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I'm thinking of buying an Leicaflex SL, primarily because it allows me to use the inexpensive 2-cam lenses. It's my understanding that these lenses are optically comparable to the 3-cam lenses - the only difference being mechanical. Thus I thought this would be the cheapest way to get to use leitz lenses. I'm looking for technical information on the Leicaflex SL. What is its meter system? I read somewhere that it has an "8 degree" selective or sport meter. Is this 8 degree constant no matter which lens is used? Is there average metering as well? How reliable is this camera mechanically? Is there aperture-preview and mirror lock? Also, what is the difference between 1-cam and 2-cam lenses? Which ones can the SL use and in what way? Can 1 or 2-cam lenses be used on the R-series cameras? Please send replys to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much.