How do we know that people who post here saying this or that back is wonderful are not employed by the manufacturers themselves or agents for them?
I seriously doubt if that happens. What seems like an Agenda is usually just familiarity.
I say the A-22 is good, but I use it all the time and am comfortable with it.
It's not an agenda, it's just experience, much the same as when Michael reports on the Phase. He's use to it, knows his way around the software and what to look out for.
Still, any problem with these cameras can be a big problem on the day of the shoot.
In my world you have to get about 20 things right to secure and win a project and only .5 of one thing off to not get the gig. Consequently it takes about 2000 things right to make a successful project and one one issue to brand it a negative.
I also have 40pts green on my Aptus 65 tethered in V-8 and LC10 and when the files go into pscs.
They pretty much correct out ok, but what a fright. Such a fright I just put it away and go with the A-22 and like someone said, at that point all the clients see is green.
Saying this is not an agneda for or against Leaf, it's just my experience.
Recently I had the opportunity to briefly test a P-30, H3 with my A-22 in the same HMI light source. Once again this is a very brief test and should not be read as an endorsement or a review.
The A-22 worked as it always does, no issues, proper iso, with just a slight 10pt green cast. I shot the A-22 tethered.
The H3 I shot untethered and the oled display was bright red and so were the thumbnails in flexcolor.
The P-30 I also shot quickly untethered and the lcd was even and pretty, much like what I am familiar with the Leaf, and pretty much the same resolution as the Leaf though much smaller.
In the software the P-30 file came out of the camera the prettiest, with the A-22 a close second, the Hasselblad a close third. All three files could be made to look almost identical, though the easiest to work was the P-30 file, except for sharpening. Out of the can the P-30 file is quite beautiful with excellent skin tones and color rendition.
C-1 IMO sharpens funky and the P-30 has a slight AA filter look, somewhere between the Canon and the Aptus 22 in sharpness. I find C-1 sharpening on all levels way too abrupt and the files are best sharpened later in PS.
Processing the A-22 files in pscs is a no brainer and produces slightly more grain and film like look, than the other two cameras, but this is a function of acr.
As far as software goes C-1 is really robust and stable and once you learn it quite easy. For batch processing it's really the gold standard, though it takes a long time to build previews and is very power hungry. It's not a software that tethers that well with an older G4 powerbook and to tether correctly you really need a G5 tower minimum.
Leaf V-8 really tetheres the fastest and easiest, to the point it runs on almost any computer you chose and runs fast. The one downside is Leaf is not adding additional features such as higher iso over 200 and seems to be moving away from V-8 to LC-10.
LC-10 to me is very stubborn and disconnected. The one thing LC10 does well is it produces excellent 1000 pixel wide jpegs automatically. I usually tether in V-8 and then put the files in lc 10 and let it make the jpegs, which happens fast.
Flexicolor to me is kind of strange. It's much like V-8 somewhat easy to use, and unlike V-8 has a temperature slider. The downside is the thumbnails are bright red and the main preview window is not high rez, though the image does come up in the proper color. There is a small detail window that shows sharpness and high rez, but no way to produce a high rez file without processing.
The Leaf and the Phase one file work directly in lightroom (which I think is going to be the bomb), but the H3 file is not recognized by lightroom without dng conversion.
Still, all of these cameras work, though you really have to test and learn for yourself.