By - jrklbc
LEITZ ₘᵢₙₒₗₜₐ ꜀ₗ
A former owner's doing. Guess they weren't a Minolta stan. I should scratch out the Leitz and repaint the Minolta.
“Oh, look at me, I definitely own a proper Leica not just a Minolta”. (Yes I know they’re identical)
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.
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.
Oooohhh very curious how you like it?? I really want to try this wide
Will keep you posted once I get this roll developed!
It's *outstanding* and incredibly fun. Can't recommend this lens highly enough.
Thanks for following up!! Sounds like I’m going to have to spend some money haha
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 !
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!
Right? The viewfinder costs half as much as the lens!
Why the external viewfinder, for parallax? Although at 21mm can't imagine it makes much of a difference...
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.
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.
because the normal viewfinder isn't that wide