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Leica CL: The orphan Leica

Posted on by Bellamy

The Leica that was not Or the orphan Leica as it may be known. This camera is a Leica, and it is a truly great Leica too. But the funny thing is, it is not really a Leica in the truest sense. It is a Minolta if you really want to be pedantic about it, […]

The Minolta CLE: The bastard son of Leica

Posted on by Bellamy

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 […]

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