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Dear Leica R fans, Does anyone know whether leica R5 & R8 are made in Germany? all the best Eric

-- ERIC (et107@netvigator.com), November 22, 2001


The R5 was first engraved "Made in Portugal" and then "Made in Germany" and the R8 was first engraved "Made in Germany" and now "Made in Portugal".

-- Lucien (lucien_vd@yahoo.fr), November 22, 2001.

In this case "Made in Germany" means made in Portugal and finished in Germany. Made in Portugal, means 100% made in Portugal.


-- Lucien (lucien_vd@yahoo.fr), November 22, 2001.

M6 is also assembled in Portugal.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), November 24, 2001.

AFAIK, Minox GT-E and Minox TLX, CLX are 100% made in Germany, and stamped "Made in Germany"

If a camera was not 100% made in Germany, probably "Made in Germany" could not apply, instead something like "LEICA GmbH Germany" meaning Leica is a German company, with no indication of where the camera was actually made

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), November 24, 2001.

Leica M and R cameras are assembled by the plant in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal, which also makes binoculars

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), November 24, 2001.

Hi this is not an answer, I know... but I would like to know the price in which I can sell a R5. Can anybody help me????


-- teresa martel (teresamartel@navegalia.com), January 19, 2002.

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