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Most of the shots I am posting are made with old, MF, Nikkor lenses, 28 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, and Angenieux with Nikon mount. I have been using these excellent lenses with much satisfaction on T and on CL.

 

Here is one with 50 mm, f/1.4

 

 

And, this is how 50 mm looks on CL, via Novoflex adapter.

 

Edited by Louis

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This image was taken with a  vintage Elmar 65mm for Visoflex. As there is an excellent EVF in the CL there is no need to use an actual Visoflex so I have replaced it with a 41mm spacer and mounted the Elmar 65mm on its companion OTZFO 16461 Universal Focusing Mount.

 

 

 

Here is the CL fiited with L-adapter-M, 41mm custom spacer,OTZFO and Elmar 65mm.

 

 

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It wouldn’t make a difference; you are always stuck with the register distance.

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Not sure if it is a vintage lens but my Elmar-C 90/4 from 1973 is a bargain and a keeper. Its sloping cam for Leica film CL is not a problem on M bodies let alone on the digital CL which makes no use of this cam. The Elmar-C 90/4 has not the same acutance as the Macro-Elmar 90/4 but it is sharp at all apertures throughout the field and has little distortion and CA. Only con is flare when strong light sources are just outside the frame but using a good hood plus a hand or a hat if needed fixes the issue. 

 
 
 

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Cl with 35mm Summilux PreA. Smallest 1.4 rig around

 

+1. The Summilux 35/1.4 pre-asph is a unique lens with its glow and softness at full aperture but it can be pretty sharp at f/2.8 and on and even at f/2 in the centre of the frame. It is a flare prone lens though so better choose a hood more efficient than the nice 12504 of the pic below. Classical 12585, 12585H or 12538 hoods work fine with the CL for those who don't need filters. Making some more shade with a hand or otherwise can be necessary when strong light sources are just outside the frame though. 

 
 

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Can any of the old Leica screw mount lenses be adapted to fit on the CL

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