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Minolta CLE system

Discontinued

Minolta CLE

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1980
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

Minolta CLE

35mm film rangefinder camera

Announced: 1980
Mount: Leica M
Format: 36 × 24mm

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

35mm film rangefinder cameras with Leica M mount (1)
Model Sensor IBIS Year
Minolta CLE 1980

Leica M mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 3
Wide-angle prime lenses
Minolta M-Rokkor 28mm F/2.8 (CLE)
Standard prime lenses
Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm F/2 (CLE)Pancake lens 1980
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Minolta M-Rokkor 90mm F/4 (CLE) 1980
  • Completeness of lens lineup
Enthusiast photography
75%

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

Professional photography
60%

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

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