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Leica M2R, to buy or not to buy?
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Leica M2R, to buy or not to buy?

How many of you have had, or have an M2R camera? If so do you think the value will continue to climb, or are they just anothr camera? I have a chance to pick one up in nice condition with a CLA. Not a shelve queen, but a super nice camera to carry everyday. I have always thought would be one to pickup if I had a chance.

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I think it's a great camera. All depends on the price and why you buy it.
If it's 100% usability considerations, I would compare to a used M4, or an M2 with an M4 spool installed (not very expensive).
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But the regular M2 and fit a quick load kit...

It'll save you money and it's even faster to load than the M2-R, M4 etc etc...
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But the regular M2 and fit a quick load kit...

It'll save you money and it's even faster to load than the M2-R, M4 etc etc...
that's not my experience. I hate the slow load kits.

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I have had the load kits before also. Not a fan, since the M2R is a rare camera thought it wouldn't loose to much value. I do have an M4 also.
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They're great because they are newer than regular M2's. For fast loading however you'd better invest in a spare spool and fix it to a new roll in advance.

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The Leica M2R will be a future collectable.
It's the last of the truly German made Ms and they didn't make many of them.

If you can find a nice one it's a "keeper" IMO.
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I had an M2-S, which is basically the same camera and it was really nice. Have no idea about the value increasing, but it was a really nice camera to use.

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