Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M5
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 15:30:54 +0100
References: <34EEAD35AB9BD311BE4A0050DA27CFA01CB089@ERNIE>

Thanks Buzz

I don't intend buying one - I was just curious. I was talking to someone
(forget who) about why technicians hate anything after the M4 and the answer
seemed to be that later cameras weren't as adjustable/repairable so repair
was always a replace the part job. IMO the upside is less frequent
adjustment which is great for the user.

Julian (honestly not trying to provoke a flamefest)
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Buzz Hausner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 1:52 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] M5

> Julian--
> You are probably about to receive endless crowing and whinging about
> the advantages and disadvantages of the M5.  After a few years on this
> I have discovered that EVERY Leica is considered the best Leica by
> somebodies.  Why, there are people on this list who even think that the
> dreaded CL is a good camera!  If you can afford one or have access to one,
> use an M5 and judge for yourself...otherwise, good luck.
> Buzz Hausner
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Thomas []
> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 5:46 AM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] M5
> I've read a couple of times on LUG that a number of people think that the
> is the best M ever. Can anyone tell me why? Isn't there a problem with W/A
> lenses?
> Julian

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