Leica M3 SS w/ 5cm Summicron & 9cm Elmar (w/ spare 5cm Summicron for parts)

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  1. Robert Oliver

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    Sad day...

    I need to sell my Leica M3 Single Stroke (serial number 1,109,387)

    Camera won't find it's way into any museums, but is a nice user.

    Shutter seems to work perfectly. Viewfinder is nice and bright and focuses great. Two dents... one small one on the corner next to the film winder. The other is larger and near the film counter. See pictures. It also was engraved by it's former owner on the back of the bottom plate. Easily replaceable.

    Comes with 2 (two) 5cm Collapsible Summicron f2 lenses.
    1st one has pretty good glass. Some cleaning marks on front coating. Also some internal dust. Aperture ring is a bit stiff, but turnable. I would CLA this lens if I had the resources. Comes with front cap. Takes great pics (see following post)
    2nd one has a completely miserable front element... a soft focus special!!! very scratched. Aperture is VERY stiff on this one. Rest of the glass looks good. No caps

    Also comes with a 9cm Elmar f4 that is in great condition. Glass looks really good.

    I will also throw in a Kodak Lens hood and adapter that presses on the outside of the leica lenses.

    $1300 + $20 shipping in the continental United States. it's located in North San Diego County if anybody wants to do a person-person transaction.

    See all pics here... ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/robert_oliver/sets/72157635404790293/ )

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    Wow -- this is a superb deal, I think. Good luck; sorry you have to sell it.
     
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    That is a great deal! I wish I was richer.
     
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    Wish I had the cash! Great photos BTW.
     
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    Thanks guys...

    and thanks for the props Hatchetman!!!

    How about $1200 for the kit including shipping?
     
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    I wish this advert would come out end of the month after my pay cheque is out.
     
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    Sorry... chloque,

    hoping to have it in a new owner's hands before then.
     
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    Do you want to trade it with rolleiflex 3.5F? Thank you!
     
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    No thanks Bush... Need to sell it.
     
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    $1100 including shipping in the Continental USA....
     
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    Oh man, you almost make me want to run to the credit union and ask for a loan... Drool. I love the Summicron, and have always wanted one of those Elmars. Come on, folks. What's wrong with you? :smile: Somebody needs to buy this.
     
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    I'm going through the early stages of Leica envy. I've just been sorta pricing things and doing "what if" scenarios. This looks like a good deal. In other year after I have saved my pennies, I would go for it.
     
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    Hi there,

    Is the Leica with lenses still available? I would like buy it if it is.

    Thanks,

    Graham
     
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    Thomas and Hatchetman thanks! I am so bummed I have to sell. Always wanted one of these! Hard to let it go.
    Graham, just sent you pm!
     
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    Camera is sold!
     
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    Fantastic! Congratulations. I hope you can continue to photograph with other fine cameras, Robert.
     
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    Bwaha ha All mine :smile:

    Package arrived today. I am delighted. I was so good passing up the original posting, and then you dropped the price and it was still available. Was not expecting the camera bag.

    Thanks once again,

    Graham