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The first Leica CL premiered in the 1970s. A 35mm rangefinder, both smaller and less costly than its modern, the M5. The present-day CL ($2,795, body only) is an electronic camera with an APS-C picture sensor, autofocus, and an impression LCD. But like its namesake, it is rather small and priced significantly less than an M10 ($6,595). It’s still a Leica, an extravagance item with regards to cameras, therefore don’t expect it to accomplish more than less expensive options, just like the Fujifilm X-T2, our Editors’ Choice in the high-end APS-C mirrorless camera space, although Fuji’s X-Pro2 is a far more appealing substitute for Leica aficionados.

The CL isn’t as significantly futuristic-searching as its sibling, the TL2. It rather applies to a classic silhouette like the antique Leica III series, featuring an all-black finish off, a leatherette wrap, and standard physical controls. For comparison, the TL2 can be carved from a good block of lightweight aluminum and has a huge contact LCD with only a pair of dials to regulate settings. Neither strategy is necessarily more advanced than the other, simply different. Leica says the TL2 is for those who wish a camera that’s as very much a masterpiece of design as the pictures it produces, and who are more comfortable with an interface that’s largely touch-based.

Best Lenses for Leica CL mirrorless camera

Full List of Recommended Leica CL Lenses

Best Panasonic Lenses for Leica CL

1. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 L-Mount...
  • Professional build quality - features stunningly high resolution and high contrast at each focal length point with F/2.8...
  • Video support – excels in video recording performance with a mechanism to suppress focus breathing
  • Depth expression and beautiful bokeh – full-range, 11-blade aperture provides smooth defocus gradation from the focus...
  • Rugged design – dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high...

2. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 16-35mm F4 Wide Zoom Lens,...
  • Lumix S Pro camera lens – 16-35mm wide angle zoom l-mount lens for Lumix S Series full-frame digital Mirrorless...
  • Video support – excels in video recording performance with a mechanism to suppress focus breathing and micro-step...
  • Lens elements – 12 elements in 9 groups, the use of 3 aspherical lenses, An ED (extra-low dispersion) lens and a UHR...
  • Rugged lens design – dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands use under harsh conditions for high mobility

3. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 Telephoto...
  • Lumix S Pro camera lens – 70-200mm telephoto zoom F2. 8 l-mount lens for Lumix S Series full-frame digital Mirrorless...
  • O. I. S. Stabilization – complies with Lumix camera body I. S. ; 5-axis Dual I. S. 2 makes it possible to use 7-stops...
  • Lens elements – 22 lenses in 17 groups; 2 UED (ultra-low Dispersion) and 3 ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses...
  • Lens focusing – a double focus system combines a linear motor and stepping motor to achieve sensor Drive At a maximum...

4. Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S. Lens

Panasonic LUMIX S 24-105mm F4 Lens, Full-Frame L...
  • Lumia S camera lens – 24-105mm standard focal macro zoom F4 l-mount for Lumia S Series full-frame l-mount digital...
  • O. I. S. Stabilization – complies with Lumia camera body I. S. ; 5-axis Dual I. S. 2 [1] makes it possible to use...
  • Lens elements – 16 lenses in 13 groups; 2 aspherical lenses and 2 ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses effectively...
  • Macro Lens – 0. 5x macro shooting with a minimum focusing distance of 0. 3M so you can photograph small subjects at...

5. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 Lens

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 50mm F1.4 Lens, Full-Frame L...
  • Lumix S Pro camera lens - 50mm fixed focal F1. 4 l-mount lens, Leica Certified for Lumia S Series full-frame L mount...
  • Lens elements – 13 lenses in 11 groups; 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses effectively...
  • Lens focusing – a double focus system combines a linear motor and stepping motor to achieve sensor Drive At a maximum...
  • Lens filter size – 77mm diameter filter with an 11-blade circular aperture diaphragm

6. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S. Lens

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F4 Telephoto Lens,...
  • LUMIX S PRO CAMERA LENS – 70-200mm telephoto zoom F4 L-mount lens, LEICA certified for LUMIX S Series Full-Frame...
  • O.I.S. STABILIZATION – Complies with LUMIX camera Body I.S.; 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 [1] makes it possible to use 6-stop...
  • LENS ELEMENTS – 23 lenses in 17 groups; an aspherical lens and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppress...
  • LENS FOCUSING – A double focus system combines a linear motor and stepping motor to achieve sensor drive at a maximum...

7. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 L-Mount...
  • Professional build quality - features stunningly high resolution and high contrast at each focal length point with F/2.8...
  • Video support – excels in video recording performance with a mechanism to suppress focus breathing
  • Depth expression and beautiful bokeh – full-range, 11-blade aperture provides smooth defocus gradation from the focus...
  • Rugged design – dust/splash*/freeze-resistant design withstands heavy field use under harsh conditions for high...

Best Sigma Lenses for Leica CL

8. Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Leica L
  • The Sigma 14-24mm F2 8 DG HSM Art is the ideal ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the most demanding photographers
  • Sigma 14-24mm features updated Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) provides fast and accurate autofocu
  • Outdoor shooters will appreciate the dust- and splash-proof construction with special sealing at the mount Connection...
  • With the growing popularity in multi-camera VR Videography a new front conversion service is available to convert to a...

9. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Zoom Full Frame...
  • Sigma USA Authorized Dealer, 4-Year USA Warranty
  • Lens hood with a lock and Dust- and splash-proof structure
  • Compatible with the Lens Aberration Correction and Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Evaluation with Sigma’s own MTF measuring system: A1 with 11-blade rounded diaphragm

10. Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma 45mm F2.8 Contemporary DG DN Lens for...
  • With Mirrorless cameras emerging at an accelerated Pace, expectations towards lenses suited for high-performance...

11. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

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35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM L-Mount
  • F1.4 wide-angle lens with the highest levels of sharpness and creative blurring
  • . Features FLD optical glass lenses and SLD optical glass lenses that optimize the operation of the lens
  • Floating internal focus system compensates for astigmatic and spherical aberration

12. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for L Mount...
  • Ideal for studio shooting, it offers maximum expressiveness even in architecture, starry sky and many other photographs.
  • The lens offers high focus resolution and smooth creative blurring
  • Super Multi Layer coating reduces flare and ghost images and ensures well-etched images even when backlit

13. Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG Art HSM Lens for Leica...
  • As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve truly notable optical...
  • Short-telephoto prime, this 105mm f/1.4 lens is designed for full-frame Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras, however can...
  • Impressively bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater...
  • Three F Low Dispersion (FLD) and two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements are featured in the optical design, and help...

14. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L-Mount...
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens - LCR III Front Lens Cap - LCRII Rear Lens Cap - Lens Hood (LH830-03) - Case - Sigma 1...
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. Smoother AF is achieved when the this AF...
  • Nine-blade, rounded diaphragm: creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focusareas of the image
  • Brass bayonet mount: of highly precise and durable construction to enhance mount's strength and long-term wear...

15. Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens

35mm F1.2 Art Dgdn
  • First wide-angle AF lens with F1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame L-mount system

16. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG HSM Lens (for...
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Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art DG HSM Lens (for...
  • 14mm Ultra-Wide Angle of View and f/1.8 brightness Deliver a New Dimension of Visual Experience: By leveraging its...
  • Seventh 35mm Full-Frame Prime Lens to Join the Art Line: Launched in 2012, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art was the first...
  • Featuring a Large-Diameter Aspherical Lens Element: The Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art was the first Sigma lens to feature...
  • Minimized Chromatic Aberrations: Three FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements and four SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass...

17. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L Mount...
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens - Front Lens Cap (LC907-01) - Rear Lens Cap (LCRII) - Lens Hood (LH875-02) - Lens Case...
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. Smoother AF is achieved when the this AF...
  • Nine-blade, rounded diaphragm: creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focusareas of the image
  • Brass bayonet mount: of highly precise and durable construction to enhance mount's strength and long-term wear...

18. Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art DG HSM Lens (for...
  • Image quality optimal for ultra-high-megapixel cameras: To deliver the ultra-high resolution that brings the best out of...
  • Optical design delivering ultra-high-resolution and minimized chromatic aberrations: In addition to an optimized power...
  • Fast and nimble autofocus photography: The large HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) delivers ample torque to the focusing group for...
  • Ideal for portraits requiring a dramatic bokeh effect: The 135mm focal length delivers a stunning compression effect:...

19. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Leica L-Mount...
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens - Lens Hood - Front & Rear Lens Caps - Carrying Case - Sigma 1 Year North and South...
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. Smoother AF is achieved when the this AF...
  • Nine-blade, rounded diaphragm: creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focusareas of the image
  • Brass bayonet mount: of highly precise and durable construction to enhance mount's strength and long-term wear...

20. Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma 28mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM Lens (for...
  • Best-in-class performance: This lens incorporates two FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low...
  • Designed to meet all shooting conditions: The water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element, together with...
  • WATER & OIL-REPELLENT COATING Forefront and rear lenses incorporate a water and oil-repellent coating that allows water...
  • DUST AND SPLASHPROOF This lens features a highly effective dust- and splash-proof structure with special sealing at the...

Best Leica Lenses for Leica CL

21. Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. Lens

Leica Standard Vario-Elmarit-Sl 24-90mm F/2.8-4...
  • Front and rear Lens caps
  • Lens hood
  • Limited 2-year warranty

22. Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

23. Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens

Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Black...
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Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Black...
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

24. Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens

Leica Elmarit-TL 18 / f2.8 ASPH Lens (Black)
  • Leica 18mm f/2.8 Elmarit-TL Lens - Black

25. Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH Lens

Leica 011-081 Summicron-T 23/f2 ASPH Lens
  • Equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format
  • Compact in size
  • Maximum aperture of f/2

26. Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

Leica APO-SUMMICRON-SL 90mm f/2 Aspherical Lens...
  • Leica APO-SUMMICRON-SL 90mm f/2 Lens - Front and Rear Lens Caps - Lens Hood - Lens Case - Leica 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • AF System with Dual Syncro Drive - From zero to sharp in no time at all. The Dual Syncro Drive Precision Autofocus...
  • Two aspherical elements are included in the design to ensure optimum imaging performance across the entire image field.
  • From the closest focusing distance to infinity, optimum imaging performance is ensured due to the floating lens element.

27. Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens

Leica Summilux-Sl 50mm F/1.4 ASPH. Lens (11180)
  • Leica summilux-sl 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. Lens (11180)

28. Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH. Lens

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH....
  • Wide Angle Zoom
  • Weather sealed design protects against dust and moisture
  • Water repellent coating on front and rear optics
  • Multi-layer coatings to suppress surface reflections, flare, and ghosting

29. Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 Lens

Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 Lens
  • L Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 7 Anomalous Partial Dispersion Elements AquaDura Coating on Outer Elements
  • Stepping AF Motor and Linear Positioning Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dual Internal Focus and Internal Zoom Dust and Moisture-Resistant Design

30. Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

Leica 11141 APO-Summicron-M 50mm/f2 ASP...
  • Apochromatic correction feature which is a highly complex and sophisticated method of color error correction, minimizing...
  • Working rang 0.7m to infinity (approx. 28-Inch to infinity)
  • Leica M quick-change bayonet
  • Package includes lens, front lens cap (metal), rear lens cap, leather case, E39 lens cap, and presentation box.

31. Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. Lens

Leica APO-SUMMICRON-SL 75mm f/2 Aspherical Lens...
  • L-mount lens/full-frame Format
  • Aperture range: f/2 to f/22
  • One aspherical element
  • Multi-Layer and Quadra Coatings

32. Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens

Leica 11082 Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23 mm F/3.5-4.5...
  • The Leica T wide-angle zoom, equivalent to 17 to 35 mm in 35 mm format, offers excellent sharpness for particularly...
  • Ideal for capturing the beauty of architecture, richly detailed street views, imposing landscapes, and expressive scenes...
  • The great advantage of wide-angle lenses is that you can pack so much more subject into your picture, even when you move...

33. Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH Lens

Leica 11083 Apo-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135 mm/F 3.5-4.5...
  • Its versatile range of focal lengths, equivalent to 80 to 200 mm in 35 mm format
  • It is ideal for portraits packed with character, exciting shots at events of all kinds, vibrant travel and wildlife...
  • Exceptional performance and versatility for long distance shots

34. Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens

Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Black...
2 Reviews
Leica Summilux-TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Lens (Black...
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

35. Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens

Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens -...
  • Leica APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens - Lens Hood - Leica 2 Year Warranty
  • Compatible cameras: All Leica T models
  • Number of lenses / groups: 10 / 9
  • Aspherical surfaces: 4

36. Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens

Leica Elmarit-TL 18 / f2.8 ASPH Lens (Black)
  • Leica 18mm f/2.8 Elmarit-TL Lens - Black

37. Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens

Leica 011-080 Vario-Elmar-T 18-56/f3.5-5.6 ASPH...
  • 27-84mm Equivalent
  • Versatile lens
  • Quality images even under unfavorable light condition

Best KIPON Lenses for Leica CL

38. KIPON Iberit 75mm f/2.4 Lens

KIPON IBERIT 75mm F2.4 Full Frame Lenses for...
  • KIPON IBERIT Lenses are Ideally Suited for Mirrorless Cameras
  • With a Constant Speed of 2.4 and Focal Length of 75mm
  • Initially Available for Leica L Mount Systems
  • Small and Fast Enough to Handle Any and All Photographic Situations

39. KIPON Iberit 90mm f/2.4 Lens

KIPON IBERIT 90mm F2.4 Full Frame Lenses for...
  • KIPON IBERIT Lenses are Ideally Suited for Mirrorless Cameras
  • With a Constant Speed of 2.4 and Focal Length of 90mm
  • Initially Available for Panasonic Leica L Mount Systems
  • Small and Fast Enough to Handle Any and All Photographic Situations

40. KIPON Iberit 50mm f/2.4 Lens

KIPON IBERIT 50mm F2.4 Full Frame Lenses for...
  • KIPON IBERIT Lenses are Ideally Suited for Mirrorless Cameras
  • With a Constant Speed of 2.4 and Focal Length of 50mm
  • Initially Available for Leica L Mount Systems
  • Small and Fast Enough to Handle Any and All Photographic Situations

41. KIPON Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Lens

KIPON IBELUX 40mm F0.85 Mark Ⅱ Lens for Fuji XF...
  • High-speed Mirrorless Lens for Fuji XF Mount
  • The Fastest Lens in the World
  • With the Biggest Aperture of F0.85
  • High-grade Lenses of Metallic Construction with Anodized Aluminum,Brass, and Stainless Steel

42. KIPON Iberit 35mm f/2.4 Lens

Kipon IBERIT 35mm F2.4 Full Frame Lenses for...
  • KIPON IBERIT Lenses are Ideally Suited for Mirrorless Cameras
  • With a Constant Speed of 2.4 and Focal Length of 35mm
  • Initially Available for Leica L Mount Systems
  • Small and Fast Enough to Handle Any and All Photographic Situations

43. KIPON Iberit 24mm f/2.4 Lens

KIPON IBERIT 24mm F2.4 Full Frame Lens for...
  • KIPON IBERIT Lenses are Ideally Suited for Mirrorless Cameras
  • With a Constant Speed of 2.4 and Focal Length of 24mm
  • Initially Available for Leica L Mount Systems
  • Small and Fast Enough to Handle Any and All Photographic Situations

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