When my wife and I returned from Africa last year, I’d decided I wanted to try out some mirrorless camera systems in search of a new travel camera. I had two cameras in mind and intended to rent both. By chance, I chose the Nikon Z6 first, instantly fell in love with it, and it has been my travel camera since. However, I never did try the other one, the Leica CL, so I rented it for a few days. No plan on switching, just thought I’d see how it performs. I rented it with a 18mm f/2.8, which is equivalent to 28mm on a full frame camera. To start testing, I headed to downtown Redlands, where this first test shot was taken.