When I asked Matt, one of the sales representatives, in Leica Store Sydney about the stock of Leica SL2-2, he said the stock is limited. At that point in time I saw a gentleman was testing this camera. Obviously this could be his Christmas gift.
Of course, a new Leica camera with this price tag (AU$7500), we won’t say it is cheap. But when you think of a Canon R5 body is already priced around $6000, Canon EOS 1DX Mark III is almost 10K, SL2-S is at a reasonable price.
Leica SL2-S is bulky, until you mount its own SL lenses to it. As a M260 user, I mount M series lenses such as Summicron-M 35mm on it. The weight is acceptable. You could also mount other L series lenses to it. If you are also a Canon user, you could use the Sigma MC21 Convertor to mount all your Canon lenses or Sigma’s Canon EF mount lenses. How cool it is!
After taking a few still shots, I realised the focus peaking is excellent. But when taking videos, I set up to capture Cine 4K videos in MOV format. And at this moment, my SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC Type I SD card stopped at 24 seconds. An error message warned me that the card with 170MB/s read and 90 MB/s write was not faster enough. I need to use Type II with 300Mb/s read and 260MB/s write speed, that is more expensive. If your video is filmed in HD, Type I is enough.
My images posted here are straight out of the camera in JPEG large, colour profile Natural. The rainy days have blocked me from getting outside to take more pictures.
To be continued…