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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
From: Jeffcoat Photography <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 09:59:02 -0400

Shespah????? (major nono on sp)

Bob Keene/Karen Shehade wrote:

> While I have never even *seen* an M5, I would advise anyone who wants abit
> more 'heft & size' on their M camera look into a Tom A Rapidwinder! It adds
> a little more to the bottom of the camera (for you "big Hands people") and
> the increased weight (not alot, just enough) allows a little more oommphff!
> (can't think of the word I want!- something about a body always returning
> to rest....)
> I have one on my M6 and shoot down to 1/15th if I haven't had
> coffee/tea/Pepsi!!!!
> Bob Keene
> "Everybody's Pal"
> >
> >Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 10:19:39 EDT
> >From:
> >Subject: Re: [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
> >
> >Welcome to what I consider the best kept M secret - the M5. It has the most
> >accurate meter of any camera I own. Its size gives you something to hold on
> >to when shooting - hence slower speeds are easier. I also have small hands
> >and it it a wonderful fit. Why add another set of frame lines? The camera is
> >great the way it is!
> >Roger
> >