A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601)
Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601)
Last year Leica entered the mirrorless ILC market with its T (Typ 701), a camera that, frankly, we weren't huge fans of. And now, just in time for the PhotoPlus Expo later this week in New York, the company is going big - and we mean big - with the SL (Typ 601), a full-frame mirrorless model for enthusiasts with a high credit limit.
As with the T, the Leica SL has some features that make it stand out from the full-frame pack (with the Sony a7 II being its mirrorless competitor), such as its super high-res EVF, rocket-fast burst mode, top-mounted LCD display, and buttonless user interface.
Being a full-frame Leica camera means that the SL isn't cheap. The body alone is priced at $7450, with its 24-90mm F2.8-4 'kit lens' costing another $4950.
In the following pages we give you a hands-on look at what's hot - and what's not - about the Leica SL (Typ 601).