S1/S1R - No thank you.


vjr

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#1
Looking at the YouTube footage of Panasonic S1/S1R to me it is a mess of buttons, leavers and switches. Granted it is a preproduction version and most likely final version might look a bit better, but even so I could not live with it being use to Leica SL. So, it will cost me more to wait for SL2 but that is something that I am prepared to do. What do you thing usesrs of a SL?
 
#2
I have 2 SL bodies and all the lenses except for the 90 cron and I am all over the S1R. While I appreciate the aesthetics and image quality, the AFC is terrible. Trying to keep up with my 20 mo old grandson over Christmas was impossible. If I can get a pro, weather sealed body with 47mp, 8-10 FPS and great af, I will gladly sell my SLs. I realize the FPS and AF is still a question so, am eagerly waiting for final specs.
 
#3
In my experience most cameras that have 'a mess of buttons' don't need you to actually use all those buttons. Set the camera up once and for me shoot in aperture priority and you're done. I know what you mean about the SL, I love the clean aesthetics of it too but given how much cheaper the S1R is I can live with a few buttons:)
I am planning on buying an S1R so I have a 2nd body instead of buying the SL2.
 

vjr

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#4
In my experience most cameras that have 'a mess of buttons' don't need you to actually use all those buttons. Set the camera up once and for me shoot in aperture priority and you're done. I know what you mean about the SL, I love the clean aesthetics of it too but given how much cheaper the S1R is I can live with a few buttons:)
I am planning on buying an S1R so I have a 2nd body instead of buying the SL2.
I have changed my mind to what I have expressed on 18. 12. 2018. Regarding the Panasonic S1/S1R. It is going to be a find camera. I am definitely getting 4.0/70-200 for my Leica SL and for the time being SL will serve me well for what I am using it.
 

Stevo

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#5
God I hope the IQ is the same or better than my SL. The damn thing does it's job really well (SL). I can live with the extra buttons and we're speaking about 4-5 years or sensor tech over the SL. And I also hope my native SL glass works well with it too.
 
#6
Has anyone said if lens corrections for Leica or Sigma L-mount glass will be performed in-camera by Lumix bodies or vice versa and does it really matter? More critically, perhaps, is the question of how well Panasonic's trick AF will play with lenses from the other two L-mount alliance partners?

It's rather annoying that at the recent major press event the dynamic range of the S1/S1R sensors is still effectively under embargo but Panasonic won't be able to keep it a secret forever. ;)

I applaud Panasonic for coming into the FF market all guns blazing but personally the only benefit will be if they prod Leica into improving the SL without adding size, weight and complexity. If that doesn't happen then I'll be thinking very seriously about the GFX 50R or even, don't laugh, the X1D Mk II. The (rumored) Hassy with a couple of wide-angle primes might be my best option if it is a speeded up and bug fixed version of the 50 MP X1D. In the Year of the Pig we live in interesting times. :D
 
#7
Has anyone said if lens corrections for Leica or Sigma L-mount glass will be performed in-camera by Lumix bodies or vice versa and does it really matter? . :D
The latest SL Firmware prepares the camera to receive the other L Mount partners' lenses although I'm not certain that will include lens corrections.
 

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