Born in 1970 (Part 4).

Leica M2-R.


10 thoughts on “Born in 1970 (Part 4).

  1. gmlane says:

    This camera looks new. Where did you find or purchase it?

    • Check your email my friend.

      • Dimitry says:

        Hi Peter,
        Good to see you and family are safe and you are posting cool shots and getting back into Leica early film M bodies. Do you mind sharing the info on where to get something similar? Assuming they have more clean bodies in stock.
        Looking for nice photos taken with this beauty!

        • Hi Dimitry, thanks for your kind thoughts.

          I’m getting a few emails about this camera. There is no secret place to find these. You will sporadically find them in all the sorts of places. I purchased mine off of eBay after an exhaustive search. It was a gamble. Since many owners of previous M film cameras have – quite frankly – abused them, it’s getting more and more difficult to find them in this condition. I am happy to say that I will look after this one.

          If you do find a truly mint M2 or M3, be prepared to pay dearly for it. In my case, I had recently sold ALL of my Nikon gear, which helped make the purchase possible.

          • Dimitry says:

            Peter -thanks for a detailed response. I agree with all the points you made about scarcity and high prices for pristine condition ones.
            Good luck taking pictures with it and have fun! I hope you hold on to this one forever!

  2. robsonj says:

    These photos do beg the question… what did you take the photo with 🤔

  3. Lovely shot. Very minimalist. Just like the camera itself.

  4. Ian says:

    If you can get your hands on one in mint condition KEEP it,

    My M3 here has almost doubled in price in 3 years and only bettered by the Pakon F135 scanner I use which has more than doubled if fact tripled over 4 years

    The first M10 will be half price in 2 years my guess. FILM so good.

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