Lenses for the CL?

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SUPER-ELMAR
SUPER-ELMAR Forum Member • Posts: 56
Re: Lenses for the CL?

WSLam wrote:

Joon Lee wrote:

WSLam wrote:

23mm Summicron is fantastic. Compact, excellent IQ.

35mm Summilux has fantastic Bokeh and resolution, but it is bulkier, esp with the lens hood

18-56... slower but actually very decent and super light.

18mm... pancake. super compact, ok quality, but not much background separation..

my one lens vote would be 23/2

It's interesting because the little 23 gets poor reviews from many reviewers. I think it's because they are comparing it to a really stellar 35/1.4TL.

For me, I reach for the 23 much more than the 35.

I think the size and weight alone will make me lean towards the 23/2 over the 35/1.4 in 99% of the situation, not to mention, I am really a 35mm guy. 50 is a little tight for many situations.

The 23/2 is tiny but tends to have challenge with close focusing for me.  The Sigma 30/1.4 provides a full frame equivalent 45/2.1 view on the CL and costs a fraction.

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