Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/25

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Subject: [Leica] Leica CL
From: buzz.hausner at (Buzz Hausner)
Date: Mon Apr 25 18:15:49 2005

Buzz bangs all of his cameras around to the same extent and none of his
Ms have had to go in for more than a clean and lube.  It is simply my
opinion that the designers made a mistake by mounting the shutter speed
dial in an exposed position on the front of the body.

I realize that the CL has a lot of fans, so please note that my comments
were expressed as my personal experience that the camera is a pooch and
that I was not speaking ex cathedra.

        Buzz Hausner

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf
Of Morton Enterprises
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 9:06 PM
Subject: [Leica] Leica CL


I am a strong believer of the CL.  I own two of them, one with the 40
Summicron which
I shoot b&w Ilford XP-2 and the other with 90 Elmar that I keep Fuji NPS
160 in.  I imagine
if Buzz bangs his other cameras around as he did his CL, he probably has
repairs to them as well.  The electronics of these cameras doesn't
matter much to me
cause I don't use a light meter or a least not very often.  Since 99% of
my photography
is taken out of doors, I know what to set the camera at to get a good
negative.  That comes
with experience.  Neither of the light meters work in my CL's and that's
OK.  They are great 
cameras and I get a lot of inquires when people see me with 2 of them
around my neck.
If you want to see examples, go to my web-site at
With the exception
of the desert shots and the Howard-Boss Motorsports section, all of the
rest were taken with the CL.
The choice of course is yours and with all cameras it should be a
personal decision.  Don't buy
anything that you truly won't be happy with.  

Bruce Morton

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