Old 02-20-2017   #521
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Old 02-20-2017   #522
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I just bought a Leica M5 with upgraded 28mm viewfinder! Love it!
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Old 02-21-2017   #524
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Old 02-23-2017   #525
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I was making up a mockup of how I use the meter in my M5. It can be a little confusing at first when people first see the M5 meter but I believe its one of the best meters out there. But I use this method to judge my exposure using the zone system, or if Im lazy I'll meter off of dry sidewalk.

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Old 02-27-2017   #526
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Old 02-28-2017   #527
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Enjoying this lovely camera:







These photos are from the same roll: Ilford Delta3200 shot at 1250 ASA and developed in HC110.
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Old 03-03-2017   #529
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Old 03-03-2017   #530
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Shab great shots. Looks like you're getting the hang of the m5 and also taking it out more.
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Old 03-03-2017   #532
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Thank you BLKRCAT!

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If I buy a M5 can I take photos like this? I already own the Ultron.

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Xavier, you have turned my head
Make me want to purchase the 35 Ultron M

Your photos are just soooo Good, quite Special with the Ultron !

Just looked up the specs , close focus too 0.5, yum !
Thank you very much Helen!

When I bought the M5 I wanted a good 35mm. Some years ago I used a Biogon 2.0 35mm... it was a great lens. But now there was the new Ultron. I was looking at the photos people was taking with this lens and finally I bought one. At first, when I had it for the first time, I thought it was a bit big, but when I put it in the M5 everything was FINE.

I like a lot to shot between 1.7 and 2.8. :-)
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One more with the M5 and the Ultron:






HP5 Plus [shot at 1600ASA] + Orange filter + HC110

The last days I have been trying two different films to shot around 1600ASA: Delta3200 and HP5 Plus.
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HP5 Plus [shot at 1600ASA] + Orange filter + HC110

The last days I have been trying two different films to shot around 1600ASA: Delta3200 and HP5 Plus.
Whoa! Freakin' fantastic!
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This is a neat visual explanation. I agree, the M5 meter is fantastic.

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I was making up a mockup of how I use the meter in my M5. It can be a little confusing at first when people first see the M5 meter but I believe its one of the best meters out there. But I use this method to judge my exposure using the zone system, or if Im lazy I'll meter off of dry sidewalk.

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Reading about the M5 makes me enjoy this camera even more. A year ago I was on the brink of selling it but I did not get the right price for it. So now I am keeping it and keep enjoying it. Keep the stories and the photos coming.
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Old 04-21-2017   #543
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These shots really are pretty decent, Shab. Congrats!
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Old 04-22-2017   #544
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HP5 Plus [shot at 1600ASA] + Orange filter + HC110

The last days I have been trying two different films to shot around 1600ASA: Delta3200 and HP5 Plus.

These are so good!! Which of your shots is at f1.7? Is it good enough to use wide open?
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Old 04-24-2017   #545
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Huss, Roland and Roel: Thank you very much!

Roel: the first two shots were F1.7 or very near to it. I like to shot with the Ultron wide open.
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So, I've been on the lookout for a good original M5 for a while, partly as a response to this thread but also as the camera has intrigued me for a long time. Most of the examples that I looked at seemed to have had their finders changed for the M4-P/M6 type finder with all those framelines which was a no go for me as I wanted an original M5 finder. I think I looked at six that had the later finder! Why would this be? Are M5 finders prone to deteriorate?! Anyway, so far I'm hooked on it! It's such a quick and intuitive camera to use...


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So, I've been on the lookout for a good original M5 for a while, partly as a response to this thread but also as the camera has intrigued me for a long time. Most of the examples that I looked at seemed to have had their finders changed for the M4-P/M6 type finder with all those framelines which was a no go for me as I wanted an original M5 finder. I think I looked at six that had the later finder! Why would this be? Are M5 finders prone to deteriorate?! Anyway, so far I'm hooked on it! It's such a quick and intuitive camera to use...


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Look for one with a M4 finder installed. Those were the best VFs Leica ever made, in my opinion.
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Well, the original M5 finder is basically an M4 finder with the same frame-line set. It does though have the added advantage of very cleverly showing the metering area for the given lens in use. This feature, to me at least, meant that any M5 that I was considering had to have an original M5 finder...
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Well, the original M5 finder is basically an M4 finder with the same frame-line set. It does though have the added advantage of very cleverly showing the metering area for the given lens in use. This feature, to me at least, meant that any M5 that I was considering had to have an original M5 finder...
You have a beautiful camera, with a great lens. The M5 is a brilliant design.

