Leica’s finally decided to give the people what they want. After years of sticking to the all-black finish, they’ve decided to shake things up with a silver finish for their SL2 ($7000). It’s got all the same bells and whistles as the black model – a full-frame 47MP CMOS sensor, an ISO range of up to 50,000, and even IP54-rated dust and water resistance. They’ve taken the old school cool of a classic camera and packed it with all the tech we can’t live without.
You can get the silver SL2 in a body-only option, a Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 kit, or a Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 kit with the M Adapter L. All black has been around since 2015, so not sure why it took eight years to add some silver on it.
Everyone loves it. Some folks are even saying it reminds them of the Leicaflex SL. But Leica’s got a rumored SL3 in the works coming May 2024. So do you drop $7k now or wait another year for an ever better camera…with possibly no silver colorway.