Hi everyone.

I have just been looking over ebay to get an idea of the value of my Leica equipment, so I can update the insurance I have. I must say how staggered I am at the prices being asked for some of the items - none of which I would consider as exotic.

Any ideas as to why 35mm Summicrons and particularly 50mm Elmars are so dear?

Even the items I regarded (until now!) as "cooking models" are apparently getting big money, such as the 35mm Summarons and 90mm Elmarits.