LEICA SL2-S WITH SUMMICRON-SL 35MM F/2 ASPH LENS KIT SUMMARY
Combing a classic slightly wide standard prime, which is well suited to capturing a diverse range of subjects, the Leica SL2-S with Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens Kit offers impeccable performance to hybrid creators.
The powerful Leica SL camera body includes a specially designed 24 megapixel backside illuminated sensor, which is paired with the Maestro III processor for exceptional shooting speeds. The included Leica Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens makes the most of these capabilities, with fast, near silent autofocus, harnessing Leica’s Object Detection Autofocus system with face and body subject recognition. The result is a kit, which is ideal for both stills and video recording, with desirable image quality, even in low light situations.
Build quality on both body and lens are also outstanding, with signature Leica black anodised metal finish, competent weather resistance and extremely durable Made in Germany quality. Whichever subjects you enjoy capturing, this formidable pair is able to deliver with accuracy and speed, perfect for anything from environmental portraits and street photography to travel and videography.
KEY LEICA SL2-S CAMERA FEATURES
- 24MP CMOS-BSI full-frame sensor
- L-Mount lens compatibility
- 25fps burst in electronic shutter, 9fps mechanical shutter
- Excellent low light performance with ISO 100,000
- 96 megapixel multishot mode
- Internal video 4K/30p 10bit 4:2:2 / C4k at 30p 10bit 4:2:2
- 4K at 60p 10bit 4:2:2 / C4k at 60p 10bit 4:2:2 via external video recorder with full size HDMI
- No time limit recording
- Milled aluminium top cover and bottom plate, made In Germany
- Rugged IP54 protection
- In-body image stabilisation
- Sensor compatible with Leica M-Lenses
KEY LEICA SUMMICRON-SL 35 F/2 LENS FEATURES
- Bright aperture slightly wide standard 35mm lens
- Finished in black anodised metal
- Magnesium and aluminium full-metal housing
- Three double sided aspherical lens elements
- Compact and lightweight at just 400g
- Hydrophobe Aqua-Dura® coating on external elements
- Close 0.24m minimum focus distance
- Dust and splash resistant
- E67 filter thread
LEICA SL2-S WITH SUMMICRON-SL 35MM F/2 ASPH LENS KIT IN MORE DETAIL
LEICA SUMMICRON-SL 35MM F/2 ASPH LENS
The recently developed slightly wide standard prime is compact and lightweight, with a classic 35mm focal width, which is ideal as an all-day choice for both stills and video recording. It delivers exceptional image performance thanks to Leica’s optical layout, which includes three aspherical elements, as well as quick, quiet focusing. A lightweight design complements the body, made from high quality magnesium and aluminium full-metal black anodised housing with water and dust resistance. You befit from minimal maintenance thanks to Leica’s Hydrophobe Aqua-Dura® coating on the external elements.
LEICA SL2-S CAMERA
The 24 megapixel full-frame sensor has been designed exclusively for the SL2-S, which is combined with the high-speed Maestro III processor for outstanding low-light performance and exceptional shooting speeds.
With a 24MP sensor, the SL2-S has particularly good light-capturing capabilities, and the combination of ISO values up to 100,000 and multi-axis in-body stabilisation that ensures every shot is perfectly exposed and pin-sharp, even in the most demanding lighting conditions.
The camera’s unparalleled dynamic range further ensures that your shots record maximum detail in both highlights and shadows within the same image.
With continuous shooting speeds of up to 25 DNG images per second, as well as almost infinite image series in JPG format, limited only by the memory cards used in both UHS-II-compatible SD card slots, the SL2-S is well equipped for high-energy action sequences.
POWERFUL VIDEO CAPABILITIES
Besides the extraordinary performance in shooting photos at super-high speeds, the SL2-S can perform exceptionally demanding video production tasks, making it a great and compact alternative choice to more cumbersome, professional film cameras.
The SL2-S features two integrated viewing LUTs (Look Up Tables), which ensures the best live footage quality and less time spent in postproduction. A new firmware update* will allow the upload of individually customised LUTs, further reducing the time spent on postproduction work such as colour grading and making it easier to establish your own unique look.
Unlike any of its predecessors, the SL2-S allows for unlimited video recording. Without restrictions to the length of video (other than your medium of storage), a new world of creative possibilities lies ahead of you.
A further feature for content creators is the camera’s ability to shoot in HEVC*. This lossless video compression dramatically reduces the bandwidth requirement for live streaming. This makes the SL2-S a perfect addition to your live-streaming setup.
The SL2-S features a separate user interface for both photo and video. When set to photo, only settings relevant to photography can be accessed, and when set to video, video settings take centre stage. Entering ‘Cine’ mode changes the exposure terminology for those more accustomed to the cinematography world (T-Stops instead of F-Stops, Shutter Angles instead of Shutter Speeds and ASA instead of ISO). This ingenious separation allows you to pre-configure the camera to each mode and ensure it’s ready for instant use when inspiration strikes.
ADVANCED AUTOFOCUS CAPABILITIES
225 autofocus metering fields and state-of-the-art face and body detection mean that a razor-sharp image of moving subjects has never been easier. Additionally to the classic AFc and AFs, the SL2-S’s iAF mode can be deployed to independently decide which AF mode best matches your needs.
There are now four fully customisable autofocus profiles. The Wildlife profile, for instance, caters to unpredictable movements and will automatically lower the autofocus’ depth-sensitivity responsiveness to account for subjects becoming obscured by their natural habitat.
DURABLE BUILD QUALITY
Just like the rest of the SL range, the SL2-S is made for longevity. The top and bottom plate are made of milled aluminium plates, the rest of the body is created out of die-cast magnesium. Durability is at the heart of the design, and the camera is sealed with an official IP54 rating, making it safe to use under extreme weather conditions as well as temperatures from -10 to +40 degrees Celsius.
When combined with the weather-sealed SL lenses, the system is fully prepared for adverse weather conditions, rendering bulky exterior weatherproofing solutions a thing of the past.
EXTENSIVE LENS COMPATIBILITY
The SL lens catalogue currently features eight individual lenses, with focal lengths ranging from 16mm to 280mm, with more in development. With the SL2-S’s native L-Mount, its range of compatible lenses is further expanded by 6 lenses in the Leica TL lens catalogue and a wide array of lenses as part of the L-Mount alliance.
Through specialised lens adapters, the SL2 can also mount over 70 Leica M lenses, 16 Leica S lenses, 51 Leica R lenses and the full range of Leica Cine lenses..
LEICA FOTOS APP PLUS FIRMWARE UPDATES
The SL2-S is fully compatible with the Leica FOTOS App for iOS and Android, allowing you to control the SL2-S directly from your smartphone or using your device as a portable live screen.
With regular updates to the App as well as the camera’s native firmware, technological advances to your SL2-S are guaranteed on a regular basis and backed by a team of support technicians.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
- Leica SL2-S full-frame mirrorless L mount camera
- Carrying strap
- Bayonet cover
- Charger & Cables (EU, US)
- Quick start guide
- Leica Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens
- Lens hood
- Lens caps
- Lens bag