The Leica CL body I bought from a person in The Netherlands arrived yesterday. Early ... I wasn't expecting it to get here until September.
It's beautiful—just as described, clean and smooth operating, very little wear. Supposedly very recently serviced, and it looks it. The meter seems right on the money. I fitted its standard lens (M-Rokkor 40mm f/2 from the CLE) and it is just as I remembered it: one of my favorite M-mount cameras from the past. Got to load it up today and go make some pixtures.
And then ... In another moment's lapse to Magpie Syndrome, chatting with a friend on another forum about compact medium format cameras, looking at the pretty but pricey Fuji GF670 and Voigtländer Bessa II cameras, I spied a very nice looking condition Balda Baldix 6x6 folder with Baltar lens. One of the smallest 6x6 folders ever, and beautiful...
I caved when I saw it. I doubt I'll shoot with it too much, but it's just such a pretty, compact camera for a 6x6 ... It may end up a working shelf queen, but as long as I put a roll of film through it and get a picture or two, it will meet my expectations.
Happy Birthday to me! ;-)