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Leica M4 (Black Paint) + 50mm f2 Summicron Rigid (Type 2) (Black Paint) + Meter MR (Black Paint) + Leather Case for Leica M + Leicameter

Leica M4 (Black Paint) + 50mm f2 Summicron Rigid (Type 2) (Black Paint) + Meter MR (Black Paint) + Leather Case for Leica M + Leicameter

Regular price $55,186.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $55,186.00 USD
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Used item, no tax.
Tested and inspected with special tools and machinery. Delivered cleaned and working with no significant flaws.
The camera is from the first batch of production in 1967 (SN: 1181501-1182000). It was bought in Germany in 1967 and has been with the same owner since then. It has never been opened or serviced.

The fastest shutter speeds are slightly too fast and the viewfinder is slightly out of alignment. The lens has some minor haze inside it that won't noticeably affect image quality. The light meter is not accurate. Very good cosmetic condition in general.

We are capable of servicing this camera for you if you buy it, but decided to leave it unserviced for the sake of preserving its original condition.

Comes with original black paint body cap.

Body SN: 1181883
Lens SN: 2159688
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Leica M4 (Black Paint) - Camera

Manual focus M mount 35mm rangefinder camera released by Leica in 1966. The viewfinder has a 0.72x magnification and frame lines for 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, and 135mm lenses. Less than 5,500 M4's were made in this black paint finish. Metal body available in black.

  • Shutter: Horizontal travel cloth focal plane, 1s - 1/1000s + B
  • ISO range: 4 - 1300 (reminder only)
  • Size: 138 x 77 x 34mm
  • Weight: 550g

Leica 50mm f2 Summicron Rigid (Type 2) (Black Paint) - Lens

Manual focus normal lens made for M Mount 35mm rangefinders by Leica starting in 1956. This is the 2nd version of the non-collapsible Summicron and has a slightly different optical design from its predecessor. Also known as "Type 2". This is the very uncommon "Black Paint" variant.

  • Leitz Wetzlar 50mm f2 Summicron (7 elements, 6 groups)
  • Minimum focus distance: 1m
  • Aperture blades: 10
  • Size: 45.5 x 43.2 mm
  • Weight: 258g

Leica Meter MR (Black Paint) - Accessory

Exposure meter made for M mount 35mm rangefinders by Leica starting in 1963. Connects to the shutter speed dial of Leica M cameras to allow for coupled metering. This is the uncommon "Black Paint" variant.

  • Aperture range: f1.4 - f16
  • Shutter speed range: 120s - 1/1000s
  • ISO range: 6 - 1600
  • Size: 70 x 30 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 75g

Leica Leather Case for Leica M + Leicameter - Accessory

Leather case for Leica M mount 35mm rangefinder cameras with shoe-mounted Leicameters.

  • Size: 185 x 111 x 102mm
  • Weight: 326g

Also includes: cap, case, front cap, rear cap

Leica M System

Leica’s M mount was introduced in 1953 alongside its first camera, the M3. Despite the rise of the SLR, Leica cameras have continued to succeed as their unique combination of build quality, speed, and discretion sets them apart from competition. The M bayonet mount, and the cameras introduced alongside it, offered (& continue to offer) a number of advantages over SLRs and other rangefinder cameras.

One big advantage is automatic framelines, which react to the lens on the camera to show accurate framelines in the viewfinder. This is even possible with older Leica Thread Mount (LTM) lenses if the correct adapter is used.

Other manufacturers, such as Cosina Voigtländer, Carl Zeiss, Konica, and Minolta, have also produced rangefinder cameras using Leica M mount.