should I get a Leica CL?
OK so in 35mm I have/use an M2, M3, 35mm Summaron, and 50mm Summicron. (I actually have more cameras...but I am probably selling them but that is besides the point).
My most recent 35mm camera is a Rollei 35 (Tessar) and I absolutely love it. When the light is good, I'd much rather use that thing because it is so portable and liberating (guess focus and guess exposure...well I guess exposure). I've used it indoors but the results are a hit/miss at close distances.
I thought of maybe adding a Rollei 35s + external rangefinder but the Leica CL + Cron seems like a more logical choice. (I'm not interested in folders or Leica IIIc's...I want the best viewfinder I can get). What I like about the CL compared to M's is that it is way cheaper, and it is lighter and smaller (I'm not sure if it feels THAT much lighter/smaller in use).
Overall, what are your thoughts with the CL and perhaps with respect to the M? Part of me feels that it doesn't shave enough bulk to make it a worthwhile purchase, but I am unsure. How do you use it compared to your M's (if you have both)?
And just to clarify, I'm not interested in using any other lenses outside of the 40mm f2 rokkor/cron.
Last edited by msbarnes; 04-18-2013 at 05:35 PM. Click to view previous post history.