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Lomopedia: Leica M4

Regarded by many photographers as one of the better rangefinders, the Leica M4 possesses the same classic feel and finish of its predecessors but with significant improvements to its specifications.

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Introduced in 1967, the Leica M4 rangefinder is the successor to the 1954 Leica M3. It features framelines for 35mm, 50mm, 90mm and 135mm lenses in a 0.72 magnification viewfinder and some ergonomic modifications such as a faster loading system and a different film advance lever that sets it apart from earlier Leica M models.

Technical Specifications:

  • Type: 35mm camera
  • Lens mount: Leica M mount
  • Focus: Manual
  • Exposure: Manual
  • Shutter speed: Manual; 1 sec, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
  • Aperture: Manual; f1.4, f2, f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, f11, f16
  • Self-timer: 8-10 secs.
  • Flash: Standard accessory shoe with separate bulb and electronic flash connectors

You can read a copy of the Leica M4’s instruction manual here.

Visit Wikipedia, Camerapedia and Cameraquest for more information.

written by geegraphy


  1. gauthierdumonde


    You my most Lo-Fi shot ever ! thanks.

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  2. carsten-schmitt


    F-stops are of course a bit silly here, because those depend on the lens you put on the camera and there are faster M lenses than 1.4!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam

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