A Leica M4 Resurrected

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Leicas are known to be precision instruments but like everything, they still break down eventually. Have a look at what a Leica M4 looks like disassembled!

Photo from Leica Bresson

Analogue cameras have a way of getting sentimental value each time we use them. It’s no surprise then that no matter how beat-up a camera gets, one still loves and cherishes it. With every scratch and dent comes a story behind it. Paal Audestad owns such a camera as you can see above. It has seen its share of battles and was already practically retired. But a workhorse such as this can’t ever be relegated to paperweight duty, so it was sent to Germany to be repaired. Here is the whole camera disassembled:

Photo from Leica Bresson

Quite a lot of parts, all sporting war scars, wouldn’t you say?

Information for this article was sourced from Leica Bresson

written by cruzron on 2013-10-22 in #lifestyle #film #disassembled #camera #vintage #leica #parts

One Comment

  1. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Lol I got two Mamiya 645s I'm ready to break down for the same reason.

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