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Pssst Check Out the 4K tests with the NEW and Unreleased LEICA SL Type 601 Camera

Cinoflex wanted to let the Cinescopophilia readers know they are excited to be working on and testing in conjunction with T M Camera Solutions 4K tests with the new and as yet unreleased LEICA SL type 601 Camera.

Remember Cinoflex make high end camera systems for a living so they know a thing or two about pushing cameras to the limits.

Here is what Cinoflex are doing with that Leica SL type 601 camera…

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Testing the Leica SL Camera in 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2 Super 35 / 4K 8 Bit FULL FRAME / Full Frame DNG Photo Mode – with a variety of lenses, including ANAMORPHIC.

equipment used in testing:

– CINOFLEX XLT CAMERA RIG
– LEICA SL TYPE 601 CAMERA
– LEICA CW SONDEROPTIC PL MOUNT ADAPTER
– ODYSSEY 7Q+ 4K RECORDER / MONITOR
– LEICA-C SUMMILUX 50MM T1.4
– ZEISS MASTER PRIME 100MM T1.3
– LEICA VINTAGE 35MM T1.4 (COURTESY OF PANAVISION)
– KOWA ANAMORPHIC 40MM T2.4
– TLS COOKE SPEED PANCHRO S1 50MM T2.3
– LEICA VINTAGE 19MM T2.8 (COURTESY OF PANAVISION)
– ANTON BAUER HC BATTERY
– TV LOGIC 17″ MONITOR

The LEICA SL is very impressive for a few elements:

– smooth clean color rendition
– very subtle and clean flesh tones out of the box
– the image is reminiscent of Arri Alexa for a smooth curve
– phenomenal build quality, truly one of the most solid cameras!
– Super 35 is almost absent of image shift (JELLO EFFECT)
– The image handles aliasing extremely well
– Easy to hook up with FULL SIZE HDMI – very important
– The LEICA – or – L LOG is a great Gamma Option
– Menu is very intuitive and limited in pages

The Leica SL produces an outstanding image in this scenario:

– Super 35 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2
– Leica Log – L LOG – V LOG / Gamma Setting
– PL MOUNT / Professional Lens
– On a Quality Rig – CINOFLEX
– Cinema Lenses to mitigate any image shift in focus (breathing)
– A dependable and robust recorder – ODYSSEY 7Q+

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LEICA SL type 601 Camera

The Leica SL is a great camera for video shooters looking for options between high quality 10-Bit 4K S35 and FF 4K Internal, as well as exceptional DNG photographs!

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