Leica R4 Chrome SLR Camera
The Leica R4 is a smallest compact camera of all Leica SLR cameras. It has most of the features that a camera owner in the eighties could imagine. It is extremely perfect build, loaded with features, accepts motor drive and has a high status value.
- One (1) Leica R4 SLR Camera
- One (1) pack of Film
The Leica R4 family of Leica 35mm SLR cameras was launched in 1980. The camera design was a joint venture based on Leitz’s co-operation agreement of 1972 with the Minolta Camera Co. Ltd. The Copal Company developed the shutter. Minolta’s version was launched in 1977 as the Minolta XD-11 in the US, the Minolta XD-7 in Europe and Minolta XD in Japan.
Ernst Leitz GmbH was not the only German camera manufacturer that co-operated with Japanese camera makers. Japanese were unbeatable in electronics and Germany has “always” been famous of the mechanical masterpieces.
The camera was assembled by the Leica factory in Portugal. A rotary dial selected the mode, changing between integrated & selective metering was effected by a small lens moving in front of the meter cell which was mounted in the camera base like previous models, but moved forward and angled towards the film plane. This was to allow the same cell to measure both selective and full field for which the secondary mirror was larger than earlier cameras. Selective metering measured from the central focussing area only, a circle about 7mm of the viewfinder image.
Samples of Leica R4 photos
All 35mm films are available from major film company. Various options from Fuji Velvia 50, llford XP2/HP5, Kodak Tri-X/T-Max, etc. Available both in slide and Black & White film.
Film photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. 35mm film SLR camera is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Leica R4 SLR Camera
Chrome body Black skin
Cameras are refurbished to make it to be in good appearance. Some may have experienced some small signs of wear, but mechanisms and overall condition are good.
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