Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/21

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Subject: [Leica] M5 digression
From: leirex at (
Date: Tue Sep 21 16:32:06 2004

Very well put, Robert.  I second every words you said.  A tad bigger size
has never bothered me.  It rather gives better grip.  Metering (spot) is
considered better than that in the M6.

Best Regards,

Original Message:
From: Robert Beaudoin
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:57:04 -0400
Subject: [Leica] M5 digression

Bonsoir Art,

  Ahhh, the M5.   Here goes;

1- Speeds visible in the finder
2- Large shutter speeds dial
3- Diaphragm open/close indication in the finder
4- Ratcheted rewind lever
5- Analog continuous metering scale visible in the finder (none of that
bright LED crap)
6- Battery test lever & indication in the finder
7- Spot metering
8- Metering area visible in the finder
9- 3 lugs possibility
10-Typical Leitz (as opposed to Leica) craftsmanship

I guess the M5 still rules.


  Robert (Un chevalier sans blason)

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