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  1. That friend should not need legislation to understand a Panasonic lens should be considered a Panasonic lens. I assume you’re referring to the S pro lenses that are “certified by Leica.” I can’t see what’s confusing about that. Even if Leica built the lens, it would still be branded Panasonic and carry the value of that branding.
  2. The question is not clear to me. With SL before and now SL2-S I use autofocus most of the time. I typically have used MF mode with the joystick button set to AFs or AFc. When I need to manual focus I do so. I shut off automatic zoom upon manual focusing and I activate the zoom myself with a front button as needed. I use peaking sometimes as well. With SL2-S and the new FW I’ve been using AF tracking and face detection more often.
  3. D500 has a better AF system for action.
  4. Of course it’s an extra compromise. That doesn’t mean the optical results are worse. It might just mean the lenses are larger and heavier than they might be for the format. It might mean the price is higher because different material choices had to be made.
  5. I’m also referring to working with the files, which leads to the end result. If you didn’t read the bit depth on a spec sheet I can guarantee you’d have no idea its significance. You also mentioned the S lenses are older, what’s that have to do with working with the files? Phase One uses a larger sensor than the Fuji so I’m not sure how that’s related.
  6. If you shot with an S3 and the S lenses and someone told you it was 16 bit and the lenses were all new, would the IQ leave you believing they were wrong? I don’t think those specs are relevant when comparing to the GFX when the quality of the S system is as high as it is. I have not shot with the S3 but have briefly tested the S007. The price is the only thing that kept me from buying at the time. If I were to get into the S system today it would need to be lower priced and include an EVF. If handed an opportunity to shoot with Leica, Fuji, Hasselblad, Sony, Nikon, and Canon with no
  7. There are a lot of good options above $200. Rather than shopping by price, look for the features you want. Really Right Stuff makes great tripods. I use one.
  8. I don’t think there is any chance Leica or anyone else will offer two versions of a camera, one with fixed screen and one without.
  9. I didn’t read the linked article and think anything like that. Do you think Kasson’s interest in haptics actually prevents him from shooting enough? Just about any modern camera system can produce excellent results. His comparison to audio equipment is similar in that you reach a point of diminishing returns in sound quality much like you do with image quality. What separates camera systems is different for everyone and one of his key attributes is haptics. I agree that this is very important given price is not a differentiator for me. Once IQ and price are out, it comes down to len
  10. Build quality has subjective and objective qualities. My point was that referencing what a reviewer states about build quality is not as useful as testing the lens yourself to see if it meets your needs. My opinion of the Sigma build quality is different than the reviewer’s. His comparison for the Sigma 28-70 was a Tamron lens. If he had compared to a Sony GM or Leica SL lens, the results would likely be different.
  11. I’ll add one more note regarding the review by DustinAbbot.net. In the Sigma 28-70 review he noted the nice build. I haven’t handled that lens but I do own the Sigma 105 Macro DN lens and he reviewed that as well. His 105 review mentions: “The lens feels great in the hand and looks premium on camera.” “Pros: Excellent build quality” I can’t agree with the lens feeling great in hand or looking premium on camera. It looks and feels cheap relative to my Leica lenses, and relative to the Nikon lenses I used to shoot. Having the “excellent build quality” as the f
  12. I thought the OIS did not work with the SL2 and Panasonic combo.
  13. Are you stating that the manual focus ring won’t physically turn on the lens? If so you have something physically wrong with the lens.
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