Leica SL: Robin Sinha gives us the lowdown while we wait for our test cam
I've been waiting a long time for my press demonstrator Leica SL. I'm on the list, I'm on the list, I'm on the list. I could borrow a lens, of course, but those press bodies are elusive. Fortunately, I can steal a march on my own review with these excellent mini-videos produced by the Leica Akademie's guru Robin Sinha.
Any of you who has purchased a new Leica in recent years has probably had a one-to-one session with Robin where he has taken you through your camera step by step. I can't think of another company that offers such a introductory session. But back to the SL, a camera that has clearly got off to a good start. It's a fascinating product and, as it turns out, most buyers are intending to use it with M or R lenses. I've heard rumours that SL bodies are outselling the only lens available, the rather bulky 24-90mm zoom, by a significant margin. Perhaps everyone is waiting for a nice neat fifty prime before sampling the autofocus capabilities of this camera.