Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/20

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Subject: [Leica] An R series question R8 - pretty ?
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Jun 20 17:50:21 2004

On 6/20/04 7:31 AM, "FRANK DERNIE" <> wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> no the M5 is not overweight. It is the nicest M to use
> in my experience but it is very ugly, the non rounded
> ends make the front look very big and the lens very
> small, aesthetically unpleasing.
> In fact it was probably the first M to be "styled",
> all the Ms and earlier cameras being designed by the
> engineering requirement and not styled at all. I
> suspect that if the M5 hadn't been "styled" it would
> look a lot better.
> Frank
It looks and works good with a Noctilux on the front of it.
I can speak for that.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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