Leica CL 35mm compact rangefinder camera M-mount, With Leica Elmar 50mm f3.5 lens

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The light meter on this camera does not function, Everything else is working perfect.

The CL  is a 35mm compact rangefinder Leica M-mount. This camera was first seen in the market in 1973 in Japan and was developed in collaboration with with Minolta who  made this camera. This a good camera to take your photography to the next level.

  • Leica CL
  • Camera Strap
  • Serial Number: 1307691
  • Light metre not functional 

Review by Japanese Camera Hunter:

"I recently purchased a Leica CL as a second camera to my Leica M2. It made sense really, a cheaper M-fitting rangefinder I could rely on if my M2 should fail (yet to happen), or if I need to shoot both B&W and colour films. Could it be more than that though? Could this cheaper rangefinder system be a fair match to its M-Series older brothers? After all, it was discontinued with very impressive sales figures, which led to rumours of it affecting the sales of Leica’s higher end rangefinders." Read More Here.

Leica Elmar 50mm f3.5 lens:

This LEICA ELMAR 50mm f/3.5 is the lens that started 35mm photography.

Even uncoated, it gives sharp, colourful, contrasty images. Shooting this made-in-1934 sample makes me wonder why so many people worry so much about their lenses. It works fine today.

Better than the newest lenses, it weighs only half as much as a Summicron, and far better than any Summilux, has no distortion or finder blockage.

Better than any current 50mm lens, it collapses almost completely into the camera and pokes out less than 10mm (0.37mm)!

References:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/50mm-f35.htm

 




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