After stoping the production of the Leica M-series in 1975 there was a hugh demand for Leica rangefinder cameras by professional and amateur photographers so that Leica moved their production to Canada and started manufacturing rangefinder cameras again in 1976 with the introduction of the Leica M4-2.
The Leica M4-2 has as one of the major changes compared to their predecessor Leica M4 the ability to attach a Motor Winder to every regular production camera. As with the M4 the light metering could be done by using an external Leicameter MR-4 light meter.
The delayed action was dropped due to cost saving reasons.
During the short production life from 1977 to 1980 there have been five different egraving patterns on the Leica M4-2 and the first 100 cameras have a red Leitz badge on the front of the camera body.
The offered Leica M4-2 is a relatively late example and comes from 1980. The condition is very good to mint, both technically and cosmetically and the camera will be delivered including original maker's box and Leicameter MR-4.
It has been fully serviced in March 2020 (full CLA).
Total production: approx. 16.100 units
Rarity forecast: R5