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Old 02-07-2010   #81
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The grip seems to be the original one. Rare to find. But the one for the 'new' Zeiss Ikon fits well too. I don't get why people put so much rubber on their camera... It's not a Leica, keep cool. It just looks like a small and modest point and shoot camera, I don't see who could be interested in... except perhaps with all that rubber on it !
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Old 02-07-2010   #82
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no problem with the collapsible on the cle -- i posted this question a while back before picking up the CLE and got mixed answers. the clearance is very close, but it doesn't actually touch the light baffle inside. the framelines for 40mm aren't ideal, but i've had no problem with framing. big improvement over the iiif i usually carry, although the reduced magnification might have a bit of a learning curve.

the grip is the original one. keh had it a while back.

gaff tape is great! adds traction, keeps corners clean. thinner than a half-case. not sure it makes the camera less obvious. don't really care. i keep my camera under a jacket when it needs to be inconspicuous. usually i'm setting up med or large format. that really draws attention.

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Old 02-07-2010   #83
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No problems with the collapsible into the CLE?

What grip are you using?
I suspect it has more to do with banging it around then to camouflage it. And given the chance, some people will steal the most useless stuff in the world.
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Old 02-08-2010   #84
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OK, picked up a 90mm Rokkor today for the CLE, shot a roll with lights, will drop it off at Citizens tomorrow for development. Everything on the camera looked good and the internal meter was generally close to my hand held light meter.





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Old 04-23-2010   #85
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I know, I've already posted a picture of my darling here, but I got a Canon 25mm f/3.5 today so I want to show it off again! The 25mm lens is very very thin/pancakeish. Viewfinder a bit on the big/heavy side but works kind of well on the CLE:



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Old 04-23-2010   #86
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Very nice chambrenoire...
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Old 04-23-2010   #87
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Some pics from today with the combo above:
http://i39.tinypic.com/msnd5y.jpg (~ @ f/8)
http://i44.tinypic.com/24o4vu0.jpg (~ @ f/11)
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ec0yeu.jpg (@ f/3.5)
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nice cameras' i saw a cle today with what i think was a CV 40mm 1.4 on it. it looked nice and compact. i think i want one with a 28mm on it too !

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Old 04-25-2010   #89
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With all the CLE owners around, could someone please recommend a source for a shade and cap for my 90/4?

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How are the 28mm framelines on the CLE when using glasses?
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How are the 28mm framelines on the CLE when using glasses?
They're fine.
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How are the 28mm framelines on the CLE when using glasses?
Fantastic!

I believe that someone already brought up that the CLE viewfinder can nearly handle 25mm
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Fantastic!

I believe that someone already brought up that the CLE viewfinder can nearly handle 25mm
True... The CLE's 28mm framelines stand out well from the edges of the window so you can easily see around them. Really a nice camera for 28mm lens use. Out of sheer gratitude for this I presented my CLE with a NOS Summicron 28mm!
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Here's a pix of mine with the Elmerit (Series II)



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True... The CLE's 28mm framelines stand out well from the edges of the window so you can easily see around them. Really a nice camera for 28mm lens use. Out of sheer gratitude for this I presented my CLE with a NOS Summicron 28mm!
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Now you've all done it I think I may start looking for a Leica CL and 40mm Summicron...

I find that the 50mm frame lines on my M3 at 35mm (with goggled Summaron on) are near impossible to see with my glasses (i'm a new glasses wearer). I had been looking at an M6 and a 35mm Summicron, but that's more $$$ than I would have available. But now, this provides a real alternative I had not considered.

A small, black, metred body with the 40mm Summicron would compliment the M3 nicely I think. All up that could likely cost just slightly more than a M6, and it's much more compact.

I had tossed up purchasing a 50mm Summilux for the M3 instead. Decisions, to go 40mm and be at F2 or to go for the Summilux 50mm or wait and get an M6. F1.4 vs F2.
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Your goggled Summaron will give you nice generous framelines on an M2/4/5/6/7 with .72x viewfinder; no need quite yet to give up on that great lens!

