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I love my Leicaflex SL

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Hi all, I did a search and it doesn’t look like we have a thread for this beautiful camera.

I recently acquired this example from Meister camera and am looking forward to putting a film through it.

The mechanical precision of the camera is amazing.  Easily on par with my M3.  The meter seems to be accurate based on comparing the readings I get from my Nikon F3.  The weight with lens and leather half case is about 1300 grams compared to about 950 for my M3 with leather half case, Voigtlander meter and Zeiss 50mm f2 planar.  The original leather half case is actually quite heavy at about 200g, but I like to use these to keep my cameras in mint condition.

 

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Yep that's a beautiful camera! I have one also bought from Meister . What a work of art and such a case.

Warning: buying ' flexes is addictive, and the SL2 is an arm and a leg job!

 

 

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Indeed, nice user camera, precise spot meter, lovely and pleasant to use, if a bit on the heavy side.

I always own (and use sometimes) one Leicaflex SL black paint ( worn  from use ) beside my other R and M

 

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Another beauty!

Funny a black SL are fairly rare and thus more expensive compared to chrome. OTOH chrome SL2 are more expensive than black SL2 s. It's all a game

It's the old story : rarity costs money but doesn't necessary trump functionality . Give me a camera that feels good and works 

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Some rare nice weather last weekend, so a roll of TriX went through.  The shooting experience of the camera is as good as it gets.  The extra heft makes it feel rock solid in terms of minimising camera shake, and the meter is really nice.  I like how I can move the selective zone around the scene and quickly see the meter needle respond.  Fingers crossed for some nice pics!

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