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Alex - I agree with David that the price sounded a bit high until I read about the 2x extender, worth as much as the 35 and 50mm lenses combined. A year ago, I bought a black paint SL with 35/2.8, 50/2.0 and 90/2.8 along with Elpro closeup lens and a Vivitar 285 flash. It was a private deal for $950 (US) and everything had a fair amount of wear, but no dents, and the glass was perfect. Your 180 is more valuable than my 90/2.8, so I think your deal sounds pretty fair. Gary Todoroff > From: David Young > > >>1) Can anyone give me approximate dates of manufacture for the camera and > >>lenses. > > Leicaflex SL S/N 13722XX Mfg: 1973 > 50/2 Summicron R S/N 25896XX Mfg: 1973 > 35/2.8 Elmarit R S/N 26206XX Mfg: 1973 > 180/2.8 Elmarit R S/N 24555XX Mfg: 1970 > > >>3) Asking price for the outfit is about USD1500 (net of 21% sales tax, > >>which I can reclaim). > >>Is this a fair price? > > On the Canadian market, that would be a fair price - not high, but not > excessively cheap, either. > > >>I'll obviously be making the most of the loan this weekend, but all advice > >>gratefully received. > > So? How is it?? Enquiring minds want to know! > > >I forgot that there's a Leitz 2x extender incuded in the package. S/N and > >condition unknown as my dealer's still hunting for it. > > 3-cam versions of this sell for CDN$1000 (USD $650) alone! Dunno what a 2 > cam version would be worth, but it centainly enhances the value of the > package! > > ---------- > > David Young, | Out of my mind... > Victoria, CANADA | Back in five minutes.