Why is Leica M4 Black Baint Cheaper?

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Black Paint, Black Magic

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.”

Plastic Parts

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.

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“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.

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