A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Featured Equipment Deals

The March Monthly Project Read More

The March Monthly Project

This month we are photographing the alphabet with guest instructor Jackie DiBenedetto. The project will help train your eye so you learn to truly see the world around you!

Latest Equipment Articles

From Light to Ink: An Exhibit Using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers Read More

From Light to Ink: An Exhibit Using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers

"From Light to Ink" featured the work of Canon Inspirers and contest winners, all printed using Canon's imagePROGRAF printers. The gallery show revolved around the discussion of printing photographs...

Latest Learning Articles

Getting It Right in the Camera: The Imagination Game, Part 3 Read More

Getting It Right in the Camera: The Imagination Game, Part 3

Getting photographs right in the camera is a combination of using your imagination, creativity, art, and technique. In Part 3 of this three part series, we focus on shooting strategy and the role of...


Leica M4

Whitney Hey , Apr 07, 2009; 01:59 p.m.

I recently came across a Leica M4. I know next to nothing about these cameras, other than remembering from my childhood that they are of high quality. Full camera markings are Leica DBP, M4-1229775, ERNST LEITZ GMBH, WETZLAR GERMANY. Lens range is 28"- 25', or 0.7-10 meters. Any info anyone has about the quality and /or value of this piece would be greatly appreciated!

Responses

John Gleason , Apr 07, 2009; 02:38 p.m.

A standard source on current Leica prices:
Leica prices

And a standard source about the M4:
CameraQuest


Andrew Clark , Apr 07, 2009; 03:13 p.m.

Depending on the condition, $750-$900 on eBay.

Kris H , Apr 07, 2009; 05:00 p.m.

I think an M4 will fetch $900-1300 depending on condition. I have never seen an M4 sold for less than an M3 like suggested in that Leica price website.

That lens range sounds like focusing distance range. Try to have a look at the front ring and see what's written there. Something like Summilux 1:1.4/50 or Summicron 1:2/50. And get the serial number of the lens too to find out which version and year of manufacture.

Kris

Michael DiMarzio , Apr 07, 2009; 06:05 p.m.

Welcome to PN, I hope you stick around past today.

Back to top

Notify me of Responses