New for me Leica CL

artie

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I got my new Leica CL today, I have finally joined to Leica club.I am also new to this list. I have always wanted a Leica and this is it, I am very excited. If anyone out there has any do's and don't please reply.

Art Schlaman
 
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Wurzelwerker

Hi Art,

congratulations - the CL is a fine and reliable tool, and if you've also got an Elmar C 4/90, you will be able to satisfy any curiosity, since this is a very discreet set for shots at the mall, at the plaza, within the crowd. The shutter is not exactly as silent as in the M body, but it doesn't make half the noise of a SLR.

I used to work with the CL for almost 15 years, and from my experience there are only two sensitive issues about the body: the takeup spool for the film is of hard plastic, and the takeup teeth break rather easily - so handle with care.

The second crucial point is the TTL meter. Due to corrosion, the meter may be the first thing to fail (no wonder - after 30 years). But as long as it works, it allows great results. It is a real spot meter - quite more exact than the big spot in the M6, if you work with available light mainly. Try!

Markus Baum
 
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preacherspop

Your repair person can adjust the meterto use currently available 1.5 volt batteries instead of the 1.3 volt mercury cells that are now banned. Also, that take-up spool thing that tends to break is the same one used in Minolta SLR's of the same vintage and so it's not difficult to locate a replacemet. Otherwise it's a great camera!
 

kenneth

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I got my new Leica CL today, I have finally joined to Leica club.I am also new to this list. I have always wanted a Leica and this is it, I am very excited. If anyone out there has any do's and don't please reply.

Art Schlaman
A great camera. Did you buy it with a 40mm which is classed as standard on CL cameras? I hope you thoroughly enjoy using it I am sure you will be impressed with the results.

Only a suggestion but try it with some B&W film, say Ilford Pan F and colour slide film say Kodachrome 64. This is Leica territory
 
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