SL vs SL2 : LUSENET : Leica Photography : One Thread

I am an SL collector and user and would like some opinions from users who have experience with both SL and SL2 cameras. How do they rate against each other? Have never used the SL2 and am curious. Thanks, Steve

-- Steve Rasmussen (, September 06, 1999


Compared to the SL the SL2 has a flat back. The back opens with a Nikon F3 release; push a tab and lift the rewind crank as opposed to the SL pushbutton and slide arrangement. The viewfinder in the SL2 has a finer groundglass with a split image/microprism versus the microprism in the SL. I understand the Leica will still install either screen in either camera. The SL2 adds aperture to the viewfinder information and can illuminate this with a button on top of the viewfinder

The SL2 meter is much more sensitive(4 stops?). Also the mirror box (SL2) has been adjusted to use the 19 an 35 F1.4. I find the SL2 to be enough easier to use that I almost never pick up my SL's

-- Don Dory (, November 17, 1999.

Thanks for the information. I will look for an SL2. SR

-- Steve Rasmussen (, November 28, 1999.

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