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Leica M5, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Ilford HP5+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


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Old 11-29-2018   #642
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Nokton 35 1.2


Still having loading issues and intermittent light leak (shown here). Camera is on the way back to Sherry OM1 and 28 f2 will be my mistress while my main squeeze is away.
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that sucks. Too bad that your M5 is a little finnicky.
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j.scooter, I hope you will have your M5 at home as soon as possible...
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Thanks guys.
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Old 11-29-2018   #646
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The tones on this one are amazing. Makes me want to invest on a few roles of HP5+
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Still having loading issues and intermittent light leak (shown here). Camera is on the way back to Sherry OM1 and 28 f2 will be my mistress while my main squeeze is away.
I love my M5, but I dread the day where I need to send it off for repairs. I think mine might be exhibiting some shutter bounce at 1/1000, with a strip at the right hand edge of the frame that has a bit more exposure. I don't often use the top shutter speed, but does anybody know if a bit of exercise dry firing would help? Or is it an issue that will only get progressively worse?

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The tones on this one are amazing. Makes me want to invest on a few roles of HP5+
Thank you, Pan! I think I got lucky with some good light with this one, but when you get things right, I find HP5+ to have very rich mid-tones. Here in the USA, bulk loading HP5+ is pretty economical.
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I'm developing my summer film rolls... I enjoyed a lot using my M5. Here you have one picture from them:


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Old 12-02-2018   #650
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Old 12-13-2018   #651
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So I spoke to Sherry last night and it turns out all of film loading issues were because of a broken take up spool.

Great, easy fix right? pop the broken one out put in a new one. Nope. Sherry doesn’t have any replacement spools.... she has an email into Germany to see if they have any and are willing to sell them. So I cross my fingers and wait.

In the meantime anyone have any leads?
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that's gutting. I haven't dealt with Sherry before but I've heard that she's the M5 specialist. I'm sure she will find something to make it happen.
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My M5 woes have continued as well. I got it back from being serviced only for the metering arm to break (it doesn't retract when the shutter is pressed), so it's off for another round of repairs. I have owned it since May and it has been away for service for five of the 7 months I've owned it.
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So I spoke to Sherry last night and it turns out all of film loading issues were because of a broken take up spool.

Great, easy fix right? pop the broken one out put in a new one. Nope. Sherry doesn’t have any replacement spools.... she has an email into Germany to see if they have any and are willing to sell them. So I cross my fingers and wait.

In the meantime anyone have any leads?
Did Sherry say what about the spool is broken? My M5 has sometimes been finicky to load, not always taking up on the first try. The tines on my take up spool aren't completely rigid, and flop about slightly when shaken.
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My M5 woes have continued as well. I got it back from being serviced only for the metering arm to break (it doesn't retract when the shutter is pressed), so it's off for another round of repairs. I have owned it since May and it has been away for service for five of the 7 months I've owned it.
Sorry to hear about your M5 woes. Hopefully it gets sorted out and is worth your while. Judging from your signature, you hopefully have a nice stable of RF cameras to shoot in the meantime.
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I just got one of these and read the whole thread. It’s great. Couple things I found out: if you want to move the film take up reel, turn the camera right side up and the plastic piece will fall with gravity. Just pluck it out and replace.

Second, the base plate lock handle can be loose. Remove the inside pieces (obvious how.) Then remove the threaded stud. I used a bolt with a nut on the other end to grip it. Once that’s out you can tap the handle so that the gap closes. I used a jewelers hammer. Mine started at 12.92mm and I tapped it to 12.75mm. Measured with caliper tool. Now it stays put.

Also the chamber plate is really hard to put back. Took about 30 tries to line it up with the battery check.

I first got an M5 and immediately returned it. Then a CLE, m4, CL, m4-2. Sold all those. I miss the cle. This time around I like the M5 quite a bit and the size seems “appropriate”. I’m using a canon 28, I’ll take some test shots to show how accurate the finder is.
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Hi,

I have a question for you: have you tried a Carl Zeiss C Biogon 4,5/21mm T used in your M5? Is there any problem using it?

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Hi Shab, sorry don’t own that lens. Hopefully someone that does will report back.

It was Christmas in January for me. Got my baby back. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder but after not using it for a while then shooting that first roll made realize how much I enjoy this camera. It is safe to say that this is my favourite camera of all that I have had (which is embarrassing to say but there have been very many). This has cured my gas for any other film camera, lenses on the other hand.... Voigtlander 35f2 I’m talking to you... haha

Still going through some test rolls looking for light leaks and second curtain showing up. So far there has been one questionable frame but will shoot the next roll at 1/1000 to see if it shows up again.

