In my never ending search for the right camera outfit, one thing that always stood out is the wide variety of lenses one can get in Leica M mount that you won't find in Nikon S. Or if you do, they are quite expensive. Voigtlander (Cosina) came out with a range of wide and super wide lenses that would solve the problem I have of finding scenes that I just can't back up far enough to get all in the frame using a 35mm lens.
And wouldn't you know it, a Leica CL outfit with the Summicron-C 2/40 and Elmar-C 4/90 came available at a price I could live with. So to make this a super outfit, I filled it in with three lenses from Voigtlander: Ultron 2/28, Color Skopar 4/21, and the Super Wide-Heliar 4.5/15, along with the 15-35mm Zoom Finder.
You might remember this scene I took with a 35mm lens where I had to stitch five frames together to make a proper panorama.Railroad Artifacts
by P F McFarland
, on Flickr
Not anymore. Just one take with the Super Wide-Heliar, a little horizon fix in post process, and I've got the shot I wanted.
There are a few more photos from the test on Flickr at https://flic.kr/s/aHskzKzRTv
with more to come later.