Photokina 2014: Hands on with Leica's S & M (it's not what you think)
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Photokina 2014: Hands on with Leica's S & M (it's not what you think)

The M3 was Leica's first camera to offer live view - sort of. With the film tensioning plate folded out (shown here). you could see straight through the lens and focus manually on a ground glass screen placed in the film plane. The M-A replicates this design perfectly.

And yes - the rubberized cloth shutter sounds precisely the same as the M-series film cameras of yore. Brilliant.