Hands-on with Leica CL
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Hands-on with Leica CL

'What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.'

If you know your Bible (which I must admit I don't – I had to look this phrase up to get the exact wording) you'll know that this oft-quoted proverb comes from Ecclesiastes 1:9. In a year that saw the commercial release of new versions of the Summaron 28mm F5.6 and Thambar 90mm F2.2, it may appear that that Leica's product planners have been a bit stuck on this passage of late.

With the release of the CL, a casual observer with a decently long memory might assume that the company's retro obsession has struck again, but not so fast...