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Subject: [Leica] Leica SL
From: photo.philippe.amard at (Philippe)
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:27:27 +0100
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Le 1 d?c. 2015 ? 04:48, Alan Magayne-Roshak <amr3 at> a ?crit :

> Just wondering...
> If the SL is a mirrorless camera, why does it have a hump like a DSLR?

My guess is that you need broad shoulders to carry it...

More seriously, you need room for the superlative VF/screen - also think of 
X-E2 v. X-T1.
They could have used that potential room for a small flash on one side and a 
coin holder on the other but the new SL as much as the X-T1 plays on the 
vintage look as reflexes are now a thing of the past, more than the 
brick-shaped M or many current PS's.

I may be wrong as usual.

Uninformed Philippe :-)

> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I've always liked Leica M's and other RF cameras because they were smaller,
> not needing a pentaprism.
> And I know this is the Leica list, but I can't help loving my X-E2 for
> digital as much as my M3 for film.
> [Am still using Leica lenses as well as other old glass - I never really
> took to auto-focus]
> -- 
> Alan
> Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
> (Retired)
> UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
> UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
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> for an inability to notice. " - Elliott Erwitt
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