Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/12/25

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Subject: [Leica] Lieca CL in its own class
From: Afterswift at (
Date: Sun Dec 25 13:29:51 2005

In a message dated 12/25/05 9:10:31 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

After I  got a decent Mimolta CLE my CL tended to stay on the 
shelf, Why on earth  didn't Leica build it.

I believe Minolta built both the CL and the CLE. Leica will still repair  
CL. Repair of the CLE is iffy. The CL is more Leica-like.
It has more precision and it's fully mechanical. It's the compact version  
the Leica M5. I replaced the strap on my CL with a nylon type. I love to  
Bob R