There are new findings that have been added to our Leica SL2s review. Specifically, these aren’t new firmware updates. Our review on this camera has been fully updated on our findings with those for photographers for a while now. However, this is more about new findings that we’ve noticed with the autofocus and focusing performance overall. You can see the updates below or head to our full review to see the entire thing.
Focusing Update June 2023
Recent findings have made us realize that the Leica SL2s 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 SL2s 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.
I personally purchased the Leica SL2s a while back and I haven’t regretted the purchase at all. However, I still wonder if some of the new autofocus performance from the Q3 will come to this camera. It needs it for things like sports and wildlife.