What do you mean by "unproven"?
Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Robert James View Post
Andrey, that is a pretty good price for them if they are unproven. In the long run, you have done well. If you use them then they are far more valuable! Eventually you will probably need to get them CLA'd. If you don't see any problems then don't worry about it right now. Plan on doing it though. They will last you the rest of your life if you take care of them.
I hope I won't have to CLA yet. They've been taken apart and serviced at some time. If they work now and work for the next 2-3 years, I'm very happy. By then I decide which one I like more.

I've spent the last few hours trying to understand my new cameras, my relationship to them and the promises they bring.

The fact is, I wasn't planning to buy a leica. I was thinking about them for a while, but I simply needed a body for zeiss sonnar. I was counting on some a bessa or a zeiss ikon if it's a good deal.

Bessas go for 400 and the difference seemed negligible for the "leica experience"

Now I'm looking at them. The body seems like a polished lovechild between a fed and a bessa. I know, I know. It's the original. But bessa has a better (brighter? ) viewfinder.

And the slow realization that there's pressure to justify me owning Leica with good images. No other camera purchase has been as introspective so far.