Leica CL system

Discontinued

The LEICA CL (Compact LEICA) is the first compact rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses and selective through-the-lens exposure metering. It was developed by LEITZ/LEICA in collaboration with Minolta. In the U.S. and Europe, the camera was sold as the LEICA CL. In Japan it was sold as the LEITZ minolta CL. All cameras were manufactured by Minolta in Japan.

The camera features a bayonet lens mount identical with that of the LEICA M models. The two lenses specially provided for LEICA CL are SUMMICRON-C 40mm F/2 and ELMAR-C 90mm F/4. The lenses for the LEITZ minolta CL were branded as M-ROKKOR.

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Leica M mount lens lineup

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    Enthusiast photography
    50%

    No dedicated lenses for reportage photography, travel photography, distant subjects photography, wild nature photography.

    Professional photography
    40%

    No dedicated lenses for professional wild nature photography, architectural photography with perspective correction, professional macrophotography.

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