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    How to use your spare change...

    If you have $49,000 lying around and are so inclined to spend it, you could get this camera. It's the first production Leica IIId! I would think anyone who spends that kind of money on a camera would probably not use it. Would they even display it?

    More info on the camera on this page.


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    It's madness. I personally cannot stand the idea of a camera having been made and it not being used. Think of all those lost photographs!
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    If someone collects cameras and can afford to spend $49k on a rare one to add to their collection, then why shouldn't they? I suspect that they can probably afford a few dollars more to spend on one to use (and some more dollars to build a display case to keep the historically important one in good condition).

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    It's only marginally better than my IIIA OK a BIG margin But not $48,700 more . . . .

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    We call that "couch money".
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    Why does the serial number end in #2 ? Was #1` a prototype?
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    I'd buy it, but I want two of everything...
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    This kind of rot brings out the bolshevik in me. It really does.
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    Hey, this one is Just 12.000$ cheaper:
    http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...2BSI%26otn%3D4

    But, still too expensive for me. And It's for collectors, collectors don't shoot as we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prest_400 View Post
    Hey, this one is Just 12.000$ cheaper:
    http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...2BSI%26otn%3D4

    But, still too expensive for me. And It's for collectors, collectors don't shoot as we do.
    Not that I have the money, but even if I did I am not sure I would be willing to pay that much for a camera with someone else's name engraved/imprinted on it.:rolleyes:


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