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Leica CL - Camera

Leica CL - Camera

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35mm manual focus Leica M mount rangefinder camera released by Leica in 1973. This camera was co-developed with Minolta. Has frame lines for 40/50mm & 90mm. Sales of this camera and the revitalized M4 helped save Leica after the commercial failure of the M5. Metal body available in black.

  • Shutter: Vertical cloth focal plane, 1/2s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 25 - 1600
  • Size: 121 x 76 x 32mm
  • Weight: 365g
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Leica M

Leica’s M mount was introduced in 1953 alongside its first camera, the M3. Despite the rise of the SLR, Leica cameras have continued to succeed as their unique combination of build quality, speed, and discretion sets them apart from competition. The M bayonet mount, and the cameras introduced alongside it, offered (& continue to offer) a number of advantages over SLRs and other rangefinder cameras.

One big advantage is automatic framelines, which react to the lens on the camera to show accurate framelines in the viewfinder. This is even possible with older Leica Thread Mount (LTM) lenses if the correct adapter is used.

Other manufacturers, such as Cosina Voigtländer, Carl Zeiss, Konica, and Minolta, have also produced rangefinder cameras using Leica M mount.

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Leica CL - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
19 Apr 2023 T39941 € 849.00 Leica CL - Camera Image
14 Nov 2022 T18490 € 1,427.58 Leica CL - Camera Image