The last R lens is gone, at least for now. The 350mm Telyt’s focusing knurl just had too much drag for me when the lens was tilted either up or down. No sentiment, not much loss…as good as it was with color and static subject matter, it was among the worst I’ve used for bird feathers.
The addition of a long-sought 23mm Summicron-TL was a sort of doubling down on continued use of the CL. Recent weeks had me considering dumping one copy, and even “what if”-ing the notion of ditching that system. One outing and a look at the images was all it took for me to backpedal, and having a spectacular “35” in the arsenal cinches it.
APS-C as a possible system for lightweight travel took a step forward with the re-acquisition of a Sigma 100-400mm lens. Time permitted only a brief stroll after updating to current firmware, but the improvement was just short of day and night. It appears that AF-S is a better option with this lens unless AF-C is absolutely needed for fast-moving subjects, which the CL probably can’t keep up with anyway. Optics at first glance look mediocre after using really good glass for a while, but it’ll take another outing or two to pass judgement.
Finally I know what prompted the CL getting hot between LCD and flash shoe with my previous copies. And now with my current ones.
Yep, it’s the Sigma lens . . .