Our Leica SL2 review has a brand new update to add clarification to our review. To give you a bit more information, we found some new information that we felt was worthy of being added to our review. We’ve updated it already to present our findings with firmware updates. But this latest update reflects what happens when you’re working with manual focus. In fact, we think it’s one of the best systems on the market for manual focusing. You can head to this link to check out the full review or check out our findings down below.
The Leica SL2 was introduced a while back. And for what it’s worth, it’s still quite an excellent camera. I personally purchased the Leica SL2s, and I don’t regret the purchase at all. I like it; but I think that photographers will really be tested with the new autofocus that’s come to the Leica Q3. And I’d hope that some of that comes to the Leica SL2 and Leica SL2s.
Focusing Update June 2023
Recent findings have made us realize that the Leica SL2 has one of the best solutions to zone focusing that we’ve seen. In fact, it’s also one of the most accurate. If you switch the camera into manual focus mode, you’d probably expect the zone focusing markers to appear on the back LCD screen. But instead, they’re on the top. More importantly, it tells you how much of the space is in focus depending on the aperture you’re stopped down to. To do this, set the lens to manual focus, then lightly hold the shutter button down. When you focus the lens manually, the Leica SL2 will tell you how much of the area is in focus. We’re happy to say that this works with Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma lenses. This is only logical as the lenses are all communicating the same things through the camera and lens contacts.
The brands in the L-mount alliance have told us for years that they don’t limit the information that is transmitted through the lens mount. This seems to be a testament to the fact that the relationships are still holding up. It’s reassuring since, as a reviewer, we always felt like Panasonic and OM System were always trying to screw each other over in small ways.
A similar finding can be seen when using Zeiss Batis lenses or certain Nikon S lenses. Try it for yourself, and you’ll love the results.