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Does anyone know what an EL EVF is?

here is what I fantasize. That when you change  the crop mode from 28 to 35 to 50 and now to 75, it is not just an increasingly smaller outline within the EVF. Rather, the viewfinder magnifies to become that focal length in the entire screen. It would effectively be a zoom EVF, not a zoom lens. The outputted dng continues to be 28mm but the composition and focal point are effectively determined by the EVF and you can then make that dng crop in post.  Jpgs are cropped in the camera. Comparing the jpg to the dng in post becomes a guide to what you composed.

Whether this is true or not, 2 very important implications if the rumors are true. 

First, if it is announced on March 6, I’d expect the SL2 announced soon afterward because they’d share some technology and they need the news out before Panasonic ships in April. 

Second, I continue to think the M must be significantly transformed (EVF and bigger sensor at the very least) to avoid being put out of business by a Q2 that effectively covers the normal M range. 

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I understand if people complain about the 50/1.4 or 24-90 size, even though the overall handling is ok on the SL body.

The 75 handles really good, it doesnt feel big or heavy at all, so the 35 and 50 feel the same. Yes, there are smaller 35 and 50mm lenses, but there are also 35 and 50mm lenses which are not that great wide open. I think the M is aimed on small size, the S on maximun IQ , and the SL system is in between.

For people looking for small size its probably better to look into m43 (but not the pro level lenses) or Sony (but not the pro level lenses).

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2 hours ago, bags27 said:

Does anyone know what an EL EVF is?

here is what I fantasize. That when you change  the crop mode from 28 to 35 to 50 and now to 75, it is not just an increasingly smaller outline within the EVF. Rather, the viewfinder magnifies to become that focal length in the entire screen. It would effectively be a zoom EVF, not a zoom lens. The outputted dng continues to be 28mm but the composition and focal point are effectively determined by the EVF and you can then make that dng crop in post.  Jpgs are cropped in the camera. Comparing the jpg to the dng in post becomes a guide to what you composed.

Whether this is true or not, 2 very important implications if the rumors are true. 

First, if it is announced on March 6, I’d expect the SL2 announced soon afterward because they’d share some technology and they need the news out before Panasonic ships in April. 

Second, I continue to think the M must be significantly transformed (EVF and bigger sensor at the very least) to avoid being put out of business by a Q2 that effectively covers the normal M range. 

My guess is an EL EVF is a Leica branded name for high resolution. The panasonic EVF is 5.7 MPixels. They don’t call it EL. 

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I'll be happy to add the Q2 alongside the Q-P without regret. His and hers for travel.

For the 75mm crop, I hope they give us an additional option to zoom the image crop to fill the EVF (like the GFX does with 35mm mode) versus only having the white crop lines. A 75mm crop box on a 28mm lens is getting pretty small.

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The only thing I'm not looking forward to are the inevitable and inane overreactions the first time someone refers to the current Q as the "Q1".

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2 hours ago, bags27 said:

...Second, I continue to think the M must be significantly transformed (EVF and bigger sensor at the very least) to avoid being put out of business by a Q2 that effectively covers the normal M range. 

The M will take a hit on all fronts – Q with 47mp and a 47mp SL2 with IBIS and a 150mp pixel shift mode. Imagine every M lens stabilized on an optimized Leica sensor (versus Sony, etc.'s corner smearing).

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2 hours ago, hdmesa said:

The only thing I'm not looking forward to are the inevitable and inane overreactions the first time someone refers to the current Q as the "Q1".

OMG. I just did that. I may be crucified. I think I’ll go back and edit my message to be the Q and only the Q

i just edited my previous message. I hope I’m not ostracized from the forum.  😉

Edited by Infiniumguy

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2 hours ago, Infiniumguy said:

My guess is an EL EVF is a Leica branded name for high resolution. The panasonic EVF is 5.7 MPixels. They don’t call it EL. 

I think "EL" is "electroluminescent" (OLED).

The Q has an "LCoS" viewfinder (Liquid Crystal (LCD)). So if the Q2 has an "EL" viewfinder it may mean that Leica is upgrading the viewfinder display from LCD to OLED like those on high-end smartphones and televisions.

 

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2 hours ago, macalba said:

I think "EL" is "electroluminescent" (OLED).

The Q has an "LCoS" viewfinder (Liquid Crystal (LCD)). So if the Q2 has an "EL" viewfinder it may mean that Leica is upgrading the viewfinder display from LCD to OLED like those on high-end smartphones and televisions.

 

Pretty smart for a newbie 😀 Seriously, welcome!

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