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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leicaflex SL Info
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:22:49 +0200
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Good for you! I have an SL to supplement my R8, and in many ways this is the most
enjoyable camera I have. And I paid all of $400 for it, including a 50mm
Summicron. I am using the SL as backup to the R8, and also to teach my 10-year
son photography. It is perfect for the latter purpose, with its simplicity and

When you get it, make sure to shoot a roll of slow slide film (Velvia, Provia
100) under controlled conditions--meaning tripod etc. My procedure for testing
newly acquired stuff is to set up the camera on tripod and photograph a statue.
That way you have eliminated two sources of problems, camera shake and subject
movement. Run through all the speeds and apertures  and take good notes. Then
study the slides on a light table with a good loupe.


Evan J Dong wrote:

> After reading all the fantastic rave on the Leicaflex SL and also my own
> experience of using one, I decide to embark on the search for an SL.
> I located one and plan to take the plunge and buy into a Leicaflex SL
> system.  I am looking at a chrome SL body with 3 lenses.
> The lenses are :        1. 35mm F2.8    serial no# 220XXXX   Series 6 filters
>                 2. 50mmF2.0     serial no# 224XXXX   Series 6 filters
>                 3.90mmF2.8      serial no# 217XXXX   Series 7 filters
> There are no front lens cap nor filters for any of the lenses. Just 2
> rear lens cap and al three lenses have the detachable lens hood.
> I will have a 14 day inspection period to check the camera and the lenses
> out.  What should I be looking for in regards to possible problems and
> whom should I have inspect  and do any repairs if necessary, on the
> camera?
> I was told that there is a slight tinge of dirt in the viewfinder. I
> would assume that the glass prism would require either re silvering or re
> cementing of the glass.
> What would the equivalent step-up filter size for the Series 6 and Series
> 7 filters?
> I would like to take the time to personally thank everyone here on the
> LUG, for sharing their vast knowledge of the Leica system.
> Evan Dong

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Nathan Wajsman
Overijse, Belgium and Zurich, Switzerland
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