Leica Digilux 2 Review
Secure Digital Compartment
On the right side of the camera (from the rear) is the Secure Digital card compartment. This door has a particularly nice action with a smooth slide to the back before springing open on its metal hinge. Inside is a push-to-insert push-to-remove SD slot.
On the left side of the camera is the connectors comparment covered by another nice solid door which has a smooth satisfying action and spring loaded hinge. Inside you will find the USB 2.0 (Hi Speed) terminal, combined A/V and wired remote terminal and DC-IN connector.
The Digilux 2's lens has to be one of its primary selling points, it's a beautifully crafted high quality 28 - 90 mm equiv. (3.2x zoom) F2.0 - F2.4 lens with a solid feel and mechanically linked zoom. On the barrel itself there are three rings; zoom, focus and aperture. The last two are locked in the 'A' (auto) position, to switch to manual focus and/or aperture priority just press the lock button on the ring and turn it, nothing could be simpler or better thought out. Supplied with the camera is a clip-on hood and two lens caps (one for the lens without hood, one with).
Base / Tripod Mount
The Digilux 2 has a fairly unique pop-up flash which can be placed in either the straight forward (direct) position or facing up for ceiling bounced (indirect) flash shots. In the direct position at ISO 100 the flash has a specified range of 0.5 - 4.8 m (1.6 - 15.7 ft) at wide angle and 0.5 - 4.0 m (1.6 - 13.1 ft) at telephoto. It's worth noting that because of the height of the Digilux 2's flash it is less prone to causing red-eye (which is worse for flash units near to the lens).
On top of the camera is an ISO flash shoe which can be used with third party flash (sync only) or dedicated Leica flash units such as the SF 24D.
Supplied In the Box
The contents of the retail box are:
Official accessories for the Digilux 2:
- Cable Release - CR-DC1 (18626)
- Lithium Ion Battery - LEICA BP-DC1 (18605)
- Battery Charger / Mains Adaptor - ACA-CD3 (18607)
- Leather Case - Black (18627)
- Filter E69mm - UVa Filter (18630)
- Filter E69mm - ND Filter 8x (18631)
- Filter E77mm - Polarizing Filter (13336)
- Step Up Ring - E69mm to E77mm (18634)
- Flash Gun - LEICA SF24D (14444)
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