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Subject: Re: [Leica] R-5 what to do
From: Vick Ko <>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 19:30:07 -0400
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How about:

1)   advertise it on the For Sale Fridays here, either for sale or trade

2)  sell the entire thing on ebay, using a reasonable reserve

3)  any familiy members interested in it?

.... good luck, Vick


>My father cleaned out his closet a few years ago and gave me his R-5, No.
>1762567 with a Vario-Elmar 35-70 zoom lense, No. 3319820 and a Vario Elmar
>70-210 zoom lense, No. 3372147.  This also includes the caps, various
>filters, original instruction books, camera case and a fitted leather carry
>case etc.
>The entire kit of bits is 'like-new' as he bought it on a whim but never
>liked it as much as his M series Cameras and therefore never used it. I have
>never outgrown the screw mount cameras and rare lenses that he gave me when
>I was 14. Therefore this camera has now been sitting in my closet for 3
>years. I have never taken a photograph with it as, compared with my
>screwmount cameras, it just seems too big to carry around. For those of you
>who will tell me to use it, you are right, but time has proven that I will
>always pick up the smaller lighter camera.
>I only consider selling this camera from time to time because it seems a
>waste to have it sitting and I could invest that money in more odd
>screwmount bits.
>What to do? I do not want to break-up the original set and sell the bits on
>E-Bay. Camera dealers will really not give me much as it was never the most
>popular Leica. Any thoughts would be most appreciated, otherwise it will
>stay in the closet until it becomes a true museum peice.
>Many thanks, Christian Hueber
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