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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M5
From: "Bud Cook" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2000 10:15:57 -0500
References: <34EEAD35AB9BD311BE4A0050DA27CFA01CB089@ERNIE> <007a01bfe756$cb5f7e20$>

The fact that earlier cameras had more adjustments doesn't by any means
imply that they require more maintenance.   These older cameras seldom go
out of adjustment and when they do, they can be easily corrected.

There is one reason and one reason only that Leitz/Leica have gone to
simpler cameras....cost.

Remember the old Chevy Vega?   It was designed so that no adjustments were
possible.  Those cars would eventually reach a point where they simply
couldn't be repaired.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] M5

> 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
> 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)

In reply to: Message from Buzz Hausner <> (RE: [Leica] M5)
Message from "Julian Thomas" <> (Re: [Leica] M5)