Thanks to my friend Gilberto Benni, manager of the Leica Store Piazza di Spagna in Rome, I had the opportunity to quickly try the Leica CL just a couple of days after its official launch. As soon as we met, he handed me the camera along with the newly introduced Elmarit 18mm TL and an M-to-TL adapter. I only had three hours to play with the much awaited CL, so I ran out of the store and had a walk in downtown Rome.
Thanks to my friends Giulio and Luca Forti of Photojournal, I got the opportunity to quickly field-test the Japanese medium-format flagship camera. Italian-speaking friends can read my musings on the GFX here.