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Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« on: August 17, 2022, 11:08:10 am »

Iíve been shooting Sony pretty much exclusively for the last few years, I had the original A7, a 6400, a few rx100, and lately the A7 r3. I did have a short stint with the Hasselblad H3 before a hand injury, which made it too big and unwieldy, though I loved that.

The only one I really liked was the original A7. The r3 changed the grip, which is a bit too deep for my cambo actus, and my pinkie hangs off which is a small thing, that adds up after an all day gig. I also hate the menus the more I use them.

Iíve had a m8 and m9, and while I loved both, they are terrible studio cameras for product, which is what I mainly shoot. Work requires video as well. Iíve never gotten the hang of video out of the A7r3. Itís ok at best. Honestly my iphone 13 pro is better for me.

I really donít need all the resolution from the r3, so Iím considering the SL 601. Is this a terrible decision?

Iíd love to hear your opinions. Thanks.
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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 12:08:39 pm »

Ö so Iím considering the SL 601. Is this a terrible decision?

Anything but. Itís an excellent and versatile camera. If youíre seeking detailed and extensive feedback on all Leica M and SL (glass and cameras), Fuji and others - Sean Reid is an excellent, verging on encyclopaedic, resource. Check out his article index on

ReidReviews.com
https://www.reidreviews.com/articleindextable.html
sample (one of several):

Some Thoughts On The Leica SL
https://www.reidreviews.com/examples/sl.html

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Also,
A year with the Leica SL
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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 09:15:43 pm »

Have you tested the Nikon Z7II or Canon R5?

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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2022, 07:33:17 pm »

You don't say what you shoot or why you are considering a move.
If you liked the H3 then you will love the X1D (or what follows).
I am sure that Leica is great but it is still 35mm.
Medium format vs 35mm is a whole new world of image quality.
Suffice to say I have used my Canon only a couple of times in the 4 years since. Cheers
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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2022, 09:54:00 am »

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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2022, 08:36:04 pm »

If you like the format of the SL 601, then it may work out.  The SL 601 is 24MP, older CMOS and doesn't have as versatile a DR as the newer SL2, but the SL 601 can be found on the used market for a very reasonable price now, unlike the SL2. 

You can use SL glass, TL glass or M lenses, all on the same camera.   SL 601 has a GPS, something that was left off the SL2 or SL2-S.

The SL2-S has the same 24MPs but a much more modern sensor, however Leica did not either add or use the existing Phase detect for AF, as the camera still uses older contrast detect even though the sensor is BSI.  The SL2-S seems to be most suited of the three to modern video requirements also. 

None of the cameras have a tilting LCD, and for video work, that might be a consideration.  (strange that Leica has not added this even to the M11 which is their latest camera). 

I have used both the SL2 and now the SL2-S for close to two years and my Nikon and Fuji cameras have pretty much stayed at home.  Most of Nikon has been sold. 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2023, 01:45:57 am »

Does the SL have a focus stacking function?

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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2023, 11:30:25 am »

No focus stacking. Which to me is a huge oversight. Not in the SL or SL2. The Panasonic S1R has it and itís a nice implementation. Not sure why Leica wonít bring it to the SL2 with a firmware update. There were rumors a year ago that Leica would implement focus stacking with C1 and in a tethered environment but that never happened.

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Re: Seriously considering a move from Sony to the Leica sl 601
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2023, 11:03:29 am »

No focus stacking. Which to me is a huge oversight. Not in the SL or SL2. The Panasonic S1R has it and itís a nice implementation. Not sure why Leica wonít bring it to the SL2 with a firmware update. There were rumors a year ago that Leica would implement focus stacking with C1 and in a tethered environment but that never happened.

Paul


It's interesting that they incorporated a nice multi shot feature but no focus stacking yet.


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