Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1992/10/06[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
The Minolta version of the Leica CL, which sold as a Minolta CLE, is in my opinion a lot more rugged than the Leica CL. I used to have one of each, but I gave the Minolta to my brother for a wedding present (the same brother who dropped my Hi-matic 7 into a river). I gave him the Leitz 50mm and a Minolta 90 and Minolta 35. It's a dozen years later and I've had a lot of trouble with the rangefinder on my Leica CL. A reasonably small impact knocks it out of vertical alignment. If the Minolta CLE were still available, anywhere, I'd recommend it highly. Heck, if I had any money left, I'd probably buy one.