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Minolta CL 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body

***Lens not included
Minolta Cameras
KEH Model# 229658

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Minolta 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: Leica CL
  • Body Type: 35mm rangefinder
  • Material: aluminum
  • Viewfinder Frames: 40/50/90
  • Preview: no
  • Compatible Lenses: most Leica M mount: exception for collapsible and some deeply recessed wide angles 
  • Shutter Speeds:  B 1/2-1/1000
  • Flash Sync: 1/60
  • Flash Connection Type: hot shoe  
  • Film Advance: rapid wind crank  
  • Motor Capable: no
  • Meter: cds
  • Dimension: 121x76x32mm 
  • Weight: 365g 
  • Years Produced: 1972/1973
  • Battery:  px625
  • Country of Origin: Japan  


General information

Brand Name Minolta
Product information

Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Leica M