Leica SL (Typ 601) Review

February 1, 2016 | Mark Goldstein | |
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Review Roundup

Reviews of the Leica SL (Typ 601) from around the web.

ephotozine.com »

The Leica SL (Typ 601) is a new full-frame mirrorless camera with a 24-megapixel sensor. The camera features a 4.4 million dot electronic viewfinder, 4K video recording, a 2.95inch touch screen plus a top LCD screen. The SL (Typ 601) is available with an RRP of £5050 including VAT body only, with the Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH lens available for £3150 inc VAT.
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stevehuffphoto.com »

So here I am, another year older and another year of some amazing camera’s that have come through the Huff Household. I can not believe I am now 46 years old! Seems like yesterday when I started this website but I was 38 going on 39. Time flies when you really enjoy life, love what you do, and live as happy as you possibly can. I believe in loving every moment of life, avoiding negativity and being a nice person to all. Usually when I am about to write a new Leica review I get a bit tense as many HATE the Leica brand simply due to the cost of their cameras and this means that just by me being honest in this review, there will be Leica hate comments coming in.
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cnet.com »

Sony has dominated the full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera space with its A7 series since it launched two years ago -- not terribly hard, as Sony's had the only cameras in that space until now. Enter the Leica SL, a powerful pro-oriented model with a few drawbacks.
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pcmag.com »

Leica has earned a reputation for being behind the times in the modern digital world. For years, its flagship M line lagged behind others in tech and features, and its more affordable D-Lux and V-Lux lines were simply Panasonic cameras with Leica logos. But after this year, anyone criticizing the company on this is doing so based on history alone. Following hot on the heels of the very modern Q compact, Leica is bringing its first autofocus full-frame mirrorless camera to market.
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blog.mingthein.com »

What would you get if you crossed a Q with a T and an S? Not an unpronounceable algorithm for a consulting firm or a new Cadillac, but the 2015 Leica SL Typ 601. The SL is probably closest to an S (S Light?) and really does blend the choice bits of the DNA from each these three cameras into something that takes the fight to the Japanese brands – albeit with a few caveats.
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