First look at Leica SL2-S Reporter edition as images leak online

Leica SL2-S reporter leak
(Image credit: Leica)

A few months ago we reported on the possibility of Leica bringing the reporter olive green colorway to the SL lineup now through Leica Rumors images have leaked online to showcase this new Leica SL2-S Reporter for the first time in its glorious kevlar grip and dark green military-style color. 

Two things that first strike us as different are the color and the surrounding grip. On most reporter editions or Safari, if you want to add that Leica colorway in the mix too, they have always seen the paint color wrap around the whole camera body giving a utilitarian look and feel to the reporter cameras However, due to the SL2 having a grip that engulfs the entire back of the camera too, this new Reporter sees the Kevlar armor follow suit, making this the most covered kevlar Leica in the whole of the Reporter collection.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.