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I have a M5 I got from my Aunt who bought it in the mid 50's. What is the approximate value?

 
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Jun 03, 2015 07:13 |  #1

I have a M5 I got from my Aunt who bought it in the mid 50's. What is the approximate value? I also have a the telephoto lens for it. It needs some refurbishing, is it worth it and what is a good dealer to do it?

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Jun 04, 2015 07:18 |  #2

Anyone know reputable dealer who refurbished M5 Leicas?


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Jun 04, 2015 08:48 |  #3

Here is a neat little opinion article on the M5, a bit of a love affair;
http://www.japancamera​hunter.com ...-leica-m5-the-lost-leica/external link
Also;
http://leicaphilia.com​/tag/leica-m5/external link

Here in RI my local camera repair guy is amazing! You could ask him about Leica if your willing to ship.
http://www.midstatecam​erarepair.com/external link


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Jun 05, 2015 16:30 |  #4

Well thats amazing because the M5 didnt come out til 1971 lol. But if its in LN/EX++ condition and the meter still works expect about $900-1300 for the body. I would need to know what focal length the lens is and a picture to determine the value.


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Jul 07, 2015 07:15 as a reply to J_TULLAR's post |  #5

Sorry, it is a M3 - 749285. That is what is on the top. Any idea of history on that serial? What it might be worth?


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Jul 07, 2015 07:56 |  #6

Check with KEH.com to see what they are selling thwm foe, they also purchase older gear such as that. Keep in mind that they have ro make a profit so their offer would be less than retail.




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Jul 07, 2015 08:09 |  #7

Well its the 49,824 made so not early first one out in 1954. Just do a search on e-bay for a quick
education on the worth of the M3. You will find many variables quite interesting.




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Jul 09, 2015 16:37 |  #8

http://collectiblend.c​om/Cameras/Leitz/ (external link)


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Jul 13, 2015 12:46 |  #9

Not an expert in serial numbers, just using my M as often as my 5Dc.
Serial number list is available on-line for Leica products, Cameraquest.com might have some info about special ones.
If it is regular M3, price depends on if it is working or not.


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