Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Film Advance Lever Question
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 18:23:16 -0700

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At 08:12 PM 5/2/00 -0400, M.E.Berube - GoodPhotos wrote:
>The new M5 is great, even with only a 40mm Summicron (which seems to focus 
>well even wide open and closeup) and my 9cm Elmar I love it.
>One question. The little plastic tip to the film advance lever fell off as 
>the screw that holds it on has stripped the plastic tips threads. I have 
>fixed it temporarily with a dab of epoxy on the tip of the screw and 
>putting it in place, but having had this problem for years with my manual 
>minoltas, I am tired of messing with little plastic tips. I also like the 
>M5 for its inherent lack of plastic and think that this little piece as an 
>aberration to its otherwise mineral purity. <G>
>Does anyone know if the M5 can be fit with an all metal M3 style film 
>advance lever like the new millennium M6 has? If this is possible (with the 
>shutter speed dial being unique on the M5) what can I expect to pay for 
>that to be done? The camera will need some shop time in the future anyhow, 
>so I'm just trying to get everything that I want done to it listed prior to 
>sending it in.
>Thanks in advance.
>Carpe Lumen,
>Michael E. Berube