I bought this camera from Japan about 2 years ago and have brought it around the world with me and it has been working just fine. The lightmeter is very accurate when tested against my sekonic handheld lightmeter and is very dependable. On some occasions the lightmeter may not be working accurately thought this is due to the battery not being seated correctly as I have had to use and adapter to fit modern batteries as their old batteries have been discontinued due to toxic products but also scarcity. Just give the battery compartment a tap and and pull on the focal length preview tab to test the battery and it will go to the extreme right giving you an indication of battery charge and function. This is only a rare occurence and would only happen if you are jangling the camera about e.
I have had the same battery for a year and is still nearly at full charge and is only in use when the camera is cocked. Other than that no issues to report. The item "Leica M5 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera, Black" is in sale since Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Cameras\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "fua-steph" and is located in Southbank, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.