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- Order number: VC007L
- Weight (kg): 0.37
Product information Leica CL camera body | refurbished incl. 12 months warranty
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The Leica CL is a 35 mm compact rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses in the Leica M-mount. It was developed in collaboration with Minolta who manufactured it. The Leica CL was made between 1973-1976 as a result of a cooperative venture between Leitz and Minolta Camera*. Leitz designed the camera and Minolta manufactured it. In the U.S. and Europe, it was sold as the Leica CL. In Japan it was sold as the Leitz Minolta CL and Minolta CL.
The CL can take nearly all the Leica M lenses. Exception are some lenses that protrude deep into the body and could hurt the meter arm, these include: 15mm/8 Hologon, 21mm/4 Super Angulon, 28mm/2.8 Elmarits before serial number 2314921. The eyed lenses, including the M3 wide-angle lenses, the 135mm/2.8 Elmarit, and the 50mm/2 Dual Range Summicron, cannot be mounted either because they are incompatible with the body shape. The 90mm/2 Summicron and 135mm/4 Tele-Elmar are incompatible too. The collapsible lenses can be mounted but they must not be fully collapsed, and Leitz advised to stick to the barrel an adhesive strip of adequate width, to limit the collapsing movement. Another limitation is that the rangefinder is only coupled until 0.8m.
|Camera Type:||compact rangefinder camera|
|Model:||CL, serials 1330579 (1973-76)|
|Filmrückteil:||Standard back with standard manual loading|
|Filmformat:||35mm, ISO 25-1600|
Only body, no lens included
|Shutter:||vertical-running focal plane shutter, with cloth curtains, giving ½ to 1/1000 speeds, the shutter speeds are visible in the finder|
|Accepts standard mechanical cable release|
|Self Timer:||10 sec delay|
|Flash Synchronization:||B & X (1/60 s)|
|Exposure Metering:||TTL manuel, EV 3~18|
|Viewfinder/Info:||viewfinder magnification is 0.60, leading to a small effective rangefinder base of 18.9 mm|
|Power Source:||Battery, 1 x 1.35 V (PX625)|
121 x 76 x 32 mm