I just started contributing to Digital Photo and Digital Photo Pro Magazine with a stories in print next month. Today, long-time Bike Hugger contributor David Schloss shares his hands-on review with the new Leica SL. For those of you asking me what about Leica when I wrote about the new Sony RX1R II on Medium last week, here’s their answer….
Where the RX1R II took compact cameras to the next level with pro features, the Leica SL is changing the game. David observed
We had unique access to the Leica SL for a week of shooting and came away impressed, though with some reservations.
Up until the Leica SL launched, Sony enjoyed being the only solution for full-frame mirrorless photographers, and now there’s also Leica. That Leica could more than double the capture rate of the second generation of the Sony system will have to result in a faster performing series of cameras in the full-frame space down the road.
For early adopters of full-frame mobile photography, and mirrorless evangelists, more choices are good, great actually. The SL has helped improve the lightweight and compact, full-frame future for all photographers. That’s what Leica does, right? They set the standard for precision and perfection in the photographic world, with camera built on the shoulders of the system before it. While you’ll pay for the German engineering, and the price is a limiter at $7,450 price tag, the camera has marked a turning point in photographic history. And that’s away from the SLR.
Photo: David Schloss for DPPMag
For David’s take on the also ground-breaking, first-generation mirrorless from Sony, find his articles in our archives
and maybe in of upcoming issue of our magazine and DPP, I’ll tell how well the Leica fits in a jersey pocket.