A NEW PER­SPEC­TIVE

THE Le­ICa SL SYS­Tem MARKS THE BE­GIN­NING OF A NEW ERA OF PRO­FES­SIONAL PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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OP­TI­CAL OP­TIONS

The SL sys­tem has three lenses avail­able so far: a Le­ica Vario-El­marit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 will be launched with the cam­era. A Le­ica APO-Vario-El­marit-SL 90–280mm f/2.8–4 will ar­rive in early 2016, and a Le­ica Sum­milux-SL 50 mm f/ 1.4 will hit the mar­ket in late 2016. But what makes the SL-sys­tem spe­cial is that it’s com­pat­i­ble with al­most all Le­ica lenses ever made. Un­til more SL-spe­cific lenses are re­leased, users can mount other Le­ica lenses on the SL with an adapter.

BACK VIEW

On the back of the Le­ica SL is the first elec­tronic view finder that fea­tures new tech­nol­ogy called Le­ica Ey­eRes. The EVF of­fers an en­tirely new vis­ual ex­pe­ri­ence, which shows a pre­view of the fi­nal im­age be­fore the shut­ter release is pressed. Plus, on the back is a 2.95” touch­screen LCD that dis­plays a 170-de­gree view­ing an­gle.

SU­PER SPEED

The Le­ica SL makes it pos­si­ble to cap­ture im­ages at speeds and res­o­lu­tions never seen be­fore. It boasts what Le­ica is call­ing “the fastest aut­o­fo­cus on any cam­era”, 2GB buf­fer mem­ory, and Mae­stro II se­ries pro­ces­sor can churn out 11 frames per sec­ond at the full 24-megapixel res­o­lu­tion.

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top-qual­ity photo and video has pres­sured cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers to step up their game. With the release of the Le­ica SL, the Ger­man man­u­fac­turer is making a strong case in con­vinc­ing hard­core en­thu­si­asts and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers that the need for a real cam­era is alive and well.

Bet­ter known for its compact rangefind­ers, Le­ica has al­ways been in the front­line of pho­to­jour­nal­ism and iconic pho­tog­ra­phy. With the Le­ica SL, the leg­endary cam­era maker is pre­serv­ing its her­itage of cap­tur­ing the true, iconic soul of pho­tog­ra­phy, but with new, in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy to boot.

De­signed specif­i­cally for pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers, the Le­ica SL mir­ror­less sys­tem has su­pe­rior fea­tures that guar­an­tee ex­cep­tional imag­ing per­for­mance:

CIN­E­MATIC CAP­TURE

Video on the SL ful­fills even the most strin­gent de­mands of film­mak­ers. It en­ables the pro­duc­tion of pro­fes­sional videos in 4K res­o­lu­tion at 24 frames per sec­ond, or in UHD at 30fps.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BUFF

Le­ica has al­ways hand-crafted its cam­eras to be re­silient and ro­bust. The SL is just as rugged. Its alu­minum body makes the cam­era an ideal tool for rough, ev­ery­day con­di­tions faced by pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers. The Le­ica SL is an­other ex­am­ple of Le­ica’s fine art of engi­neer­ing.

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