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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:56 pm 
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The bear eats you and somedays you eat the bear.

Went into a brick and mortar camera store today for a few minor supplies and there in the old tattered dusty used equipment case sat a nice, clean Leitz 21mm 2.8 E60 with the case and finder. Glass was mark free and no visible use on the body.

I asked to see it and it was mark free and dandy mechanical shape. Everything clicks and turns cleanly and crisply.

I then asked if there was any wiggle room on the price and the nice young lad went to the computer did a quickie search in some arcane file folder and said he could knock of 75 dollars.

I had the wallet out so fast he couldn't believe it. Out the door for 1274.50.

Now all I have to find is the hood. How hard can that be?


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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:09 am 
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Hey, nice find! Congrats.

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According to the serial number it is from 1985.
Nice shape and probably sat in a cabinet or bag all those years.


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JDLaing wrote:
According to the serial number it is from 1985.
Nice shape and probably sat in a cabinet or bag all those years.


Wish we had a brick and mortar shop that sold Leicas in Atlanta...just got the old used camera store with the occasional Leica gear. Want a new Leica? Can't see one in Atlanta...go figure.


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Got news for ya - I was in Germany last week and you can't find new OR old stuff! There is just nothing to be had, except for a few less popular lenses. Leica (and Zeiss) really need to get back on the ball with this nonsense. Dusty shelves is right - albeit empty ones.

Most lenses have a year wait, and naturally - product first goes to Leica stores - then dealers.

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Wow.

I have just about got all I want at my age.

Next week I'll have the two last lenses that I need (want).

I'll have 21, 25, 28, 35, 50 and 75 covered.


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