As you probably know, in regard to the CL, that it has both 40 and 50mm framelines, and is a very different animal from the Minolta CLE which succeeded it. IMHO the CLE is considerably superior...
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Thanks Doug, I will keep an eye out for both. The Summaron is a sharp lens, I really do like it - if I where to find an M2 for a good price I would definitely consider it.
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Thanks Doug, I will keep an eye out for both. The Summaron is a sharp lens, I really do like it - if I where to find an M2 for a good price I would definitely consider it.
The M2 + goggled Summaron is a nice combo; I recently got an f/2.8 Summaron expressly for my M2, as otherwise the 35mm framelines are difficult for me to see. I really like the M2's 50mm framelines, so to be able to cram a 35mm view into them is a real treat!
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Old 10-05-2010   #99
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Look what was in the mail.
A beautiful, new (to me) CLE with Rokkor 40mm. My first M-mount camera. I'm in love.
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Old 10-05-2010   #100
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Sigh, this is the best I can do, but I really wanna join the party.

http://twitpic.com/2tp696

This was lent to me by a very kind friend at work wearing a Minolta 40mm f/2 M-Rokkor.

Er, wait... the camera was wearing the lens. Not the friend.
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My CLE with a 19mm Canon
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My CLE with a 19mm Canon

I just received my "new" 19mm Canon lens and viewfinder from Brasil (thank you, Wouter) and here it is, happily married to my CLE. Some black tape and a Mr. Zhou 1/2 case for the M6 completes the package. The Canon viewfinder is excellent, even when wearing my glasses and with the Canon Lens Mount Converter B, all the numbers on the 19mm FL lens line up exactly at 12 o'clock.
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I think I saw this 19mm FL lens with its mount converter recently on eBay... It's nice on a CLE.
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I think I saw this 19mm FL lens with its mount converter recently on eBay... It's nice on a CLE.
Yes, the Canon 19mm FL lens pops up on eBay occasionally, but most of the Canon 19mm lenses on eBay are FD, not FL. BIG DIFFERENCE! The FD lenses are retrofocus and huge. They stick out far from the body. The FL lens is a true wide angle (think Super-Angulon), and sits deep inside the body. I'm not even sure if my lens could be safely mounted on a CL or an M5. Does anybody know?
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My little cute CLE with Nokton 40mm

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I picked up an aftermarket hood and also noticed we needed some more CLE pron in this thread!



Voitlander Nokton 40mm f1.4 single coated lens with off brand lenshood.

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Thanks for the photos and information.
I was going to buy an M4, but the CLE looks way better for shooting.
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Cool Hi! Here's mine!

My CLE, got it from the bay in outstanding conditions and at a bargain price.
Here's with my Jupiters (12 and 9).
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Old 03-31-2012   #109
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^ Wow ! The MS-Optical Perar 28mm F/4 Super Triplet - "Body Cap" is AWESOME !

Thanks for sharing this CLE/Lens Combo
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This is my beautiful and tiny CLE.


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Old 08-26-2012   #111
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My Minolta CLE with M-Rokkor 40mm f2

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Where have you bought the skin on it? Looks real nice!
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hi,what kind of lens is this?
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hi,what kind of lens is this?
It's a Perar lens made by MS Optical. Sort of a inhouse made lens and not from a major manufacture.

Made in small quantities, but usually some come up for sale.

One on Ebay in silver at $900

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Now that I´m selling it it´s time for sharing.
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I had been looking for an affordable CLE for some time when this one turned up at a price I couldn't resist. So I decided that maybe I can live with the lizard skin ...

It arrived today from Copenhagen, Denmark just in time to meet a wonderful Nokton 40/1.4 from Oregon, U.S.A. (thanks Ellen!). What a perfect combo!


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I had been looking for an affordable CLE for some time when this one turned up at a price I couldn't resist. So I decided that maybe I can live with the lizard skin ...

It arrived today from Copenhagen, Denmark just in time to meet a wonderful Nokton 40/1.4 from Oregon, U.S.A. (thanks Ellen!). What a perfect combo!
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very very nice cameras, cool thread
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Does anyone know if some CLE's had this kind of skin originally? It wasn't changed by me and it looks old and worn.


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