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Hello- I just got my M4-2 back from a repair service for this light leak/shutter issue - a band across the top. I got my first roll back, and 95% of the frames didn't have it - but the last few frames did. None of the frames with my 35mm Summicron had it, only the last few with a 50mm Canon 1.4 LTM with an adapter. Is there any chance this is a lens/adapter issue, or is the shutter still the culprit? Band happend when shot into the direct sun at 1000th, sun behind be at 100th; and also in muted indoor light around 250th. Cheers
I recommend the addition of Leitz Midland Celebration Day to the photographic lectionary. As a reminder: When the M5 didn't fly, Wetzlar terminated the M series, intending to run with the SL alone. Thanks be to Barnack, someone at the Midland Ontario plant decided to put the M4 back into production. At the time, there weren't full production drawings for the camera because, in a true corporate memory, the German M staff carried the knowledge in their blood and muscles. Therefore the design specs Wetzlar sent to Midland were incomplete, and the M4-2 had teething problems. But the upshot is: Only because someone (anyone know who?) in Canada couldn't bear to see the rangefinder line killed is it--and the company--still around today. There should be a commemorative celebration and at least a plaque to celebrate the foresight of the person and company branch that kept the M alive.
I have been looking around for some Leica M Rangefinders. I have narrowed it down to a few: M4-2, M4-p, m6, m7. Which one would you suggest? I am leaning more towards the M4 options but i do knot know the difference between the two, nor the others for that matter. Thanks in advanced for your help. Edit: What are your thoughts on the Voigtländer 15mm, for landscapes and such. I am also considering a summicron 50mm f/2. Any other thoughts of good lenses, not too expensive.