How much is a 35mm summilux pre-asph worth?

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  1. nkbitsch

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    Hi guys.

    Today I was offered a Mint condition Pre-ASPH 35mm summilux.

    It has the serial: 328xxxx which I can't seem to find on http://www.antiquecameras.net/leicamlenses.html

    The guy has offered an exchange with my Elmarit 28mm Pre-asph + $1200.

    Would this be a good deal?

    I really want the summilux, but can't seem to find what it's worth.
     
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    I've seen them as cheap as €400-500, albeit in user condition...

    A mint one at that price & condition seems to be a pretty bad deal, unless you're a rabid collector.

    P.S. I just took a look at the auction site: people seem to have gone mad! Maybe it isn't *such* a bad deal after all... :-(
     
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    He wants your 28/2.8 Elmarit Plus $1200? Boy, that's a terrific deal FOR HIM!
    Also, which version of the 28? There were several and the earliest I believe, is the more valuable.
    KEH has several 28's right now in the $1500 range and no pre aspheric 35 1.4's The 28 is usually sold without finder which would add about another ~$200
     
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    Prices have increased significantly for most M-mount lenses since the introduction of the M9. This pre-ASPH 35mm Summilux has developed a bit of a following. Frankly, if I were in your shoes, I'd consider the 35mm f/1.2 Nokton and keep the 28mm Elmarit. I have a 35mm Summicron as my general 35mm and I use the Nokton when I need the extra speed.
     
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    Giving legendary Elmarit for Summilux , not a good idea. www.imx.nl , look for Summilux versus Elmarit tests. If you are not blind , you will understand what I am talking. Elmarit is a Leica lens , Summilux is a camera lens.

    Dont handle the hot pan Nokton , it has never closed to Leica quality. Stick to your lens and buy an tele elmarit with your money.

    Umut