Earlier this year I posted about what I learned regarding the future of Leica’s APS-C line. Shortly thereafter, I ditched my CL, a much-loved camera that sadly wasn’t quite robust enough for the critter-chasing for which I mostly wanted to use it.
Even with the state-of-the-art R6 and several of its very capable lenses, there are times I still long for Leica’s IQ with the 180mm APO and 2X. History bears me out when I look through my archives, as many of my best shots were taken with that combo on various APS-C cameras.
So, in spite of the authority with which my friend from the Holy Land of Wetzlar delivered his pronouncement many months ago, I still have hope that sometime, somewhere, there will be a CL3. Given Leica’s penchant for re-using names, it wouldn’t surprise me to see the CL3 moniker one day attached to a compact full-frame ILC.
And if it happens, the 180mm APO is still here waiting . . .