Minolta CLE system

Discontinued

Minolta CLE

35mm MF film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1980
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type: Focal-plane
Shutter model: Electronically controlled
Speeds: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering: Through-the-lens (TTL)
Dimensions: 124.5x77.5x32mm
Weight: 375g

Lightweight and compact Minolta CLE is the world's first rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses and TTL automatic and manual-exposure systems. Three specially designed lenses with focal lengths and speeds of 28mm f/2.8, 40mm f/2 and 90mm f/4 cover the range most widely used by photographers. Each lens is coated by the exclusive Minolta Achromatic process for maximum light transmission and contrast.

Camera lineup

Leica M mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 3
Wide-angle prime lenses
Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm F/2.8 (CLE)
Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm F/2 (CLE)Pancake lens 1980 
Short telephoto prime lenses
Minolta M-Rokkor 90mm F/4 (CLE) 1980 
  • Completeness of lens lineup
  • 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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