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Subject: [Leica] Question on relative VF brightness.... Canon/Nikon/R8/SL to Visoflex
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 00:13:27 -0500 (CDT)


The S2 view finder is indeed nice, and please notice I said they are close 
to each other.  The S2 VF size and larger eyepiece do give it a big 
advantage over just about anything else, but for manual focus, I think is 
still a tad bit better on the R8 screen, and I have not seen anything better 
for focussing than the SL screen.  Either way I would get a S2 in a fast 
second, if SWMBO was not standing next to me with that gun stuck in my face. 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Hopkinson" <hopsternew at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:20:30 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] Question on relative VF brightness.... 
Canon/Nikon/R8/SL to Visoflex

I've never looked through the SL, the R9 is certainly impressive, just
leaping into focus as you touch the focus ring but you must have been
looking through a different S2;-) I remember thinking that its screen was
huge! and bright. You must have had sunglasses on, Gene ;-) Oh wait I seem
to recall that I had beer goggles on or a serious case of technolust at
Someone send me one of all of them and I shall do a proper comparison.


*Izzy for Prime Minister!*

On 26 August 2011 04:38, <grduprey at> wrote:

> I agree, the SL/SL2 comes First, then R8/9, then the S2, which may rival
> the R8/9 level if not a bit better.  All which makes me wonder why I am
> contemplating buying a Nikon FF DSLR as a backup for my R8DMR.
> Gene

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