Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/27

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Subject: [Leica] M5?
From: Don Lawrence <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 09:19:02 -0500

I have both an M5 and M6. I really prefer using the M5. The metering system
is a joy.
It's a spot meter with a simple match needle interface. The size and balance
is perfect and the shutter speed dial is much easier to use that the little
on the classic M6. 
I suggest you find a shop that has one and play around with it.
The only time I really prefer the M6 is if I need to travel light then the
fits nicely into a waist pack. 


> I've been lurking for quite a while now and I was thinking about getting
> M5.  I shoot stills on motion pictures and run into low light conditions
> quite often.  I thought that I could get by with a Summilux, but after
> reading and seeing some of the images posted here, I was thinking of
> the extra money. Think the size matches my hands, but combined with the
> required Nocti, does this defeat the whole purpose of having a small comfy
> camera?  How is this combination?  Or am I just nuts?
> I love lurking here and thanks,
> Mark Fellman
> Los Angeles

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