Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M4-2 vs M4-P
From: John Collier <>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:54:16 -0700

The only difference is that the M4-P has the 28mm and 75mm framelines. You
can easily update a M4-2 to a six frame finder mask set. Last time I
checked, it was about $200CAN installed. Late M4-P cameras also do not have
the M sync terminal.

John Collier

> From: "Juan J. Buhler" <>
> So, I'm still looking for a user Leica RF. I have read the resources
> in the web, but it would be nice to hear first hand opinions.
> I gather the main difference between the M4-2 and M4-P is that the
> M4-2 doesn't have 28mm framelines? Can anyone comment on using 28mm
> lenses on an M4-2?  Are the viewfinder the same otherwise? (ie
> magnification)
> In short, is it worth paying ~200 more for an M4-P instead of a M4-2,
> if the cameras are in similar condition?