More random babble . . .

The weight of the SL2-S has been no issue when I’ve carried it harnessed. Even with a fairly big lens like the Sigma 150-600mm, it’s been okay on long walks. But when I carry it cross-body using a very comfortable Eddycam elk strap, I end up with a crick in my neck.

The 50mm f/1 Noctilux is a fantastic lens for someone who has specific uses for it. I don’t. I like a longer FL and shorter MFD for isolating subject matter. I’ve used it maybe six times in the time I’ve had it.My gripes with the Nikon 300mm PF and Leica 250mm Telyt-R II have been amply aired here. No need to rehash.

Today, all but the SL2-S were trundled off, and I returned with an M10, Visoflex 020, and a Voigtlander 50mm f/1.5 Nokton II (MFD in M-mount: 0.7m, and less than half the weight of the Nocti), and some change in my pocket.

The fate of the SL2-S is yet to be determined, but the market is way too low locally on that item to ditch it at the moment. Had I bought a used copy, no problem; but, like a zealot, I got a new one.

I’d never really let go of the M10 idea and had kept the extra batteries and correction lens II . . . you know, just in case **cough, cough**

Not liking the look of Cosina glass had for years kept me away from Voigtlander. Today, with that, a Mandler 35mm ‘cron, and a 75mm APO-Summicron in the bag, the Mandler lens was the odd man out color-wise. Looking good, Voigtlander!

Now daydreams of that full-frame Foveon sensor in a traditional Lmount body with mechanical shutter . . .

M10/50mm f/1.5 Nokton II
M10/50mm f/1.5 Nokton II