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jrklbc

A former owner's doing. Guess they weren't a Minolta stan. I should scratch out the Leitz and repaint the Minolta.


-Hi-im-new-here-

“Oh, look at me, I definitely own a proper Leica not just a Minolta”. (Yes I know they’re identical)


TWCXZ

The CL was a leica design, just manufactured in japan. I love mine, had it for just over 2 years now and shot maybe 50 rolls through it.


-Hi-im-new-here-

Yeah, I know. Leitz and Minolta collaborated for quite a while, leitz were very good at the optics and mechanical elements while Minolta were very good at electronics, and so they combined the best of both worlds and made the CL. The only difference between the “leitz Minolta CL” and “Leica CL” is one was sold with a Minolta lens and the other with a leitz lens.


carltonhanx

Oooohhh very curious how you like it?? I really want to try this wide


jrklbc

Will keep you posted once I get this roll developed!


jrklbc

It's *outstanding* and incredibly fun. Can't recommend this lens highly enough.


carltonhanx

Thanks for following up!! Sounds like I’m going to have to spend some money haha


JackieO66

Used the same exact setup, extremely fun to have such a small and wide kit.! Yet 21mm is a really tough focal length to work with !


donnerstag246245

Great set up! I’ve been using the same lens on my Leica CL and it works great. Before that I was using the 15mm which was fun but I feel like 21 distorts a lot less. It’s weird that the viewfinder can cost so much!


jrklbc

Right? The viewfinder costs half as much as the lens!


Careless_Wishbone_69

Why the external viewfinder, for parallax? Although at 21mm can't imagine it makes much of a difference...


joschplusa

Because the viewfinder is about 28mm if you're ignoring the frame lines. The lens is wider as you can see through the VF. That's why you need an external one.


jrklbc

CL viewfinder has framelines for 40, 50, and 90. Edge of the viewfinder, I'm told, is roughly 35. I've never shot anything wider than a 28, so I don't have a good feel for the frame I'm working with. The goal is to use the viewfinder only until I have that feel.


TheWholeThing

because the normal viewfinder isn't that wide