FS: Leica M2 with Rapidwinder

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  1. wfwhitaker

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    FS: Leica M2, serial number 941196 which dates it from 1958. This is a button rewind model.

    Mechanically this camera very nice. It operates very smoothly. The shutter simply purrs at 1 sec. The viewfinder is clear and accurate. There simply are no issues. Everything is very smooth, very "Leica".

    Cosmetically the camera is in excellent shape. But there a few marks. Most notably on the top above the viewfinder there is a rub mark. It looks in the photo like it's dented, but it is not. There is no deformation of the metal. There are also a few bright marks on the top. On the rear top right there are two pinpoint dings shown in one of the photos below. There is light brassing around the viewfinder in the rear. There is some wear to the bottom film rails at the right. This has not been an issue.

    The Vulcanite is tight and complete with no missing bits. Overall the camera is very clean as depicted in the photos.

    This camera includes the Abrahamsson Rapidwinder. I've probably not even used the Rapidwinder enough to break it in. It is essentially as-new, even though it was purchased approximately ten years ago.

    The original M2 baseplate is not with the camera. When the Rapidwinder arrived, I dutifully placed the baseplate in the Rapidwinder box so I'd know where it was. But in the intervening years I have moved a couple of times. I am 99 44/100% certain that the baseplate is in one of the many boxes at my house. But I'm currently about 900 miles away from there and can't look for it. Consequently, the Rapidwinder and the M2 are being offered together.

    Price is $1295.00 plus shipping/insurance/PayPal for both the M2 and the Rapidwinder. If you have any questions, please email or PM.

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    It's been a while since I've posted anything on APUG. For those who do not know me, I've bought and sold on Ebay since 1998 as "wfw". You're welcome to check my feedback there.
     
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    will is a great guy to deal with. do not hesitate to buy from him.

    good luck with your sale.

    eddie
     
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    Thanks Eddie!
     
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    if i didn't have a m3 ds i would snap this UP.
    i wish i had a camera to feast on your film too !


    good luck with your sale/s will,

    ( and welcome home :smile: )
    john
     
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    Thanks John!
     
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    Is my pricing really that far off?
     
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    Hmmm...a new Rapidwinder for an M2 lists at $730; assuming the winder is like new, then you're asking about $560 for the body, which is a great price for an M2. But ... there's no baseplate for the M2 if the purchaser doesn't want to use the winder all the time, and even though you say you haven't used the winder in 10 years, you still can't expect to get full list price for the winder. So all in all the package is an expected price, not a great price, i.e., not low enough to tempt someone to spend over $1200 at Christmas time, when other expenses mount up. I bet if you put it up for sale in the Spring at $1150 it would go quickly.
     
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    Thanks Trask; I appreciate your candid reply. My reasoning was $700 for the body and $600 for the Rapidwinder. M2 prices have been all over the place and $700 seemed dead center for a very smooth-running camera. But I think an even better idea would be to find the baseplate (which I do have somewhere), then sell them separately. Oh well, no rush. Come springtime I may have found a reason to keep it.
     
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    ahem....
     
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    Having an M2 winder on a camera body does not mean that one must use the winder. It can just sit there while one uses the normal film advance lever. I have found that a Leicavit type winder can actually add a little extra gripping space to a Leica body and make it easier to hold. It also looks really good.
    I have no financial interest in this sale - just saying.
    FWIW.
     
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    Still available.
     
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    I wish I could take it off your hands...but unless you have a Layaway plan, my hands are tied. :cool:
     
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    this is not a bad price, and i already have an m2 with abrahamson winder on it -- terrific combo.
     
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    Thanks! The re-listed price is even better.