To coincide with the release of its SL2 camera system, Leica has also released the Multi Function Handgrip HG-SCL6, a longwinded name for the optional SL2 battery grip.

The HG-SCL6 adds a vertical shutter button, dial controls and a second BP-SCL4 battery that should effectively double the battery life of the camera. The grip on the HG-SCL6 matches the profile of the grip onboard the SL2, which should be a dramatic improvement over the grip found on the SL and its battery grip (HG-SCL4).

The grip is currently available to pre-order (Adorama, B&H) for $995.