Your favorite Leica camera body for use with vintage manual focus lenses

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Your favorite Leica camera body for use with vintage manual focus lenses
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The "Your favorite" series of threads now also include bodys, since no lens takes images without a camera body.

To avoid "brand wars" this thread is only for Leica.
Similar threads focusing on each of the other brands will follow.

So, which Leica model (mirrorless/rangefinder/DSLR, medium format/FF/crop etc) do you think is the best for use with vintage manual focus lenses and why?

Bonus questions:

  • What are the pros and cons of your favorite body?
  • How do you manual focus with it (describe the process)?
  • Does your favorite body have IBIS and how well does it work?
  • Does your favorite body have a database function one can build up in the body that stamps the lens name into the Exif and sets the IBIS right (if it has IBIS)?
  • Does your favorite body support adapted lenses in any other good way?
  • Which MF adapter brand and type (tube type with or without optics) do you use with your favorite body?
  • Which camera body from Leica that you have tried, should be avoided for manual focus vintage lenses and why?
  • Is there in your view a budget body from Leica for manual focus vintage lenses that would be good for a beginner or someone with a lower budget and why?

Extra bonus questions:

  • Since autofocus lenses have been around since the mid 80s and starts to become vintage as well: If you do use your camera body with adapted AF-glass, which AF-mount do you use it with and which adapter do you use? How do you think it works?
  • Any other thing about your favorite Leica body that is worth to mention?
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