The Leica R5 is an improved and updated Leica R4. It has the same exposure modes, except the program mode has an 11-step shift capability. TTL flash exposure with Metz SCA series flash units was added as was an eyepiece with built-in diopter adjustments. The viewfinder was redesigned for greater eye-relief. The shutter speed range was increased: 15 to 1/2000.
All other features of the R4 were retained on the R5. The Leica R5’s direct successor is the Leica R7.
Mount: Leica R bayonet.
Shutter : Focal plane vertical , electronic , metallic curtain shutter with times from 1/2000sec to 15secs.
Shutter modes: Program, aperture priority and manual modes. (R-E only aperture priority and manual)
Exposure Modes: TTL integrated or selective (7mm) exposure metering.
Finder: Interchangeable viewfinder screen.
Flash : Hot shoe flash control 1/100s , TTL metering.
External controls: Battery self-check, Eyepiece shutter, multiple exposure, selective / integral exposure, DOF preview and self-timer.
ISO range : 12-3200.
Film transport: manual lever and motor drive or winder.
Batteries : 2xSR44.
Dimensions : 139 x 88 x 62mm.
Weight : 625 gram
Leica Summicron-R II 50mm F2 lens. 138mm. ( 1985). Made in Canada.
Leica’s series of lenses for single lens reflex cameras are designated R-series lenses, and are generally identified by the addition of the letter-R- after the lens name. The Leica R mount is a three lug bayonet mount with a 47mm flange focal distance. Although the R lens bayonet has remained substantially unchanged since its introduction in 1964, the R lenses can be divided into 4 general categories: one-cam lenses , being the lenses manufactured concurrently with and intended for use on the original Leica-flex body; two cam lenses , being the lenses manufactured concurrently with and intended for use on the Leica-flex SL and SL2 models, as well as the original Leica-flex three cam lenses, being the lenses manufactured concurrently with and intended to use on the Leica R3 and later models only. 3rd-cam or R-only cam is for use on the R3 and later models. This lens has not the 1or2 cam and has only the 3e cam (black tiered cam) located between the lens mount and the rear element, these lenses also have a slightly different mount shape that prevents it from fitting on earlier camera models ( Leicaflex)
Lens type: Standard lens.
Angle of view: 47 °
Variations: 1-cam, 2-cam, 3-cam, black and chrome.
Optica construction: 6 lenses in 4 groups.
F-stop range : f/2—f/16 in half stops.
Closest focusing distance : 50cm
Diaphragm setting type: 6 blades.
Filter type : Series E55
Accessories : Hood. Built-in
Weight : 290 gram