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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
From: "Andrew S Jordan" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 23:31:43 -0400

Mikiro, Robert and others with M5:

I think the M5 is overall the best of the M-series. The framelines,
brightness, ease of focusing, and stability beat the M6. I agree with Mikiro
that it is more stable handheld at lower shutter speeds than the M6. Some
repair people consider it much better made than the M6. But because of the
28mm frame and the rapid light metering., I would not be without my M6

regards, Andrew Jordan

> Bonsoir Mikiro et les autres,
>   Congratulations on your purchase of an M5.  For my needs it is the very
> best M.  Would not trade my user M5 for a mint in the box M6.  I
> very often
> use the camera for hand held photography, I find it a joy to use.  The
> combination of speeds visible in the finder and continuous
> (analog) metering
> scale is second to none, again for my needs and after trying the
> M6.  I use
> it, with much pleasure, with a 35 mm summicron in screw mount with an
> adapter (makes the collectors drool!).
>   Now, Mikiro, if we could only pressure (or blackmail :-) ) Tom A. into
> manufacturing a special batch of the Rapidwinder...What do you think?
>   Regards,
>   Robert (Un chevalier sans blason)