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    Thank GOD I am not a leica user.....

    ..otherwise I would have to consider this.... (after a win in a lottery that is..)

    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/...164-0001-c1970

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    Estimated 50-75k EUR... Not terribly extravagant for a 90mm f/1 ...
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    Seahawks won Superbowl XLVIII.
    Next year's Superbowl is XLIX. Easier to pronounce than XLVIII. Sounds like XLAX.
    I hope that doesn't mean we won't be able to stop the run...

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    Why would the U.S Navy need a lens like this ?
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    Since WHEN has the US NAVY ever needed to qualify/quantify its "wants"? Since WHEN did the US Navy EVER need to "justify" them? ALWAYS!! BUT... since WHEN did US citizens ever DEMAND that??

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    It's probably soft wide open, so you're better off with a modern lens anyway.

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    Since WHEN has the US NAVY ever needed to qualify/quantify its "wants"? Since WHEN did the US Navy EVER need to "justify" them? ALWAYS!! BUT... since WHEN did US citizens ever DEMAND that??

    A gazilion dollars for a lens? So what? The American tax-payers are buying it and they won't bitch about it... or at least.. there will be no significant repercussions.........

    ETA: "Wide-Open" is in reference to American tax-payer orifices.

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    It doesn't look like you can even focus, it's girth covers the rangefinder patch window
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    I recently went to a presentation by Canon talking about their new EOSC300 camera. This is a new camera (both still and moving picture, digital, handheld), the camera itself is $16K, and they have made lens selection easy by making all of the zoom lenses at the same price - $45K each. This is for a piece of glass with no collector value, no cult status, just a lens.

    A unique, collector type cult lens should be worth much more!

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    Kinda defies the whole Leica stealth and portability thing. The lens probably weights three times as much as the camera.

    Emil/Gandolfi if you're really interested in acquiring such lenses there are some super high speed X-ray lenses that probably can adaptes to Leica mount and cost a lot less.
    It might only be a 65mm lens but it also only costs 290 Euros http://www.leicashop.com/vintage/oud...ar-p-5482.html. Or a 90mm lens for a mere 499 $ on the bay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rayxar-OUDE-...-/200746172451. Thom A from the Rangefinderforum has adapted a Leitz 1.0/90 X-Ray lens for a picker to m mount the lens goes for about 800 $ on ebay. 75 000 is probably the Leicashop/Westlicht Bonus.

    Benjiboy they probably need the lens for surveillance of Radar screens or a General's wife.

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