Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. I can get magic with Leica M4 black painted, not only Leica M4. Some of the M2, M3 and MP black painted are excellent.
“Black paint is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
The M3 and M2 were the last “all metal” Leica’s. The Leica M4 has Film Winding Lever Plastic Parts. The ‘plastic’ on the autotimer and frame preview. These Plastic Parts are pure functional, you will not find any plastic in the M4.
“All Metal” or Comfortable
The plastic tip is actually a clever design, it can’t jab you, it can make your fingers comfortable. I don’t know how it happens. People like “all metal” more than comfortable, and so do I.
Why is Leica M4 Black Baint Cheaper?
Two ‘comfortable’ don’t make a ‘metal’ , they make a good excuse, excuse to save money. A Leica M4 black painted in good condition cannot cost much more than a M2 and M3 BP.