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Dear all,

I maybe the latest GAS syndrom victim

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I am wondering how you set your SL when using manual lenses (M lenses in my case) ?

 

On the CL, I use the wheel to quickly zoom in, nail focus and shoot. I came to like that method.

But on the SL ? I found the default setting quite cumbersom (thought I've been playing around with the camera for 1/2 hour only...)

How do you set your SL  to be efficient and fast at focusing using the zoom-in possibility ? Is it possible to set a kind of automatic 10* zoom when you frame ?

 

thank you for your answers !

 

Didier

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I have only been using the SL for a few days. I don’t think you can set it to automatically zoom when you focus manually like the M240 which is a big pity. I have to press the bottom left button once to zoom in x5 and then again to zoom x 10. It’s a bit cumbersome. If anyone has a better solution I’m all ears.

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I have only been using the SL for a few days. I don’t think you can set it to automatically zoom when you focus manually like the M240 which is a big pity. I have to press the bottom left button once to zoom in x5 and then again to zoom x 10. It’s a bit cumbersome. If anyone has a better solution I’m all ears.

That is correct. as the SL has no rangefinder coupling, there is no practical way to incorporate a focus movement sensor.

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Something to keep in mind is that the instruction manual that ships with the SL is stuck on FW version 2.0 (check the "Notes" on p. 147 to see if that has changed), and I think the download version from the Leica Owners website is the same. Subsequent FW versions have added/changed several features, especially FW 3.0. Check this post and video at the Red Dot Forum site https://www.reddotforum.com/content/2017/05/leica-sl-firmware-3-0-released-major-updates/#comment-112687 for a thorough discussion of the changes made.

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