I was very excited for the Leica SL2 and bought mine in December 2019. I have been using it ever since and it is every bit as beautifully designed as the previous model, but this time with high-spec 4K video features, IBIS and an anamorphic 5.5K mode. As usual, I paid the full retail price out of my own pocket and didn’t take a camera on loan. This is something I am now regretting because the SL2 has a major show-stopping problem which effects ALL models out there and isn’t isolated to mine. By the time I was sure of the problem, the 14-day window to return my camera to the retailer had lapsed. I then reached out to Leica in Wetzlar to alert them via my contacts at Leitz Cine lenses. UPDATE: Leica has got back to me and the issues are being looked into – the battery grip is one possible solution and there will be an update on the blog this coming week.
Comment on the EOSHD Forum Blackmagic Pocket 4K topic
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Something for Blackmagic to look into here on the EOSHD Forum thread for the Pocket 4K. Anecdotal evidence say the camera is suffering from macro-blocking and banding in blue skies which you don’t expect to see with a 10bit codec let alone a RAW codec. Since the BRAW codec update, various users have been claiming it’s a backward step for the film-look of lossless Cinema DNG raw.
The Canon C300 Mark II appears to have a firmware bug. This will need a fix from Canon if the C300 Mark II is to be completely bullet-proof on a shoot.
Highlights burn to black in certain situations (as with car headlights or the sun).
The Sony FS5 has had a largely warm welcome from the video community but there has been one thing bugging a lot of owners and potential buyers alike – the quality of the internal codec.
Just how good or bad is it?
A quick post – Sony have moved quickly to begin fixing the A7S II sunspot bug pointed out in the first part of my review. Here is the official statement I was emailed today: “We have confirmed this phenomenon and are now analyzing it to develop a firmware solution to solve it. We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to confirm timings for this update. Thank you for your understanding.” Good news and until the firmware update is ready A7S II users in Europe can use the camera 100% reliably by switching to NTSC mode and shooting 24p. …
Ever wondered if those sensor AF pixels or “sensels” can show up in your images?
I’m just fresh from shooting a music video with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. I love this camera for professional video. Really love it… The 5 axis stabiliser is unique on the market and no other interchangeable lens camera can do what the E-M5 can do with Micro Four Thirds lens, that stabiliser and no rig, even a tripod.
It’s unfortunate however in that the camera has a very unusual bug…
I’ve had my suspicions for a while now about AVCHD footage having a different exposure on my Mac to on the camera. When I edit my GH2 and FS100 stuff natively in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 or the new CS6, or preview AVCHD MTS files in VLC Player (Quicktime X still does not support AVCHD) blacks are crushed and the image is darker overall with far less shadow detail than on the camera’s LCD.
If you are thinking of buying an Atomos Ninja for your GH2, it is probably best to wait for the hack.
A few weeks ago I ended up researching how to extract 24p from Sony FS100 footage delivered via a 60i signal to an Atomos Ninja for Philip Bloom and came across some information about the GH2’s HDMI output which I wasn’t aware of previously.