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If I hadn’t just bought a contax g2 I would have been all over this! The cle is a lovely camera. I’ve taken my old cl with me everywhere on trips and always wanted to pick up a cle for the better metering and focusing.
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Originally posted by Mr. Q Mr. Q wrote:

Thanks Double O! The CL in CLE actually derives from the term compact Leica as they had partnered together back in the day. The camera is technically more advanced than an M7. I suppose I'll post in a photography forum eventually...

I used a Leica R4 for decades and i seem to remember that used a Minolta light meter, i also had a Zorki (Leica mount) Russian copy but never managed to afford a Leica lens.
There was a time that i would have given my right arm for a Leica rangefinder but nowadays I would actually prefer your CLE, all the (internet based) fanboy swooning has put me off...
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Originally posted by A_See A_See wrote:

If I hadn’t just bought a contax g2 I would have been all over this! The cle is a lovely camera. I’ve taken my old cl with me everywhere on trips and always wanted to pick up a cle for the better metering and focusing.

That's a great pick up A_See. Those G lenses are stellar! I had a G1 previously and just couldn't get over that tiny ill-placed viewfinder.

Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

I used a Leica R4 for decades and i seem to remember that used a Minolta light meter, i also had a Zorki (Leica mount) Russian copy but never managed to afford a Leica lens. 
There was a time that i would have given my right arm for a Leica rangefinder but nowadays I would actually prefer your CLE, all the (internet based) fanboy swooning has put me off...

Yeah, I hear ya, some of their latest offerings have been exceptionally meh to cater to that crowd.
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