Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/14

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Subject: [Leica] M5 Preview Lever Variations
From: john.o.newell at (John O. Newell)
Date: Sat May 14 09:00:44 2005

I noticed recently that there seem to be three different styles of preview 
levers on M5 bodies.  There are the early style in black and silver chrome 
with the retaining screw with two holes for a spanner, and then there seems 
to be a later style that is only black but is used on both silver and black 
chrome bodies, and has no holes for a spanner.  Retrieving archived 
pictures, it looks like the later style changed, at least on chrome bodies, 
somewhere in the 1,354,xxx range, but I've seen pictures of silver bodies 
both ways in that range (not surprising, I guess, for a part of that type -- 
reach into the bin, pull whatever out).

Is there any kind of back story on the change?  How do the ones with no 
holes for the spanner come off?  Thanks for any leads on an admittedly 
trivial point.

John Newell

> Welcome back Frank!
> Regards,
> Greg
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Frank Dernie <>
> Date: Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:15 am
> Subject: [Leica] back after missing my LUG fix
> > Hi all,
> > I have returned to the LUG after a couple of months. I missed my 
> > fix  
> > even though the volume had got rather large.
> > Frank
> > 
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