Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R's longevity and production figures
From: "Alan Hull" <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 08:29:58 +0200

> Fr=E5n: Lucien=20
> Leica M =3D +/- 680.000 since 1954 (45 years)
> It's not a lot, but it's still possible to repair
> all those cameras, and I bet that the ratio camera produced
> versus camera still useable is one of the higher.
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This is the crunch that makes the cookie crumble.  Divide the price
paid by the years of use and it becomes the most inexpensive value for
money 35mm camera system ever made.

Alan Hull