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Old 03-26-2008   #1
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Joe, you mentioned that your CLE was a rough user camera but that one doesn't look rough at all!
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if you look carefully, the strap lug not being used is bent flat like it took a hit.
maybe so not so rough as some...
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and joel, i think we need a family portrait of your collection...
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if you look carefully, the strap lug not being used is bent flat like it took a hit.
maybe so not so rough as some...
hope you knew that already when buying the camera. my M3 had taken similar small nick to other ear, but of course eBay seller had taken all pics from the angle where this was not shown.. I would have complained but I had to travel soon with the camera, so there was no point. anyway, its good user M3, no plans to part from it.
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My only fear with the CLE is the lack of parts, plus I'm kind of a manual old fart these days. You could fit that kit and a 90/4 in a small Leica hard case and call it done.

Very cool.

Come on guys, some me some more CLE Porn!

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and joel, i think we need a family portrait of your collection...
I have so much "crap" stored it wouldnt all fit on one photo, but I will dig some things out during the day and post for you.

Your grip looks almost factory made for your CLE.
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hope you knew that already when buying the camera. my M3 had taken similar small nick to other ear, but of course eBay seller had taken all pics from the angle where this was not shown.. I would have complained but I had to travel soon with the camera, so there was no point. anyway, its good user M3, no plans to part from it.
i did. there were no surprises and i paid so little for it that it was worth the risk.
my meter started going wonky again just recently and before sending it off for a proper cla...i tried flooding the shutter speed dial (in and out) with contact cleaner and then turning the dial for awhile, seems to have worked really well for now.
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[quote=BillBingham2;786455My only fear with the CLE is the lack of parts, plus I'm kind of a manual old fart these days. You could fit that kit and a 90/4 in a small Leica hard case and call it done.

Very cool.

Come on guys, some me some more CLE Porn!

B2 (;->[/quote]

i'm going the opposite direction bill, much prefer ae!
the cle was/is a dream kit of sorts, great size, well built and the lenses are truly superb. i might get yet another 90/4 rokkor just to have the kit complete. i was thinking that (as the money becomes available) i might get another body or 2 and have back ups and a spare parts bin to boot.
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I have so much "crap" stored it wouldnt all fit on one photo, but I will dig some things out during the day and post for you.

Your grip looks almost factory made for your CLE.
stored? i thought you were using all that gear !

the grip is a near perfect fit. it only needs a bit of shaving in the film release button area to allow easier access. i like how the camera just seems to nestle in my hand with it.
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Some of the family album for you Joe!

Photo 1 - My trusty user CLE with Luigi half case (note without the padded grip).

Also maybe a new 40mm nose job, Nokton, Sonnar, Rokkor or Summicron? Choose your poison!

Photo 2 - Something new or something blue? A new CLE awaiting its first film, a virgin shoulder case never been with a camera, and a new baby 28mm Rokkor that hasn't reached the white spotted teen phase. And my trusty CLE again but with the CLE Autoflash (which is the best balanced rangefinder flash I have ever tried, compact and TTL as well with built in 28mm diffuser)

Photo 3 - To cover Bill's concerns it pays to have a health plan. New CLE Covers, Rangefinder, Shutter, Circuit Board, Switches, and Knobs.
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Well, let's see... CLE portraits...
The aluminium grip wasn't really a succes so I got an M grip instead. Took some hacking but works great. Especially with the big 50/1,2 lens. That 50 is too much for critical focus though.
The other two are with the Canon 25mm. Love that combo. THe whole vf fielsd almost covers the 25.
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I LOVE MY CLE!
CLEs are just beautiful, in particular with the 40mm Rokkor. Unfortunately they were out of my reach (pricewise) for a long time and today with the spares situation, I do not feel it makes sense for me to buy into it. Enjoy yours as long as you manage to run them.

If it is any consolidation, I run a Contax G1 and expect to end up in a similar situation in a few years time. Until then I will continue to enjoy mine and cross that bridge when I come to it.
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gentlemen, some very nice gear!!

many thanks joel, for the look into your gear cupboard.
at one time, i had 2 complete cle systems, along with the flash and bag also. one i had bought brand new at ken hansen in new york and the other from a local user who kept his gear like new.
i foolishly sold it all and tried the mamiya 6 and medium format. it's one of the regrets of my sales history.
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CLEs are just beautiful, in particular with the 40mm Rokkor. Unfortunately they were out of my reach (pricewise) for a long time and today with the spares situation, I do not feel it makes sense for me to buy into it. Enjoy yours as long as you manage to run them.

If it is any consolidation, I run a Contax G1 and expect to end up in a similar situation in a few years time. Until then I will continue to enjoy mine and cross that bridge when I come to it.
there is always talk about the electronics but these little guys are still running strong after more than twenty years of service.
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there is always talk about the electronics but these little guys are still running strong after more than twenty years of service.
You always hope to be one of the lucky ones whose toy develops problems last. Some people are just lucky, in particular if electronics is involved. It was when I was young, it was one of my dreams to own a CLE.
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Here's compact for you :-)



Leitz 40/2.0, Voigtlaender 28/3.8, and Rokkor 90/4.0 - try comparing this with SLR lenses... And here's my camera:



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Something new or something blue? A new CLE awaiting its first film
With all the doom and gloom threads on the net about the demise of film I made Joel and offer for his new in box CLE for a couple of hundred dollars since if you believe the net gossip you wont get any film soon, but he declined. Try do someone a favour and they reject you! LOL
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Joe, you dont think thats a fair price for an out of date filmer? LOL
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well, it would be a GREAT price...especially if it was for me as the buyer.
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Captain, you know the price for my new CLE.
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a lovely topic. I have 40mm and 28mm rokkor. They are all great lens.

Here I would like to show you my recently purchased Elmar with the CLE.

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very nice robin...though i think the 40 rokkor looks better!
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very nice robin...though i think the 40 rokkor looks better!

Dear Joe, I agree with you totally.
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Oh go on then, I'll play. CLE with Nokton 40 and Gordy strap...



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ummmm Joe, is this the proverbial "deja vu all over again"?
Perhaps a brief chronology of you and the Minolta CLE affliction/situation might be of interest to newer members here.
Feel free to go back; way, way back. ;D

BTW that image above me looks awfully familiar and now I know why.
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The Devil made me do it....

Seems like an interesting mix and match pair to me....


I must add that I have been shooting the CLE with the 0.95 for several
weeks now with no issues at all.... gotta do the scale focus bit, tho... since the one window of the RF is totally blocked by the lens body.

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Here is mine with collapsible Summicron and Voigtländer Konturfinder.



But I normally dont use it that way!


How do you attach pictures in this forum that they appear large?
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Re attachments, are you linking to pictures on an upload site such as flickr or pbase? Just looking at the properties of your attachement, this doesnt seem to be the case? I use flickr and have no problems in posting larger pics.

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OK, thanks! I will try this next time. I never used such photobases. I am a classical!!!
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I am lucky enough to have all three lenses. It is a great camera. I am rediscovering it all over again.

I also collect vintage Omega watches hence the 1965 Speedmaster in the photo.

I guess the unifying theme is outmoded technology. Film, mechanical watches and fountain pens. I'm such a luddite
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Thanks. (Shot with a D300 )

Ahh stuff. Where would we be without it?
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Did I not just buy a CLE from you a few days ago?

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Yes, It's the original CLE grip.

And Bob, relax, :-). You will receive your CLE in a few days. This one is another one I have.
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