Out again this morning with the SL 90-280mm lens, after a total monsoon washout yesterday. With less threatening skies this morning, first task was to see how the CL handles with the lens, shooting known targets during a morning walk.
In terms of actual images, the main difference is a slightly narrower angle of view (a tiny bit more reach) on the CL. For my own reference in figuring crop factor, I use as my 1.0 factor a 24mp 36X24mm sensor with 6000X4000 pixel dimensions, which makes the CL 1.525X, compared to roughly 1.365X for the SL2. In real-world shooting, it makes very little difference.
One of those little differences, though, is that, all else equal, the subject is larger relative to sensor size (and EVF) on the CL, which sometimes helps with focus acquisition. Another is about a pound less weight, but handling is an individual matter. By afternoon, with dark clouds looming, I had switched back to the SL2.
Good thing, too, as intermittent drizzle turned into a steady rain. The 90-280mm has yet to see a dry outing–or even so much as a single ray of sunshine–but seems to shed water like a duck. No ducks seen today, though, just a few Eurasian Sparrows, one of whom graciously consented to sit for a shot…