I can't believe how easy and stress free the loading is now. Just line it up per the diagram and close the bottom plate and away you go. Just as easy and drama free as loading my Olympus OM.

Below are a couple that I like from test roll #1
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I like it! Very well done!
What developer did you use?
I just got my first 100ft of ultrafine xtreme 400 and so far it is great to work with. Can’t believe how flat it is, great for scanning.
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Love it !
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I like it! Very well done!
What developer did you use?
I just got my first 100ft of ultrafine xtreme 400 and so far it is great to work with. Can’t believe how flat it is, great for scanning.
HC-110 1+31, I really like this film consider how cheap it is, (I paid 34 USD for 100ft, so less that 2 dollars per roll....)
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I can believe how easy and stress free the loading is now. Just line it up per the diagram and close the bottom plate and away you go. Just as easy and drama free as loading my Olympus OM.
Glad you have your M5 back. What got fixed to make loading better? A new take-up spool?
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HC-110 1+31, I really like this film consider how cheap it is, (I paid 34 USD for 100ft, so less that 2 dollars per roll....)
I have a roll in the freezer for the very same reason. Haven't shot any 135 yet, but the 120 is also great film. There's an image thread here for the Ultrafine Xtreme 400.
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BTW Ko.Fe mentioned you in the new Voigtlander 35 f2 thread. He said something about you being able to get special pricing at downtown camera. Keep me in the loop if you are able to make any arrange something.

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Thanks.
Apparently the take up spool was weak/broken since I got it, but being my first M5 thought all my loading difficulties were down to user error. Sherry installed a new spool and all is right in the world. 😀
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Apparently the take up spool was weak/broken since I got it, but being my first M5 thought all my loading difficulties were down to user error. Sherry installed a new spool and all is right in the world. 😀
Hm, did she source it from Leica HQ or did she had some spare parts on hand? I've sort of figured out a method that works for me, but still sometimes have mis-loads. I wonder if a new spool would solve the problem. Regardless, I chose the M5 as my entry into the world of film photography, and I don't regret the decision one bit.
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She ran out of spares and had to get some from Germany. I would recommend getting a new spool if you can, loading is now fast and stress free.
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Hm, did she source it from Leica HQ or did she had some spare parts on hand? I've sort of figured out a method that works for me, but still sometimes have mis-loads. I wonder if a new spool would solve the problem. Regardless, I chose the M5 as my entry into the world of film photography, and I don't regret the decision one bit.
Funny there was a thread here five days ago that appears to be gone. Someone said they got their m5 back in December with missing take up spool.
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I know what you are insinuating and vehemently disagree.

Sherry has a very long history of working on our cameras and good reputation. I think we are lucky to have her.

I find it highly unlikely and far fetched that she stole a spool from another customer and sold it to me. She told me in mid December that she was out of spoke and had to order them from Germany. She got the spools in Mid January and sent me my camera.

Let’s just leave that thread where it belongs, in the trash, and move on with our lives.
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I know what you are insinuating and vehemently disagree.

Sherry has a very long history of working on our cameras and good reputation. I think we are lucky to have her.

I find it highly unlikely and far fetched that she stole a spool from another customer and sold it to me. She told me in mid December that she was out of spoke and had to order them from Germany. She got the spools in Mid January and sent me my camera.

Let’s just leave that thread where it belongs, in the trash, and move on with our lives.

We’re all human - I make mistakes- we all make mistakes. I’m not accusing anyone of anything but I do not like that a thread is deleted. Who deleted it, why, and how often does that happen? What if the complaintent really did send their camera in with spool and receive it back missing a spool. I don’t see how that is impossible.

I was under the impression this was a free forum but perhaps it’s sensored And far more than I would have thought.

I wasn’t insinuating intentional theft if that’s you’re saying.

Edit: also people keep a good reputation when negative criticism is kept silent. I appreciate that company and the service they perform. I have an m5 that I’m going to send sooner or later so I depend on the few m5 repairpeople. But let’s be transparent, for our own good.
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Well done, especially that first shot of the backlit snow. I think the M5's spot meter is great for scenes like this.

Also, the Ultrafine Xtreme 400 looks great at 1600! What developer and times did you use? I have a bulk roll in the freezer, it may be the next film I spool.
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Thanks Dourbalistar!

This is my first foray into bulk loading and my first few rolls of the Xtreme 400. I am loving it!

I developed these in D76 1+1 for 18 mins per massive dev chart.
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