One thing leads . . .

. . . to another. And it seems as though that’s always how I get into trouble . . .

The irresistibly low prices on the two TL lenses may turn out to be much costlier in the long run. See, the images I’ve been getting from them are so good that I’m starting to look at SL glass again. No, not the heavyweight stuff that helped to drive me away from the mount before, but rather the reasonably-sized primes.

Ok, so I did take another look at the 50mm Summilux-SL. But, really, who wants to carry a 50mm lens that, with hood and filter, closes in on 1.3kg? It’s the 75mm Summicron-SL that really got my attention, especially since it’s one I never tried. And I do like that focal length.

Problem is, the only justification for it would be to sacrifice an M lens in the process, leaving less purpose for the M10, which is already idle most of the time.

So . . . the question is: am I on my way to being an L-mount shooter again, with the risks incurred by delving too far into the product line? Or can I stop at just one SL lens?

A compounding factor is that when I was chasing birds, autofocus was often a necessary evil of sorts. But while shooting short primes in the past couple of days, it’s been a valuable feature that hasn’t let me down.

So just as I’m supposedly preparing a resolution to cease and desist with G.A.S. in the new year, I’m equally diligent in plotting its continuation. Whoever said older means wiser didn’t have me in mind . . .

SL2/23mm Summicron-TL