The CL and Summilux 35mm f1.4 TL

Discussion in 'Leica T / TL / CL Forum' started by Burkey, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Burkey

    Burkey Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Dec 8, 2017
    My Summilux 35mm f1.4 TL arrived yesterday while we were in near blizzard conditions here in northern Vermont. "SAMO".
    Anyway, I've only been able to grab a couple of images with it on my CL so far. My wife and I will be traveling in a couple of weeks to get a break from the endless winter so many more images to follow.
    However, here's a couple from inside. The shot with the "angels" is a near copy of a picture I took a while ago with the Fuji X-E2 and XF35mm posted on the "Serious Compacts" forum. I intentionally shot directly into a large glass door and I was pleasantly surprised to see the bokeh had a lot more "character" than I expected. The second shot mimics one I took with the CL and a Jupiter 8 posted elsewhere here on "Leica Place". Both were at f1.4. 'Thought I'd share the near first images from the camera and lens combination.
    . . . David
    CL and Summilux 23mm f1.4 - Angels. CL and Summilux 23mm f1.4 - Dining Room.
     
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  2. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    Yes, nicely sharp, great color, separation, and bokeh!

    Jpegs or Dngs?
     
  3. Burkey

    Burkey Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Dec 8, 2017
    Hi Carl. Thanks. DNGs processed in LR "Classic". It's a bit of a beast in terms of size but handles very well on the CL.
    . . .David
     
  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 1, 2013
    You want "beast," try the SL lenses. Heh! Waiting for the SL wide zoom, but the 12-90 has a decent "wide-side" for now.

    I have the TL 18-56 and the 11-23, both are great, decent size. Surprised the 18-56 doesn't have image stabilization, but a great lens regardless. Have the original T and the SL to shoot them with now.

    The CL with the 18mm will fit nicely in this belt-loop pouch ... The D-LUX does nicely while I wait, just wish they'd make one from the latest 20MP 4/3 sensors!

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    Leica D-LUX
    by Carl B, on Flickr
     
  5. Burkey

    Burkey Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Dec 8, 2017
    Hi Carl,
    "Beast" can be relative I guess. :rolleyes: When I got the CL I was only shooting with Voigtlander and Zeiss M-mounts. Much smaller hardware. But no complaints though with the 35mm TL. A super nice lens.
    Hey, that D-Lux you have there is very fine indeed. An attractive package, nice image too.
    I've never been a big user of zooms for no particular reason. Always seem to end up with primes of one kind or another. Although I have to say that sometime down the road I'd like one, fast and with IS. I'm surprised that the 18 - 56 doesn't have IS too.
    . . . David
     
  6. luo yi

    luo yi Leica Place Regular

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    Jan 5, 2018
    Nice indeed. I might get back to the zoom T lens as well some day. ^_^. Did you try the in-camera BW? I converted the two pics of you into BW in neo-imaging, the tone is very attractive!
     
  7. Burkey

    Burkey Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Dec 8, 2017
    Luo- no I haven’t. I’d enjoy seeing how they came out. I’m not familiar with Neo-Imaging.
    ...David