Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Advertisement (gone after registration)

have my new SL2/24-90 and cart it around in the billingham SL2 case (fabulous)   When I'm out with my MP/M lens..I just use an artisan and artist half case to protect the camera... is there a DECENT quality half-case available for the SL2 (other than the cheapo ebay china specials) for when I travel light with just the SL2 and Summilux-M ????   cannot seem to find much out there.

thanks folks

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

They are out at the moment, but Leica Store Miami carries some very nice half cases for the SL2:

https://leicastoremiami.com/collections/bags-and-cases-half-cases/products/arte-di-mano-half-case-for-leica-sl2-with-battery-access-door-open-style-black-with-black-stitching?variant=33590175400067

Or you can order directly from the Arte Di Mano website.

Edited by Herr Barnack
Link to post
Share on other sites

nice but what a price !!  the soft as butter lambs-leather Artisan and artist leather half case for my MP was only £100  !   I have no doubt about arte di Mano quality but at that price, I'll just leave my RRS baseplate on for protection...thanks anyway...I guess a&A might get round to doing one , or even LIM like I had for my Q2 which was excellent 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Individual choice, of course, but personally I see no need for a case on my SL2.  Body has excellent grip, is fully weather sealed (not the M lens), looks very nice and has well thought out battery and SD card removal. Why complicate matters, adding weight, size and a non-sealed wrapper?

Jeff

Link to post
Share on other sites

I see your point , my MP is black paint but I suppose the black chrome of the SL2 is much more durable .    Food for thought,  😊 thanks Jeff

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Advertisement (gone after registration)

No right or wrong; just my preferences.  But I also have never used a case for any of my M bodies, going back to the 80’s, regardless of their many different finishes.  All held up well with normal use. Besides, I’d rather enjoying looking at and experiencing a nice M body, including black paint, rather than hiding it in a case. Reminds me of those who put a ‘car bra’ on the front of a beautifully painted sports car; seems the only beneficiary is the person who might later buy it used in mint condition. Others take a different approach.  It’s all good.
 

Meanwhile, the SL2 is built like a tank and I use it as a versatile tool in varying conditions. (Initially, though, some did post pics showing some paint scuffs relatively soon after purchase… but I haven’t seen similar reports recently. Might have been an early production issue.)

Jeff
 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, johntobias said:

I see your point , my MP is black paint but I suppose the black chrome of the SL2 is much more durable .    Food for thought,  😊 thanks Jeff

 

The first scuff always is heart clenching, but then it becomes a nice patina. I like the look of this one
 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...