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Unfortunately it seems the FP-L is more video orientated.  But tomorrow we will know the final specs. I think the missing mechanical shutter, tilt display and missing IBIS makes it not really attractive for stills. I find with 60 MP an IBIS is really advised… But the electronic shutter can upgrade my cat to a pitbull! Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

meanwhile, this is amazing  

If circumstances require keeping only one camera of these two, the choice would definitely require some careful consideration of the photography that you do. Though both create excellent image files, their ergonomics and suitability for particular types of shooting are different. The SL is a beautifully engineered camera - heavy for walking around (depending on your vigor and lenses of choice) but excellent in a studio setting. Versatile with its mechanical shutter and incredibly robust (perhaps

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That's good news. Let's hope they add an EVF connection and 10-bit log. RAW is great, especially since there's an option for BM Raw, which is universally-compatible unlike ProRes RAW, but 10-bit log is the sweet spot for file size vs. quality.

I also wouldn't mind full-frame 6K, like Panasonic. I wouldn't use it very often, but there's something conceptually odd about having a "raw" 4K file that is actually resampled 6K.

Bonus points if they use a fully-documented log format with ACES support. Maybe they can license Panasonic's V-Log.

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Really hope they don't go to 60mp, that would pretty much kill it for me - slightly less so if it has IBIS, but that in turn means the body design is likely to be larger, which significantly reduces the value of the fp for me (which is as a small and light alternative to my SL2).

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A new L-mount body, a bit bigger than the current one to incorporate a new EVF and what do we have? The M-sized full frame L-mount that everyone has been calling for (full frame CL, small SL, whatever). Should fly off the shelves🙂

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The only issue I have with the current FP is the lack of a viewfinder.

The picture quality and sharpness of the current FP is fantastic. I think 60MP is going to cause more problems than it solves.

I just don't need those huge files, then you get issues with moire. A lot of amazing images (still and moving) have been shot on much lower resolution media.

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On 2/12/2021 at 1:28 AM, BlueIn2Red said:

Really hope they don't go to 60mp, that would pretty much kill it for me - slightly less so if it has IBIS, but that in turn means the body design is likely to be larger, which significantly reduces the value of the fp for me (which is as a small and light alternative to my SL2).

60mp with a blazingly-fast-readout-electronic-shutter  should be fine, like all cellphones these days ;)

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Really  look forward to this  FP-L .

I am sure there will be a lot of interest if indeed it has  Foveon sensor,  IBIS and an EVF ( external or built in ). Many of my friends have  been waiting for years to try  their beautiful Leica or other legacy glasses on the famous  Foveon sensor. This may give another  spin to the L mount alliance.  Leica, the king (Design , Quality and Price) , Panasonic offers a viable traditional alternative and Sigma provides the "FUN" and unique conversation pieces. ( FP , FP-L etc) . So if they play their roles right , we will have a  complete stable  of L mount cameras and lenses from all three companies.

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12 minutes ago, bags27 said:

You're the handyman, Alan. 🙂

<smile> - I think this is beyond my skills, but it is tempting. Perhaps when an updated body comes out I will have the courage to try it. A very clear and complete video. I've wanted to try to engineer some sort of collapsible shade. Maybe get my feet wet on that first. ;^)

 

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I hope that Sigma improves what was already an excellent video/stills camera by enabling faster shutter sync (and perhaps a flash protocol compatible with Panasonic),  10 bit log, a fixed or removable viewfinder, better placement of ports (making cable management easier) and, perhaps IBIS. Please don't waste engineering resources on a niche, dead-end Foveon sensor for a video-centric cam. 

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I wonder if I'm the only person that uses the fp solely for stills photography? I have an SL2, but I find myself using the fp much more, both for its size and handling (which I actually really like, with a grip and the "viewfinder" especially), but also image quality, which I think is very underrated.

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