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Leica M5 - Camera

Leica M5 - Camera

35mm manual focus M-mount rangefinder camera released by Leica in 1971. It was the first Leica rangefinder to feature built-in electronics and the first to feature TTL metering. It was also the last Leica rangefinder to be built by hand in Wetzlar. Metal body available in silver and black chrome finishes.

  • Shutter: Horizontal cloth focal plane, 30s - 1/1000s
  • ISO range: 6 - 3200
  • Finder: 0.72x magnification coupled rangefinder with frame lines for 35/135mm, 50mm, and 90mm.
  • Rangefinder base length: 49.32mm
  • Size: 155 x 84 x 36mm
  • Weight: 625g
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Leica M

Leica’s M mount was introduced in 1953 alongside its first camera, the M3. Despite the rise of the SLR, Leica cameras have continued to succeed as their unique combination of build quality, speed, and discretion sets them apart from competition. The M bayonet mount, and the cameras introduced alongside it, offered (& continue to offer) a number of advantages over SLRs and other rangefinder cameras.

One big advantage is automatic framelines, which react to the lens on the camera to show accurate framelines in the viewfinder. This is even possible with older Leica Thread Mount (LTM) lenses if the correct adapter is used.

Other manufacturers, such as Cosina Voigtländer, Carl Zeiss, Konica, and Minolta, have also produced rangefinder cameras using Leica M mount.

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Leica M5 - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T55467 $2,207.00 Leica M5
Available T55847 $2,207.00 Leica M5
11 Dec 2023 T57161 € 1,739.13 Leica M5 - Camera Image
14 Nov 2023 T56667 € 1,999.00 Leica M5 - Camera Image
11 Nov 2023 T56032 € 2,039.04 Leica M5 - Camera Image
28 Oct 2022 T26700 € 1,999.00 Leica M5 - Camera Image