Finally, one year and six days later my old beaten up Leica CL was ready to leave the repair shop.
I’ve sent it to repair a misaligned rangefinder and it ended up staying for little over a year.
It turns out that the rangefinder was impossible to align since the original screws were messed up.
Well, I believe it was all for the best. It came out of the shop in perfect shape after a very nice CLA.
The meter (yes my meter works!) which was reading about 3 stops above is now also adjusted to the new batteries.
One thing is still broken on my camera though. The Godforsaken white plastic take up spool. It only has half of it inside but it works nicely. The image spacing might not be perfect but it does not overlap any frames.
I couldn’t wait to try it out so here are the results.
It focus perfectly and the meter is pretty accurate. It’s smooth to operate and that little Summicron C 40mm is a little gem. I love the way it breaks the focus and the overall amazing detail it delivers.
It’s not a secret to anyone but… this lens is the best Leica bargain.
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