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... try new lenses. Assuming you got all Leica lenses already, there are also interesting Laowa, TTArtisan, and Sigma APS-C lenses.

When I get a new lens everyone always asks me if it's sharp. The smart ones ask me: "Is it fun?" This one is....

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Depends on what I want to do, right now I am liking 50ish lenses on the CL. My 1953 Summicron does very well on the CL, as does my 55 f1.4 7 Artisans,which has the advantage of focusing to 1 ft (approx 1/3m). The Summicron had lived on my M3, but itis "sharp" from f2 to f5.6 nice old Leica combination of sharpness and medium contrast. The 7 Artisans is more clinically sharp, higher contrast. This is where I am having fun right now, other times I could take out my11-23, 23 or 135 and have fun, it is just what I am feeling at the momment. Did buy a TTArtisan 35mm f1.4 L mount because it was $73, but it is a focal length is not enjpoyable for me and my pre asph 35 Summilux has much more character and is definitely better. Sometimes I think I have too many lenses, and with too many choices itis hard to focus 😁.

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I use my M10P with Leica glass, 50 Summicron (brass and silver chrome no 6 bit), 75 Summarit (v1), 90 Summicron (pre apo) and occasionally a 135mm Emarit (Goggled).  I will use the Visoflex on occasion but love the rangefinder.

I use TTA 35mm f1.4, TTA 50mm f0.95, 7A 75mm f1.25, TTA 90mm f1.25 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 DN HSM ART on my SL 601

Now the latest, I am waiting on a slightly used CL and 18-56.  

 

I love how I can use any lens on most any camer with the L mount adapter.  I look forward to a light travel everywhere rig along side my more specialised cameras.  I was considering the Sigma FPL for the longest time, but I am glad i found the CL combo

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No doubt, the CL is a wonderful platform for many lenses.  I really enjoy manual focus with my beauties.. 25 Zeiss ZM, 35 Voigtlander APO, and a Voigtlander 75 f 1.5 VM.  I had the original trio ..TL 11-35, 18-56,  and 55-135..  all really top shelf optics,  but I do prefer the manual focus M lenses  .. slows me down a bit, more seeing,  less rushing. ...  Keep in mind I do not shoot weddings, or anything that moves faster than a sleeping cat..LOL.  I do have the 18 TL which has autofocus for street photography,  but it always feels like cheating not to have to focus.  I should mention that I started photography in th e 1960's with 4x5 view cameras so a handheld camera is total freedom to me.. even with manual focus.

It's all good  with a CL.

 

Rick

 

CL..  50 APO f 2.0 VM

 

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This is from my SL and the behemoth TTArtisans 90mm f1.25.  It was a huge rig to carry around.  I love the IQ, but this was my dads wedding and it did slow me down.  I don’t mind the big kit for commercial gigs, but the smaller rig will be perfect for everyday day use

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I doubt I would eer get bored with the CL.

I love to mix n match lenses around but since Sigma have started smashing it out the park with the L line I have calmed down a lot and only use Sigma or M lenses with my CL

Most of the time it is Sigma on the CL and the M lenses stay with the M9/M9M

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On 1/13/2022 at 2:44 AM, RickP said:

No doubt, the CL is a wonderful platform for many lenses.  I really enjoy manual focus with my beauties.. 25 Zeiss ZM, 35 Voigtlander APO, and a Voigtlander 75 f 1.5 VM.  I had the original trio ..TL 11-35, 18-56,  and 55-135..  all really top shelf optics,  but I do prefer the manual focus M lenses  .. slows me down a bit, more seeing,  less rushing. ...  Keep in mind I do not shoot weddings, or anything that moves faster than a sleeping cat..LOL.  I do have the 18 TL which has autofocus for street photography,  but it always feels like cheating not to have to focus.  I should mention that I started photography in th e 1960's with 4x5 view cameras so a handheld camera is total freedom to me.. even with manual focus.

It's all good  with a CL.

 

Rick

 

CL..  50 APO f 2.0 VM

 

Spendid shot, all attractiv along a seasidde small harbour. Magnificent.

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