Directors and Cinematographers Viewfinders

The Leitz Henri kit is the solution to the search for a modern director’s viewfinder with the clearest and highest resolution image available. Accurately evaluating lens performance requires an optimal image path. The full frame sensors in the Leica SL2 and SL2-S cameras combined with the industry-leading EyeRes OLED EVF offer directors and cinematographers the best option for actually seeing what the camera will see and beyond. When combined with the Leitz Henri support system this new finder brings the image to you quickly in an innovative and intuitive way. 



The Leitz Henri system is a lightweight aluminum and carbon fibre support with an integrated swing-away handle reminiscent of a Beaulieu Super 16 camera. The system connects to the camera with either a Leitz L-PL or L-LPL mount (interchangeable) and it is designed to quickly go from handheld to tripod or monopod mount. Standard follow focus systems can be attached easily. The handle includes a camera start/stop button that allows for instant image capture or recording without having to reset your hands. The complete system without the lens weighs only 4 lbs / 1.8kg.

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The Leica SL Cameras

The Leica SL2 and SL2-S cameras feature full frame (24x36mm) sensors with 47MP and 24MP, respectively. The increased resolution above traditional cinema capture sensors offers a finer amount of information to evaluate a lens. A one-touch external button pushes in for critical focus and inspection. The Leica L mount allows nearly any lens in any mount to be attached with available adapters. 


The EyeRes OLED EVF is bright, clear, color and contrast accurate, and offers an amazing 5.76MP display with +2/-4 diopters built in. It has never been easier to see an image straight through the camera and judge the performance and framing of a lens. 



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Directors Finder and Filming Mode


The Leica SL2-S model is designed with the cinematographer in mind and the Henri system makes shooting with the camera and professional cine lenses even easier. The sensor can be selected for either Full Frame or cropped to a Super 35 size (APS-C) depending on the format of the lenses. Frame lines for common aspect ratios can be applied for either setting. The available frame lines include: 1.33:1, 1.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1, and 2.40:1.



The SL2-S offers two Log modes, L Log Gamma and Hybrid Log Gamma, and captures a wide variety of formats and frame rates with run times limited only by the recording media. They include: 

5K 4:34992 x 374429.97, 25, 23.98fps4992 x 3744
Cine4K (DCI) 17:9     4096 x 216059.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps6000 x 3168
4K (UHD) 16:93840 x 216059.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps6000 x 3368
HD 16:91920 x 1080180, 150, 120, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps   6000 x 3368
Cine4K (DCI)4096 x 216059.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps4128 x 2176
4K (UHD)3840 x 216059.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps3984 x 2240
HD1920 x 1080180, 150, 120, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98fps     3984 x 2240

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