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I think I'll send some of my equipment to CLA. The service per camera here in Mexico is about US 140.00 with the Leica authorized Dealer. With my M-6 I think some adjustment must be done with the focusing mechanism "the images line up horizontally, but not vertically". The M4-2 seems to be OK. In fact I think it is lighter than my M-6 and feel very good in the hand, IÂ´ll probe it on friday, and post the images as soon as possible, so iI can received your opinion about them.
Hi you all ;
Anybody have any experience about M4-P ? how good it is compare to M4 or M4-2 ? Please help ..
I have hard time to use without meter <font color="ff0000"><font color="ff0000"><font color="ff0000"><font color="ff0000"><font color="ff0000"> I need MR-4 ? or handheld meter ? which is best suite ? Thank you..
All - jumping into this string a little late, but: I have owned an M4-2 since I bought it new in 1979, it has had one CLA and no malfunctions despite heavy use. There are some design differences internally from the M4, but nothing too critical - steel instead of brass in some of the film advance gearing, an aluminum st&ing instead of an engraved steel exposure counter, no self-timer. As I have said elsewhere on this site, I hope this camera continues to be ignored or even despised by the bulk of collectors - it keeps the prices reasonable.
My usual combination is the M4-2 and the M4 or M3, with a Luna-Pro or MR-4, or when it's just one camera - my M5. While you can feel the gearing difference - just a tiny bit less smooth in the -2 - the cameras are much the same.
Also - I agree about the MR-4 meter unfortunately. Though very handy and quite accurate, most are in pretty rough shape now. Batteries are available, but expensive. The "converter" solution - a sort of hollowed-out PX625 body with a diode and an S-76 battery - works well - I have been using them for about a year with great success. Still, if you're shooting 'chromes and need the metering accuracy, a handheld that uses a readily available battery is the way to go.
Hi everybody! Quick question... I use an M4P with the M42 winder and am a little nervous about the lock. Since the lever also is the on/off control is there a simple way of stopping it going passed 'off' and coming away from the body? I'm using gaffer tape at the moment (looks very elegant!)
Just bought a beaten up M4-P to take some of the effort off my M2. I don't know who the previous owner was, but considering it's only 16 years old, they should be ashamed of themselves. But then the black chrome doesn't help.