Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/20

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Subject: [Leica] End of an Era, Tak of Mac Camera Retires
From: vick.ko at (
Date: Wed Apr 20 12:13:33 2005

Thanks for the report.

I think that truly rare items will always be valuable.  

Going a bit "of topic", what do you see in price trends for Nikon RF items, 
and are you seeing that they actually sell?


Vick Ko

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[] On Behalf Of MIKIRO
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 8:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [Leica] End of an Era, Tak of Mac Camera Retires

As far as I observe at camera shops in Tokyo, those who buy used Leicas 
are mostly gents in their 40s and 50s who are relatively new to Leica.

The vintage Leica bubble in the 1990s appears to have burst, but I feel 
there still remains substantial interest in truly valuable items. Today 
I saw at a consignment shop an original black paint M4 in very good 
shape with minor brassing for 400000 yen (about 3700 USD). It will sell 
before long.