Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 09:23:48 -0400

That is interesting. Because I find it much easier to hand hold steady my
very heavy Nikon F3HP with motor drive than my Leica M2
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>From: Mikiro Mori <>
>Subject: [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
>Date: Tue, Jul 6, 1999, 8:38 AM

>Hi, folks.
>I recently acquired an M5.  For years, I had disliked what it looks like
>until I had my own hands on one.  To my surprise, this larger and heavier
>body fits my small hands very well.  I would not say it is ergonimic,
>though. ;-).  I shot several rolls and found that it gives better results in
>hand-held shooting at 1/30 sec with a 50mm or 1/15 sec with a 35mm. Also,
>large and heavy lenses such as a Nocti are more comfortable to use with this
>brick. I would appreciate comments of long-time M5 users.
>I have heard that a 75mm frame can be incorporated into M5.  Has anybody had
>this modification?  How much does it cost?
>Thanks in advance.
>Strasbourg, Europe