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Leica M4-2

The M4-2 was basically a reintroduction of the M4, after the failure of the M5 in the marketplace. The features are basically the same, except for the lack of self timer. The camera also accepts a power winder, and has a hot shoe for flash.

Most M4-2 cameras were assembled in Canada, although some were marked Wetzlar, and some have both German and Canadian engraving. The very earliest M4-2's have a red Leitz logo on the front.

One thousand M4-2's were issued in gold finish with black lizard skin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Oskar Barnack's birth. These cameras are engraved with his signature and the dates 1879-1979.

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