Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/18

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Subject: [Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron
From: chs2018 at (Chris Saganich)
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:21:48 -0400
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>Or, again if it's the non-goggled version, sell the M3 and get an M2 and 
>still come out ahead.

Doesn't work that way, it still pulls up the 50 frame line on the M2.

>--- On Wed, 3/18/09, Leina Gonzalez <gonzalel at> wrote:
> > From: Leina Gonzalez <gonzalel at>
> > Subject: [Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron
> > To: lug at
> > Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 10:24 AM
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I'm considering purchasing a set which, the title gives
> > it all away, includes a Leica M3, serial number 104XXXX, so
> > it is a 1962 model, in addition is a pre-ASPH 50mm Summilux
> > according to the serial number the second version Leitz
> > Wetzlar (I've read that many of these lenses were
> > Canadian made, and often preferred to the German-made lens)
> > and finally, a 35mm Summicron that is unfortunately missing
> > its "goggles." All the equipment is in nice shape,
> > its a user but not damaged and the leather is intact. The
> > exception is the minty Summaron, but still no goggles. I
> > guess I am waiving slightly in that I would've preferred
> > a nice M2 with a wide angle lens. But the deal is for 750
> > euros or approx. $1,000 , I'd like to know if this is a
> > decent price. I am not well versed in vintage Leica prices,
> > and I have looked at old eb**y auctions. And before there is
> > a ruckus, I'm in Germany. Leica bodies tend to sell for
> > less than in the states, I watched an M2 body sell for 300
> > euros the other day. Couldn't believe it. I would've
> > bid on it except the serial no. wasn't what I was after.
> > This is a private sale, but I don't have the chance to
> > return it if I don't like it or if if the thing breaks.
> > I'm not sure of the value of either of these lenses and
> > if they could potentially sell them later if they are not
> > what I want. I'd really appreciate any advice or tips or
> > suggestions to quit thinking about it and buy it
> > already...Thanks!!
> >
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Chris Saganich MS, CPH
Senior Physicist, Office of Health Physics
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital
chs2018 at
Ph. 212.746.6964
Fax. 212.746.4800
Office A-0049

Replies: Reply from h_arche at (H. Ball Arche) ([Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron)
In reply to: Message from gonzalel at (Leina Gonzalez) ([Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron)
Message from h_arche at (H. Ball Arche) ([Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron)