Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/09/21

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Subject: Re: M4-2
From: "Jeffrey L. Hymes" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 17:50:11 -0500
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Charles E. Albertson wrote:
> At 09:32 PM 9/19/96 CST, you wrote:
> >Hi group,
> >
> >I've seen ads for M4-2's which sell for a lot less than regular M4's.
> >Not knowing what all the different models are about, could someone
> >explain this one? Why does it sell for so much less than a regular M4,
> >which is almost as high as an M6? Are these things junk or what & what
> >are its distinguishing characteristics?
> >
>      The M4-2 was made in the Leitz plant in Canada for a couple of years in
> the late 1970s, and the lower prices vis a vis M4's can be attributed to a
> couple of things: collector disdain for anything not manufactured in
> Wetzlar, or a belief by some users that the quality control in the Canadian
> plant wasn't as good as in Wetzlar. I own an M4-2 (bought it used) and its
> always worked fine. I got flamed on a newsgroup a couple of months ago when
> I expressed the former viewpoint (collector disdain) by some guy who said
> every M4-2 he'd encountered was junk.
> Chuck Albertson
> Seattle, Wash.I have serveral M cameras including an M4-2. It is no different from the 
others interms of reliability and feel.
  Jeff Hymes

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