Leica M5. 3-Lug, High Serial Number. Great User.

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  1. kdemas

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    This is an Excellent 3 lug late serial number (136xxxx) M5 which is meant to be used. It's not a shelf queen with a small ding on the rear to the right of the eyepiece, a bump under the vulcanite under the back door and some little wear here and there but....man can it shoot. It actually is very nice looking as well.

    All functions solid, meter spot on, all speeds work as they should and the VF is clean and clear. A fantastic camera, my quietest Leica, beating out the M7s I used to own. Camera comes with a spare "zinc air" cell battery which has a terrific life in this camera.

    Price: $1100 Shipped & Paypal'd. Confirmed addresses please.

    Please let me know if you have any questions about either camera. I'm going to miss it but it's just not getting used enough as I'm on a Contax G2 kick with my film work.

    Thanks!

    Kent

    PS- I do not post on APUG much but come here for advise on film developing and process quite a bit. I am very active on other photography related sites if you need to check out my background, like here as kdemas.

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  2. Terry Christian

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    Aww, man, I'm actually planning to buy one of these soon, but I won't have the funds for two or three months yet. Sweet camera. Good luck!
     
  3. Richard S. (rich815)

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    Nice one! I'd be tempted by my wife thinks my MP, M2 and CL are enough for me! She just doesn't get it....
     
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    Ahhh Richard, you need to have a camera you hide form her, just in case :wink:
     
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    <<bump>>

    Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

    Kent
     
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    How about a little Monday bump! This is one fantastic shooter gang.
     
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    you tell your wife?

    listen, bub, to the uninitiated all black cameras look alike -- CL, M5, same-same. My wife once told me "hey, you always have a camera, i don't pay attention."

    SCORE!

    plus I have to use my own money to buy them:tongue:
     
  8. kdemas

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    Ha! That's the strategy :smile:
     
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    Still available. Come on now, you know you want it! :wink:
     
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    there is no way i can see to delete a message you realize was stupid, so I'll just say, in the words of gilda radner, "never mind." and let it go at that.
     
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    Friends.... looking to move this baby soon. Now $1050 shipped and Paypal'd to ConUS, actual shipping cost to world.
     
  12. kdemas

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    Sunday Bump.
     
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    Price Drop: Now $950 Shipped and Paypal'd.

    This is one awesome shooting machine for that price! It needs a new home, make it yours :smile:
     
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    Price Drop Again....: $900 Shipped and Paypal'd in the ConUS. Actual insured shipping cost to World.

    If you like a near silent street shooting camera, this is it.
     
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    It's a steal!!!
     
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    It is a pretty darn good deal. It's such a smooth and quiet M, I hope it goes to a good home!
     
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    Gobble Gobble bump.
     
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    Price Drop Again: Now $875 Shipped and Paypal'd to ConUS

    And the fun continues! How about $875 Shipped and Paypal'd to the ConUS.

    You won't be disappointed shooting this incredible camera, quiet and so efficient.
     
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    Can't believed still up for grabs ... =\
     
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    I can't either 3RiC. I think my use of the word "User" conjures up images of a KEH bargain grade camera. Oh well, live and learn!
     
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    I think you should try rangefinder forum...
     
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    Yup, been there, done that. Same error on my part in the description I believe. Thanks for the tip though!
     
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    It's a great looking camera and your description is very clear; I think it is just a slow market. Lots of choices and not a huge number of buyers.

    M5's have a fan base. I'm sure someone will give it a home in time.
     
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    Thanks Mark, I think you're probably right. The market is quite slow in general as you stated.
     
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    If I hadn't bought an M2 a month and a half ago, I would be all over this...