Leica M2 35mm camera 1963

Contributed by Peter Wendes

Leica M2 35mm camera 1963

This is regarded by many people as the finest and most beautiful camera the company Leitz ever made- exquisite engineering, made to last almost idefinitely, and used to take some of the most famous photographs in history. Humans will never make anything like this again. A pinnacle of human achievement!

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  • 1. At 19:06 on 22 October 2010, EsaKivivuori wrote:

    After 6 M-Leicas during last 38 years, I finally got a 2nd hand M2. It`s not a collector`s item, far from mint but it feels like a camera that has been used and that`s exactly what I´m going to do with it :)

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  • 2. At 12:29 on 19 March 2011, Zog the Undeniable wrote:

    It's a poor man's M3, I'm afraid. Ideally you want both; the M3 for the 0.91x viewfinder and the money-no-object construction, and the M2 for its 35mm framelines. I know some people prefer the M2's slightly cleaner looks (no raised bezels round the front windows) but then it lets itself down with that external non-self resetting frame counter.

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