To be fair, the Leica M4 is the best industrially designed machine in the entire history of Leica M. At that time, Leica was serious about making products. Do one thing at a time, and do well.
The Leica m4 uses the most advanced winding system, the most advanced rewind system, and the advanced electroplated black chrome technology. It can be said that a new black chrome-plated M4 is the best Leica m in terms of technology and design.
The biggest feature of the Leica M4 fast film loading system is that it is fast, compared with m3 and m2. Fast film loading, fast film passing, fast rewinding. In addition to speeding up, the M4 is a combination of M3 and M2 on the structure. The M3 counter and M2 viewfinder were taken. At that time, the price was higher than the M2 and M3. The M4 fast loading system comes from the customized version of the Leica M2 army and the M2-R.
Leica m4 adds plastic spacers. Including the thumb pad, the small lever on the front of the camera is also decorated with plastic.
Production time: 1967-1971.
Production resumed in 1974 and a black chrome version was launched, which was discontinued in 1975.
Viewfinder: 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, and 135mm
Color: silver, black chrome, black paint