shots from their rides, often staged ones that clearly took a bit of time. Next season I plan to try some shorter rides to specific places that might be good for landscape photography and see if I can get my head around the interrupted flow.
  15. Some brick walls for your viewing pleasure...
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