First outing at the Brooklands American Day with the compact Sigma f/2.8 45mm and the Panasonic S1
The influx of new lenses for the L-Mount turns Leica's system into one of the most attractive full-frame systems on the market. With a wide range of lenses, at various prince points, and two camera manufacturers to date, the system is now has a bright future.
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First look at the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 by Jonathan Slack
Another exciting prime comes to the L-mount Alliance family in the shape of Leica's 50mm APO-Summicron-SL.
Sigma's relatively inexpensive 45mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens is a fine addition to any Leica SL or Panasonic S1/R camera. It comes closer to Leica quality than the modest price tag would suggest.
Thinking of buying the £10,250 Leica 75mm Noctilux. Just for a moment, perhaps? But what about £450 for this 7Artisans look-similar. Is it worth a punt?
How does the new Panasonic S1 compare with Leica's four-year-old SL? Do all L-munt lenses perform well with the S1? What problems arise when using M-mount lenses on the Panasonic? Jono goes forth with the S1 and a staggering array of lenses.
In the nine months since the surprise announcement of the L-Mount Alliance we have seen big steps in the provision of both cameras and lenses to the new standard. Buyers are now almost spoiled for choice.
Third of today's new Sigma lenses for the L-Mount is a very light (215g) 45mm f/2.8 which promises to be a popular every-day optic for Leica and Panasonic owners. It perfectly complements the new Sigma fp camera