I shot most of my first roll with the Leica CL this afternoon. Me and Alex were driving back from a meeting along the road from a town near by called Pershore. There is a barn on the side of the road that I’ve spotted as possible subject matter more times than I can count, but have never been in a position to stop. Today I decided it was about time I made the time, and with the Leica CL and 50mm Summicron, loaded with a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400, I shot a good few shots.
Initial thoughts on the Leica CL are a little mixed. I love the size, but I’m not sure about the position of the shutter button. I find the view through the finder bright, but I’m not sure the layout of the view though the finder isn’t a bit confusing… And am yet to get on with what amounts to an upside-down light meter! Why would the needle move up for underexposure and down for overexposure, it’s just confusing! These contradicting feelings toward it are generally partnered with an overall like of the camera though, I just hope I can get to grips with it a bit better!
As for the photos, nothing mind blowing I’m afraid, but I’m reasonably happy with them. The sun was high and the air quite clear by the time we were shooting, which was a shame as earlier in the day their was a haze that I feel would have added a little something to the atmosphere and feel of the shots. Anyway, here are the shots …
My Leica CL album on flickr can be found here
Cheers for reading
You can find my eventual review of the Leica CL here