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Reader Comment: Leica SL2 and Leica SL Prime Lenses for a 2-Lens Kit

Eeraj Q writes:

Excellent coverage of the SL primes with compelling evidence. Even having owned a few of the SL primes for some time now, your observations brought forth new ideas and information. But then, this is expected from you!

Two questions:

1. What is your take on a SL 28 / SL 90 as a two lens kit for landscapes and call it a day?

2. What do you think of cropping on a high MP camera in general? Especially, if not printing and only viewing images on a high res monitor. With 47MP on SL2 or S1R on tap, cropping gives a lot of leeway so the SL 28 could be 35mm after crop if needed. 50MM perhaps a bit much, so assume a max crop of 28mm --> 35mm. Is this a viable strategy for field usage?

I think you know where I am coming from - your earlier post about a two lens with a max of three lens kit being most optimal for most use cases continues to make a lot of sense. Obviously, talking about primes here.

Finally, with SL lenses costing down payment for a decent car, it is well worth the price of subscription to your site.

For anyone on the fence, here is what no other reviewer has covered in this minute detail:
•  Issues with unstable focus marring IQ that you covered in your earlier S1R / SL prime series
• One of the most compelling examples I have seen on multi-shot mode not only increasing resolution but also decreasing noise. Eye opening. (S1R)
•  Hits and misses with the SL 90 / SL 50 Summilux for portraits on the S1R

DIGLLOYD: each to his own, but I’d go 28/75 instead of 28/90. But that’s a stretch in coverage, so 28/50 might make more sense all-around, less of a gap. The combination of 21/35 makes sense too, assuming a 21mm prime appears.

Dry Waterfall
f2.8 @ 1/100 sec electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2021-09-16 17:17:22
LEICA SL2 + Leica 28mm f/2 APO-Summicron-SL ASPH
ENV: Tenaya Canyon, altitude 7800 ft / 2377 m, 60°F / 15°C
RAW: LACA corrected, distortion corrected, pull 1.4 stops, +40 Shadows, +10 Whites, +20 Dehaze, +10 Clarity

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