Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/25

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Subject: [Leica] Re: lecia cl
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 09:12:09 -0400


The CLE is a nice rig but repair is limited to independents and the
most-likely-to-fail electronic parts are not available new. The CL is still
repairable. In my experience the meter in the CL is somewhat fragile. Mine
always seemed to become intermittent in operation.

The M series is more solidly built, especially the earlier models, M2, M3,
and M4. If I were choosing form the ones you list, I would choose the M3.
If given more latitude and limited budget, I would chose the M2.

Ken Wilcox

At 10:10 -0400 4/24/0, a fine scholar, Jim Olson wrote:

>I am an amateur photographer anxious to get started using some leica
>equipment. I have read about the leica cl and the minolta cle as a way to
>get started if you are limited in funds. Are these cameras of comparable
>quality or would one be better off getting an older m3 in used condition.
>Thanks for you help
>Jim Olson

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