Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica CL
From: Alex Hurst <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 09:26:36 +0100

Tim wrote:

>   >1) On the front of the camera, as you look at the lens, there is a
>   >   silver button at about the 4:00 o'clock position. It is located
>   >   on the body. What is it? What does it do?

This is the battery check button.

If you rotate the shutter speed dial looking thru the viewfinder, a little
square block will eventually appear at the top of the metering section.
Press the silver button, and the needle should swing at least to the centre
cut-out. If it doesn't, you've either got a sick battery or a stuck needle
(in my case it's usually the latter, but I can free it by rotating the
shutter dial again. The meter is then spot on).

The only problem with the CL's design is that if the battery gives up on
you halfway thru a film, you have to wait until you've finished the film
before you can replace it.

The 40mm Rokkor is an excellent lens with near-Leica quality of colour
rendition. It's a great package for travelling light.



Alex Hurst
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