It's getting cold here in Seattle, and I recently had a chance to shoot with the Leica SL. In an attempt to test out the performance of the camera, I headed down to downtown Seattle and became a tourist in my own city.
The SL is a hefty thing- milled from aluminum and built to a standard that no other mirrorless camera is built. It's a far cry from the plastic toy that is the Sony a7Rii. However, it's exactly this imposing build quality that makes it a bit...obnoxious on the street. It has not only one, but TWO Leica logos. The archetypal red dot, and 'Leica' spelled out in all-caps across the front. It's no wonder why some Leica photographers decide to disguise their cameras under black tape.
Nevertheless, the SL performed wonderfully in a busy street environment and blended in well with a little help:
The SL's sensor rendered colors beautifully and had no issues coping with low light as the sun went down early in the day.
All photos shot with Leica SL + Carl Zeiss 35mm 1.4 Distagon ZM