Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/29

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Subject: [Leica] Used SL or SL2
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:01:57 -0600

I have a question for all the users who are familiar with the older Leica
reflex cameras. I was going to purchase a new R6.2 next week to supplement
my R8 and 3 lenses.

But, after doing a little research and reading a few posts I am now
interested in possibly purchasing an excellent condition SL or SL2. Several
people have told me that these cameras in their opinion were the last great
reflex cameras being fully mechanical that Leica produced. I was also told
that the quality was first rate.

Would anyone care to comment of this opinion and give me their two cents?
Also can you recommend one over the other and if so, what production year or
serial numbers should I look for. Last but not least, what should I expect
to pay for anything up to mint in a box. I don't mind paying top dollar if
it is justified by the condition.

Last, can I safely use my new R rom lenses with this camera, or would I need
an adapter of some sort. Would this camera damage my new lenses. I have a
28-70mm Vario Elmar, a 80-200mm Vario Elmar, and a 100mm APO macro with the
Elpro macro close up adapter.

I know this is asking a lot, but if you also could recommend a reliable
source for used equipment that would be appreciated. I am new to the used
market and wouldn't know where to start.

Thanks you any comments and have a good day.

Tom Henson
Houston, Texas

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