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    compur Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've seen lots of R4s here in LA. They often don't work, at least not fully. They usually have electronics issues.

    Clueless sellers (such as estate sale companies) ask big money for them regardless and try to sell them with "no returns."

    The Minolta XD cameras are very similar to the R4 which was a joint venture between Leitz and Minolta. A working XD costs a lot less than a working R4 and Minolta lenses are quite good.


     
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    Leica R4 review

    Leica R-Mount - One / Two / Three-Cam / ROM
     
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    From above R4 review:
    "Does the R4 age well? Yes, a vintage R4 can still provide good services."

    Yes, "good services" as a paper weight, door stop, fishing sinker, etc. :)
     
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    my mistake. that is the original lens, similar to the leicaflex. i have seen several leica R's for sale without lenses, mine will soon have an adapter. vin
     
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    not fishing sinker; it probly will float! BUT, quite collectable - with a lens. vin
     

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