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  1. So strange, I can see in this video that you should be able to adjust both ISO and colour temperature – at 0:48 But yes, I agree that Perhaps full-frame will come trickle along soon 😅 For run and gun work, the internal All-I has been beautiful without the added clunk
  2. Hello all, I have just recorded a few tests with the SL2-s and the Atomos Ninja V with ProRes Raw. Importing footage was seamless, but now I am having trouble changing the ISO or colour temperature in the settings. The metadata shows up but it is not allowing me to change these values; is there something I'm missing or needed to while recording? Thanks in advance!
  3. Curious to see and hear everyones thoughts on this! Will be updating my camera and ninja tomorrow. For anyone who has done so already, what are the available frame rates while recording raw?
  4. Excited to try this raw video output soon! Though I'm a little disappointed that the sensor only records in aps-c and not full frame in this mode (for anyone else who was also wondering😅)
  5. Beautiful images and take, man! Also appreciate your encouragement of silent shutter during the wedding Looking forward to seeing more posts and your insights in these settings. Curious to know of your thoughts on the manual m-mount lenses for days like this. Although I'm mostly on the video side for weddings (which calls for manual focus), the odd wedding photography job I do take I have to wonder if I'm truly missing out on a lot because I'm manually focusing. I would suspect the only significant trade-offs are the size and weight of the SL lenses in favour of autofocus ability– if you have experience with the M's on a wedding, what are your thoughts between auto SL and manual M glass?
  6. I also noticed on Atomos' instagram post that it will use "L-Log2" Exciting to see more updates coming ! https://www.instagram.com/p/CcU9NEIvNhj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  7. Hi @kstol23, great questions! I switched over to the SL system in 2020 and absolutely love the imagery that comes out of the SL2 and SL2-s for my wedding work. I primarily shoot video, but also do photography on occasion so I believe I can give my quick input: I agree with @jaapv that it will depend on your style and personal preferences. Because you have the 24-70, it sounds like you would prefer a system that has the bulk of your focal lengths covered in one body– meaning you would like to be able to take on various shooting environments with one body/lens. Which is wise, because weddings are inherently unpredictable in environment. I would reinforce your idea of the 24-70 on your SL2 Good choice! Then if you are deciding on either replacing this with a 24-90mm or getting a 90mm for a second body, I would get a second body with a 90mm. This just adds more versatility, not to mention a good 90mm prime lens will give you beautiful portraits. And your Q2 28mm focal length has you covered for the wide run and gun shots– an asset in weddings. So to break it down into steps (if you are still trying to figure out your style and preferences): 1) Keep your 24-70 on for quick focal length changes 2) Maybe test drive a friend's 90mm lens to see if you like that focal length. If you don't, there wouldn't be a point in upgrading to the 24-90 or getting a second body with a 90mm 3) Your 50mm lens will give you the ability to be more creative because of the wider aperture and fixed focal length. But I would say a 35mm is a little more adaptable to different situations. I'd also recommend testing out a 35mm and comparing it to a 90mm in your wedding environments. Now I'm just thinking out loud, but I believe a 50mm is visually more similar to a 90mm than it is to a 35mm (at least to my subjective eye 😅). I believe because of the minimum focusing distance of a 90mm, the general look is close to the look of a 50mm. Whereas the 35mm can be used in so many more situations and producing significantly different looks. My go-to lens has been a voigtlander 35mm f1.2 at the weddings I shoot. Most of the day is on a 35mm, and then partially on a 90mm (followed by a minimally used 21mm) I really hope this helps haha I began to think out loud, but I really think it depends on your style! Your 24-70 is a beautiful setup right now, and I'd highly suggest shooting at a fixed focal length on that lens to see if you like the 35mm look, the 50mm look, or the tight look (70mm, which would be close to your intended 90mm). To give you some examples, here is a short clip with my SL2-s, 90% shot on a 35mm:
  8. I started shooting both photo and video with SL2-S (the SL2 before that) and it has been as wonderful as everyone is talking about here! I was coming from Sony, and as standard as their system is becoming when it comes to weddings, Leica takes the cake with its colours. No regrets moving from Sony to Leica for wedding work. One of my latest videos with the SL2-s can be seen here Would love to see more video work with this beautiful camera!
  9. Looking forward to hear your thoughts on this one!
  10. Yes! I use both the full cage and the half cage from SmallRig (half cage here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1534996-REG/smallrig_ccp2513_quick_release_half_cage.html) The reason I switch between using the full and half cage is because the full cage does seem a little more stable with larger lenses and an external monitor, but is harder to take the camera out of the cage. On some run and gun shoots, I benefit from quickly taking the camera out of the bulky cage and staying as light as possible; the half cage allows the camera to quickly detach from the cage. So the pros of the full cage: stable and feels more durable holding the SL2 and any external monitor or follow focus type systems Pros of half cage: easier to detach the camera for intermittent shooting without a cage with extras attached Conclusion: I think the ideal cage would be a full cage system for maximum stability and durability connecting extra gear (ie- external monitor, follow focus, potential microphones), while also having a quick-release system for easier detachment of the camera. Since the Leica SL2/s is a wonderful camera for both photo and video, an easily detachable cage would benefit the combo shooter who wishes to easily switch between high quality video shooting and portable photography This is just my take and I know the current S1H cages should suffice for now, but I am eagerly waiting for a dedicated SL2/s cage to come out from SmallRig!
  11. I did a video over the summer showcasing some of the lenses I had at the time, here: TTArtisan 90mm f1.25 Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 Leica Elmarit-R 135mm f2.8 All of those lenses were phenomenal to work with for their compactness and ease of mobility when in run-and-gun situations (especially during weddings/events). Since this video I returned the TTArtisan 90mm (it was a bit too soft and flare-y for my tastes) and got a Leica 90mm f2.5 instead (which is by far one of my favourite lenses I've ever used in terms of compactness and image quality). I'd also like to say that I've added a 7Artisans 28mm f1.4 lens to my roster (first test with it here:https://youtu.be/XaXTOUDz-bo) and it has done a fantastic job on professional shoots as well, both in terms of ease-of-use and relative image quality (especially at it's price point). All in all, if you are comfortable with manually focusing, I'd like to say that most (if not all) Voigtlander M lenses have done me wonders. Leica R lenses also seem to be a fantastic option if you can find good sellers. And TTArtisan/7Artisan lenses are hit or miss it seems. I haven't used any dedicated L-mount lenses with electronics, so I can't comment on autofocus lenses for video, but if you are used to manually focusing for photo I'd say you have the upper hand at filmmaking as well. So at this moment, for general use, I would recommend: 7Artisans 28mm f1.4, Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 II/III, 21mm f1.4 or 1.8, Leica 90mm f2.5 Hope this helps
  12. First time in France with the SL2-S and compact Leica 90mm f2.5
  13. I have been using both the S1H full cage and half cage by SmallRig I've attached photos of the full cage (https://amzn.to/3DBNwFq) where you need to do some metalworking to get the right lug to fit in properly. But once this is done, it fits really well (I've attached a photo holding the cage with a top handle and Ninja V as well)
  14. I finally had a full summer wedding season with the SL system (SL2 last year, but with too few events happening due to 2020 reasons 👀). This year I've used the SL2-S exclusively and absolutely love the results for run and gun filmmaking. A quick reel here: *Note- gimbal shots on another body; drone shots *sadly* not on Leica either
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