Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M4-2! Fact or fiction
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 14:05:51 -0700

Good questions you never can know for sure. Tom A. bought an 0.58x TTL and
swapped finders with his black paint millennium camera. A hundred years from
now the AGM will hush as James Lager the sixth brings out the long sought
after 0.72x TTL with an 0.58x serial number. Leica collecting is a crazy

John Collier

> From: Stephen Gandy <>
> it is of course very interesting that these two particular M4-2's exhibit the
> opposite behavior.     I can't help but wonder if  even more changes were made
> during the course of production as Leica tried to find the "right" combination
> of efficiency and cost costing,  or if  the particular finders in your M4-2's
> have been replaced during their three decades of life -- or if these
> particular
> M4-2's have the original accessory shoe serial numbers.

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