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My 1967 silver M4 works fine and is my favourite classic M. I thought I would give it a new look, here it is ready to get some brassing around the edges. And no, I didn't do it myself, It has been done by a specialist this side of the channel. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

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I sold my M4 in 2014 and haven't used film since then. Tried a few digital cameras, had an M9 for a while that I really liked, but digital just doesn't do it for me. So I recently decided to get back into film, put up a wtb ad and believe it or not, actually managed to buy back the same M4! I've had it for a couple of weeks now and totally love it! Right now I'm using a Color Skopar 35/2.5 most of the time, but some day I'll get a Summilux 35 pre-asph again. Hello guest! Please register or s

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On 4/15/2011 at 11:01 AM, Beta Photography said:

 

I think the silver Leica is more elegant look while the black one is like a military look camera

Silver is also easier to take care compared to black one

How is silver easier to take care of?

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Okay, had to jump from the "I Love My M4-2" thread to this one as my questionably CLA'd M4-2 went back to the dealer for a full refund. I really wanted a "pure 4" more anyway so much to my surprise one turned up at a local dealer for a good bit less than I had paid for the M4-2. Not CLA'd but seemingly in good working condition with focus and shutter speed accuracy checked and a chance to run film through it the next few days and still be able to return it. Very slight haze in the viewfinder but far less than the -2 had and with good contrast and a brighter, crisper image than the  supposedly CLA'd -2 had.

Looking forward to film testing it tomorrow and if nothing frightening turns up it should be a keeper with enough price leeway I can send it to YYE, or DAG for a real CLA. The -2 had been priced at full dealer CLA'd dollars so had to margin to pay for another service on top of what I had already sunk into it.

 

 

 

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Congratulations! In my view the M4 is a better camera, owning my third M4 now and not having owned the M4-2 but had it many times in my hand, several copies, to decide if I liked it. Every time I felt it had more wear and issues than the M4's I met.

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My favorite handgrip: 90mm Tele Elmarit

Purchased this kit 50 years ago.
Kept the boxes, manuals. 21VF (not shown) and MR have a case.
Leitz filters, original caps on all the lenses.
Reprovit stud added to enable Benser baseplate use.
Still work and look super - scuffs on bottom of camera, else v. slight paint wear.
 

Not sure what value for insurance purposes??

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Very nice. I vaguely remember that I had one lens as a grip, but I forgot how that worked. Can you show us the bottom without the lenses, so, before mounting?

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9 hours ago, otto.f said:

Very nice. I vaguely remember that I had one lens as a grip, but I forgot how that worked. Can you show us the bottom without the lenses, so, before mounting?

Here is a link to a photo:
https://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/24028-large_default/benser-m-base-plate-for-m2-3.jpg

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5 hours ago, analogue pete said:

I've seen similar ways to carry an extra lens however, never two and using one as a grip!

Yes, that’s what I meant

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A new member of this thread here. I have just bought this first batch (1967) M4 from @gabrielaszalos - in great condition and I'm about to run a roll of Tri-X through it. I've added a 1977 Canadian Summilux 35. I will use it entirely for B&W, so no point in the photo being anything different.

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Congratulations on your purchase! I've just polished of a few rolls of Rollei RPX 25 and 100 and one of Ilford HP5. Looking forward t the results. I was very happy with the 35mm Summicron (Canada) that I borrowed from a great friend of mine while I was saving for some glass. I ran a couple of rolls of Acros through it with the Leitz 35 and the contrast and detail were amazing. These rolls were shot on my M4 with the Zeiss 35 f/2.8 as my budget would not allow for the Summi's price tag. I'll post some of the results when I figure a better way to scan the images as my V600 is not the best for my 35mm; awesome for my 67, yet kind of meh for the 35. Stronly considering picking up a Plustek off eBay for the 35.

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It's been too long since I used a 35mm film camera - I forgot to check that the film was properly on the take-up spool, so lost 10 (utterly uninteresting) test shots before I saw the rewind knob wasn't turning. I'll get back into the swing of it soon. I've been shooting large format recently, which doesn't have such problems.

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