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#1 stephan_w

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 19:11

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just a question: As the lenses of the S don't cover the frame equally on the SL as they do on the S, wouldn't it be necessary to have distinctive lens profiles for the lenses on the SL?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 21:30

I can't imagine that the S lenses need much of a profile, but if they do, Leica can just take the central portion of whatever vignetting correction was derived for the S and use it on the SL.  Color correction would be more work, as the chips are different, and they might be likely to leave that alone.  But I doubt that it is needed.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:34

Stephan, S lenses on the SL are already automatically profiled-corrected in camera exactly as SL lenses. Best regards,

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:19

Stephan, S lenses on the SL are already automatically profiled-corrected in camera exactly as SL lenses. Best regards,

 

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hm. this would mean that an additional correction in LR would not be needed, or make things worse?



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:48

hm. this would mean that an additional correction in LR would not be needed, or make things worse?

Whatever you like, but I wouldn't bother.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:07

Basically, Camera Raw tells you that the lens' profile has been applied already (I don't use Lightroom, but since the engine is the same I assume it will behave in the same way). In my experience, such profile corrects CA / vignette perfectly, and distortion almost perfectly for the 24mm and 35mm I used. The 70mm I also used was corrected perfectly for everything. The 30-90mm was corrected perfectly for CA and vignette, and about 90-95% for distortion (according to the different focal lengths). If you have a clear horizon, and feel that you need to dial in some more correction, just go ahead - your eyes will tell you where to stop. Other than that, I wouldn't bother messing with what the camera gives you.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:21

Glad that they have already built in the profiles for the S lenses, but I'd be surprised if they actually have much content.  Since the lenses are meant to cover a larger imaging circle than the SL possesses, I would imagine distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, and in particular vignetting would all be trivial when these lenses are used on a full frame camera.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:51

Glad that they have already built in the profiles for the S lenses, but I'd be surprised if they actually have much content.  Since the lenses are meant to cover a larger imaging circle than the SL possesses, I would imagine distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, and in particular vignetting would all be trivial when these lenses are used on a full frame camera.

 

It depends on the lens Jared. The 24mm S definitely has distortion visible even on the SL; just look into an S viewfinder and you'll see it with your naked eye. The 30-90mm is a complex lens, and would distort at the wider focal length visibly on the SL as well. The 70mm is fine. The 35mm needs a very slight distortion correction on the SL.

 

Vignetting is much less of an issue, of course, again it is difficult to judge with the naked eye but I think you can safely assume it is non-existent using S lenses on the SL.

 

LCA is difficult to see with the naked eye, but when is there is there, it's not much dependent on where in the frame you look.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:16

It depends on the lens Jared. The 24mm S definitely has distortion visible even on the SL; just look into an S viewfinder and you'll see it with your naked eye. The 30-90mm is a complex lens, and would distort at the wider focal length visibly on the SL as well. The 70mm is fine. The 35mm needs a very slight distortion correction on the SL.

 

Vignetting is much less of an issue, of course, again it is difficult to judge with the naked eye but I think you can safely assume it is non-existent using S lenses on the SL.

 

LCA is difficult to see with the naked eye, but when is there is there, it's not much dependent on where in the frame you look.

 

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One of my gripes as we have gone through multiple firmware upgrade cycles on the SL is that only the worst problems with M and R lens profiles (and now S) seem to rise to the top of the queue and get resolved.  The clearly damaged profiles for five of the R telephotos got fixed long ago, but there are no distortion corrections in the profiles for the 35-70 R zoom, and several others.  It was easy to check this for M and R lenses, since these can be manually set if you use any M or R lens and a dumb adapter.  I could check SL profiles in the DNG (with some Adobe tools) if I have links to DNGs taken using the Leica S lenses at the affected focal lengths on the Leica S to SL adapter so that the lens ID is known to the camera.  There are places where well-posed requests get collected for things to be fixed.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 12:45

One of my gripes as we have gone through multiple firmware upgrade cycles on the SL is that only the worst problems with M and R lens profiles (and now S) seem to rise to the top of the queue and get resolved.  The clearly damaged profiles for five of the R telephotos got fixed long ago, but there are no distortion corrections in the profiles for the 35-70 R zoom, and several others.  It was easy to check this for M and R lenses, since these can be manually set if you use any M or R lens and a dumb adapter.  I could check SL profiles in the DNG (with some Adobe tools) if I have links to DNGs taken using the Leica S lenses at the affected focal lengths on the Leica S to SL adapter so that the lens ID is known to the camera.  There are places where well-posed requests get collected for things to be fixed.

 

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Scott,

 

I wonder if R zooms do transmit focal length information to the camera. If they don't, it is clearly impossible to add correction profiles for them.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 19:14

Scott,

 

I wonder if R zooms do transmit focal length information to the camera. If they don't, it is clearly impossible to add correction profiles for them.

 

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They do, if ROM

 

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Posted Yesterday, 19:41

They do, if ROM

 

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Thank you Guy, I suspected as much but wasn't sure. If Scott's lenses are not ROM, that would explain why he doesn't see corrections. Best regards,

 

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Posted Yesterday, 20:29

Thank you Guy, I suspected as much but wasn't sure. If Scott's lenses are not ROM, that would explain why he doesn't see corrections. Best regards,

 

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Cmon, Vieri, I'm sometimes careless, but I'm not that dumb!  I have and use the 15/2.8, 16-35, 35-70/4.0, and 80 Summilux, 90 APO Summicron, 100 APO Elmarit macro, 180 APO Elmarit, and 280 Telyt 4.0 R lenses, all of them purchased with ROM in order to get relatively recent copies.  They report their lens ID and focal length if they are fixed focal length, and the two zooms that I have report their current focal length (although you tend to see it only in the review of a shot).  I was the person who reported the damaged lens profiles to Leica when the SL was new, and they got fixed.  I have complained to the appropriate people about the lack of distortion corrections for the wide angle ends of R Vario lenses, and the lack of corrections for the 15's, but those didn't get enough priority to be added to SL firmware.  The fact that several of these lenses were not in-house designs may have been a factor.  

 

Anyway, I don't see distortion corrections because Leica has not provided them for certain legacy R lenses that do need them. 


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Posted Yesterday, 20:34

Cmon, Vieri, I'm sometimes careless, but I'm not that dumb!  I have and use the 15/2.8, 16-35, 35-70/4.0, and 80 Summilux, 90 APO Summicron, 100 APO Elmarit macro, 180 APO Elmarit, and 280 Telyt 4.0 R lenses, all of them purchased with ROM in order to get relatively recent copies.  They report their lens ID and focal length if they are fixed focal length, and the two zooms that I have report their current focal length (although you tend to see it only in the review of a shot).  I was the person who reported the damaged lens profiles to Leica when the SL was new, and they got fixed.  I have complained to the appropriate people about the lack of distortion corrections for the wide angle ends of R Vario lenses, and the lack of corrections for the 15's, but those didn't get enough priority to be added to SL firmware.  The fact that several of these lenses were not in-house designs may have been a factor.  

 

Anyway, I don't see distortion corrections because Leica has not provided them for certain legacy R lenses that do need them. 

 

Chill Scott. I am sorry if I didn't know your full history, if I didn't know whether your lenses are ROM or not, and tried to help. That will not happen again, don't worry. Best regards,

 

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Posted Today, 08:16

Vieri, sorry for the aggrieved tone of my response.  The post in which I had just answered that question appeared in a different thread (https://www.l-camera...able/?p=3396428 ).  So we had been speaking in different rooms.


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