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Leica CL 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body

***Lens not included
KEH Model# 229551
Grade Notes Price Qty

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured. See 'Notes' next to grade for included items.

Leica CL 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body Description


In 1973, Leica & Minolta collaborated to design the smallest, lightest of the M series cameras with Minolta producing the bulk of the lot.

Features include:


  • Features a meter needle exposure system which is highlighted by a selective TTL meter with a highly accurate spot pattern (only a few later version even had a meter!!)
  • Mechanical operation with the metered being powered by a Mercury 625 battery
  • Shutter speeds: 1/2 s to 1/1000, plus B (which are visible in the viewfinder)
  • Projected Parallax corrected framelines for 40, 50 & 90mm lenses (the outside edge roughly equals a 35mm lens)
  • ASA range: 25 - 1600

KEH Specifications

  • Model: CL
  • Body Type:  35mm rangefinder 
  • Material: aluminum top plate/ die cast alloy shell
  • Viewfinder Frames: 40/50/90
  • Preview: no
  • Compatible Lenses: Leica M 
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/2 to 1/1000 
  • Flash Sync: 1/60
  • Flash Connection Type:  hot shoe
  • Film Advance: wind lever 
  • Motor Capable: no
  • Meter: cds
  • Dimension: 121x76x32mm 
  • Weight: 365g 
  • Years Produced: 1973-1976 
  • Battery: px625
  • Country of Origin:  Japan


General information

Brand Name Leica
Product information

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Leica M