ae all the way.
i used to have 2 complete sets of the cle and lenses and sold them both a long time ago. i bought my first cle brand new from ken hanson's in nyc and i have regretted selling them. i hope i hold on to these.
helen, i think i have some cle shots on flickr.
i have had the cle for awhile now, don't want to confuse folks to think i just got it. i take it out periodically and each time i am reminded about how much i like it and how i could be (and was in the past) happy with just this kit.
i'm not good at critiquing and comparing but the cle and the cv r3a are very different animals that pretty much do the same thing. i think the cle was before it's time in many ways. it feels great and small in the hand, smaller than the bessas. maybe streamlined is a good word here.
the lenses are very good, very small all well built. there is a general feel of quality to the entire kit.
but i could say the same of the cv kit as well. i genuinely enjoy using the r4a with the 21.
... more reliable too from what I just read on the net (the meter). Talk about a compact package! Haven't really paid too much attention to these aside from the odd thread here. They do seem like gems... good on you for keeping yours!
Good to hear you enjoying it, joe. I've been feeling much the same each time I take out my Contax II. It just fits me as the CLE seems to fit you. Think the VF is big enough to just "fake it" for the 25 as I used to do for 28 on the CL?
"Some people are 'the glass is half full' types. Some people are 'the glass is half empty' types. I'm a 'the glass is full of radioactive waste and I just drank half of it' type. And I'm still thirsty." -- Bill Mattocks