Leicaflex SL2 with Customized Lens Kit Film Camera
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- 2foxesfuchsSep 18, 2010by
The Leica SL2 was the catilac of leica reflex cameras
Oscar Barnack the inventer of the 35mm Camera at Leitz Wetzlar.<br>In 1925 The Leica was first sold, the Leicaflex SL2 with the 50 Year ingraving was to celibrate the 50 year aniversity.<br>German instrument maker who became head of the microscope department of Ernst Leitz in Wetzlar soon after joining the company in 1911. After initial research on the construction of small cameras, Barnack began work on two prototypes of the Leitz Camera (Leica) in 1913, used by himself and Leitz. The Leica I was launched commercially in 1925. Barnack remained head of Leica's construction office until his death and developed many refinements of both cameras and lenses.<br>I also spent 50 Years with Leica from 1958 to 2008
- lcmonariMar 7, 2013by
I recently bought this camera.<br>It was produced in 1974 and today considered one of the best 35mm SLR cameras ever produced. Not to mention that the quality is Leica. I recommend to all.
- rv-in-nmJun 29, 2011by
Best mechanical 35mm film SLR I've used.
I have used both the Leicaflex SL and the SL2. Both are solid, straightforward, purely mechanical film SLRs. No electricity? no problem. These are a joy to use.<br><br>The controls are easy to use and just feel "right." The viewfinders are bright and clear and focusing is easy. And, of course, the lenses are the best available.<br><br>The main differences are in the increased light sensitivity of the meter in the SL2 and the addition of the shutter speed being visible in the viewfinder along with the f-stop. Also, some lenses cannot be used on the SL but can with the SL2 because of a different mirror design.<br><br>I've read that the viewfinder is brighter in the SL than in the SL2, but since I only have had one at a time, I can't say. Both are great.<br><br>I have had some nice DSLRs, but I can say that this is the camera that really excites me to use. It is an extra step to have the film developed and scanned, but I have been very pleased with the results. This way, I get to shoot film and still process and print/send digitally. Best of both worlds for me.Read full review