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Fair price for R3 & 5020

magnolia70123

Active Member
Greetings: I have an opportunity to purchase an R3 with a 50mm/2.0 Canada Safari, both pieces in green. The lens is in mint condition and the camera has wear at one of the strap lug areas(slight brassing ) and the back shows some wear where the thumb rests. In terms of function all checks out perfect. The offer price is $600USD. I have several screw models and an M3. Does this seem to be a fair price and is this considered a good acquisition by Leicaphiles. Need an answer/opinion asap. Thanks.
 

mattinasi

Well-Known Member
Seems like a very good price. I paid twice that for mine, though it had no brassing. They are nice shooters too, and that lens is top-notch! Even with a CLA at DAG (or Leica) it would be a good deal.

I now have the Summilux Safari and I think that the Summicron was sharper. They are both great lenses though.

Who knows if the value will rise, but at that price I doubt it will lose any value!

Cheers! - marc
 
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Craig24

Manuel

The R3s are rather nice and very usable cameras. Not as popular as other models. But I think you should enjoy using it. They are a much underated Leica.

I'm not too sure about the safari green colour however. But the perfect retro 70s thing.

best wishes, Craig
 
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jgea

Manuel,
If the Safari green is not your main thing, the price seems pretty stiff. R3s are good cameras, but they can be found routinely on eBay for 200-225, and the 50/2 for about the same. The Safari model is always more expensive for collectors.

Juan
 
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