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I guess I'm not alone in owning a few M bodies.

Depending on the moment I use most of them regularly and each one 'feels' different and I switch from one to the other and find joy using each one.

I often think about, if I could only keep one, which would it be?

My M2,M3,M4 BP, M6 or M7.

Depending on the day of the week, what I had for dinner, which wine did I drink etc. etc. I sometimes think this one or that one!

But, after wrangling with myself I have come to the conclusion (today 😊) that it would have to be the M4.

Its obviously very hypothetical and an emotional thing but at the end of the day the M4 is the pinnacle of the M film cameras for me.

Can't bear to imagine having to actually make that choice, but if I did then I believe that's the way I would go. 

Anyone else thought this through?

 

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Andy 

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I've owned M2, M4-P M6 Classic and MP. I still have the M2 and MP and if pushed the MP and 35mm Summicron would be my choice. Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!

Out of topic ...funny thing. Swapping M's back doors is my favorite pastime 😉. Some years ago, out of curiosity, M5's with the last M, more than forty years later model ...M-A.   Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden!   even the vulcanite/leatherette can be "continous acceptable grain"  

I only own two - a black chrome M-A and a chrome M4.  If I were forced to choose I'd probably pick the M-A.  No wait, the M4.  No, the M-A!  Screw it, I'm keeping both 🙂

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1 hour ago, andym91 said:

Anyone else thought this through?

No, but it wuold probably be my MP. I have an M4-P too.

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Me too,

 

M4

my first Leica would be also my last (not the same camera though)

the very first M4 traded for more 'advanced' M long time ago

if ...

- I had to do that, as nowaday I don't

- if film still available and I have choices

- if I managed to repair my two (or three remaining M4) before taking the jump

- in the end, each M would do ... or each film camera anyway (SLR or RF, CLE, etc.)

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It's just me - I went through all the Leica film cameras. I started with a IIIF w/50 summitar. Then many different M's  - If I only had/kept one it would be an M-5  (three lug)- that's the one. Again just me.

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I'd agree with a chrome M4. I bought mine in 1968 and it's still my favorite, although at times I take my M5 or M6. While my M2 & 3s have a more classic vibe, I prefer the M4 style wind and rewind in use.

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I always wanted a M4 but it never seemed to happen. I’ve owned a CL, M2, M6, M6 TTL and a M6 TTL Millennium plus a handful of Barnacks. Two years ago, I finally bought the M4,  an early production camera from the second run in 1967 so it has the solid brass rewind knob. After a lifetime of buying and using countless cameras I’m down to the M4, a Retina IIa , a Sony A7II that hasn’t left the copy stand I couldn’t be happier.

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I have a few film cameras. Retina IIIc - fantastic little camera, Canon EOS1n-RS, Nikon F2SB, Mamiya 6 full kit and Leica M4-P silver.

I started off with an M4-P in high school and have used many models, M2, M3, M4, M6, and M7, but I really like my current M4-P silver.

I think that I would like to have an MP someday, but for now, these film cameras work for me.

Joel

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M-wise nowadays it is just a lovely black M7 which like my R5, H503CX, GW690II and ME Super is gathering dust on the bookshelf.  My M10M has a lot to answer for...

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I own a mint original M2 BP with a Mint Leicavit BP.

I’m debating wether I start using it until I die, or do I continue using and brassing my other Eight Leica BP cameras that I all own since new (and which are all finely brassed). Yes, I’m a hardcode shooter and printer.

My choice would be M3 BP until deatg, but then again here I am owning the finest M2 BP one can wish for and I’m not using it. Very weird.

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