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The Minolta CLE: The bastard son of Leica

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Fathered outside of wedlock, it was not until the M7 came along that this camera was bettered This camera was the result of an unlikely alliance between Minolta and Leica, when Leica was going through a period of suffering from the release of the M5. Leica’s collaboration with Minolta resulted in the stunning CL, followed […]

A secret gem of a compact camera

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The Minolta TC-1, the greatest compact camera that nobody knows When it comes to compact film cameras, there are a few cameras that all camera geeks and collectors know about…the Ricoh GR1 and GR21, the Contax T2 and T3, the Nikon 35Ti and 28Ti etc. But there is one that barely anyone talks about, which […]

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