Do try taking some portraits with an Elmar 9cm f4 lens if you have a chance. It will feel and seem odd at first but the combination really works well, and that lens is amazing for what they cost. Same goes for the goggled Summaron 35.

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Add me to the list of new M5 owners. I saw one on ebay for $446 "buy it now or best offer" and offered $390. Since seller said that the light meter did not word and describe it as "very rough" in appearance I was expecting that I would have to send it off for repairs. The only thing it needed was an adjustment to the rangefinder.

I ran a role of Double-X through it and the negatives look good.

For now, I am using it with a Jupiter 8 and a Jupiter 9.

When I first took it out of the box I was a bit shocked at the size and weight of this camera since I am accustomed to using Barnacks, but the brightness of the viewfinder/rangefinder, the automatic frame lines, and parallax compensation are a major convenience. I took a couple of pictures with the Jupiter 9 in portrait mode and the image came out centered exactly as I had framed it in the viewfinder. That almost never happens when I shoot with my IIIf.
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I took a couple of pictures with the Jupiter 9 in portrait mode and the image came out centered exactly as I had framed it in the viewfinder. That almost never happens when I shoot with my IIIf.
Yes, the M5 has the most precise framelines of all the M-Leicas. Leitz achieved this by making the mask for the image on film smaller.
The M5 was intended for making color slides. Hence the lightmeter and the very precise framelines. The M5 was also intended as competitor to the Nikons F1 and F2. These were the first 35mm cameras - together with the Canon F1 - with 100% accurate viewfinders.

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So, I've been on the lookout for a good original M5 for a while, partly as a response to this thread but also as the camera has intrigued me for a long time. Most of the examples that I looked at seemed to have had their finders changed for the M4-P/M6 type finder with all those framelines which was a no go for me as I wanted an original M5 finder. I think I looked at six that had the later finder! Why would this be? Are M5 finders prone to deteriorate?! Anyway, so far I'm hooked on it! It's such a quick and intuitive camera to use...


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With mine the rf patch delaminated and so the whole apparatus was replaced. I actually preferred the original frames but it was replaced with those that include the 28mm ones. Guess none of the originals remain.
It seems that this is commonplace, but once fixed you are good to go.
As this repair is very expensive, I would actually look for one that has been updated just so you don't have to go through that expense if/when it happens.

It really is a fantastic camera, and I enjoy it even more because it is separate from the Leica herd.
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With mine the rf patch delaminated and so the whole apparatus was replaced. I actually preferred the original frames but it was replaced with those that include the 28mm ones. Guess none of the originals remain.
It seems that this is commonplace, but once fixed you are good to go.
As this repair is very expensive, I would actually look for one that has been updated just so you don't have to go through that expense if/when it happens.

It really is a fantastic camera, and I enjoy it even more because it is separate from the Leica herd.

Interesting about your delamination issue. How did it manifest itself, or what did the issue look like when it was happening? I must ask Malcolm Taylor for his two pennies worth when I see him next. I like your comment about it being separate from the Leica herd, I think that is what attracts me also and apart from that, it really is an excellent camera.

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Just to add to my previous post about my "new" M5 - After running several rolls of film through this camera, I put a 675 zinc-air hearing aid battery in it and discovered that the light meter DOES work. Readings agree pretty well with my VC Meter after adjusting for the fact that the M5 meter is a spot meter.

The 675 cell is a rather loose fit in the battery compartment but it works without adding an o-ring or aluminum foil.
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Just to add to my previous post about my "new" M5 - After running several rolls of film through this camera, I put a 675 zinc-air hearing aid battery in it and discovered that the light meter DOES work. Readings agree pretty well with my VC Meter after adjusting for the fact that the M5 meter is a spot meter.

The 675 cell is a rather loose fit in the battery compartment but it works without adding an o-ring or aluminum foil.
Congrats! Such a fine camera.

I advise to use an MR-9 adapter and a Duracell Silver Oxide 386/301 battery. The zinc-air battery can cause damage (oxydation) and is exhausted very quick. The Duracell will work for several years and the MR-9 adapter will last a lifetime.

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