Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/16

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 15 is up (also Paris comments)
From: "Steve Unsworth" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 11:46:59 +0100

I bought a 50mm Summicron from there last year, as you say, don't expect
ultra quick service as the owner does like to chat to his customers :-),
also he speaks very good English. And don't forget to ask if the price he
quotes is his best price - as mentioned he does appear flexible on price. I
still paid a substantial amount more for the lens than I would in the UK,
but I was there for several weeks and was bored with just having a 25mm lens
to play with.

The street where Maison du Leica can be found (Boulavard Beaumarchais)
contains a lot of other camera shops.


- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Nathan
Sent: 16 April 2001 10:31
Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 15 is up (also Paris comments)


As an aside, a visit to La Maison du Leica is highly recommended. For
visitors from within the EU the prices are not interesting, but the
selection is great and if you are looking for some really obscure
accessory, you will likely find it there. If you live outside the EU, as
I do, then decent deals are possible given the current weakness of the
Euro and the owner's willingness to deal. But do not expect to just pop
in and out; one of the attractions of the place is that Parisian
Leicaphiles pop in for a chat with the owner and each other. They have
sharp eyes and notice unusual things such as my Rapidgrip, which was
ogled and fondled by several people, so I think Tom may get some French
orders soon... Next to La Maison du Leica are two sister shops, Le Grand
Format and Le Moyen Format, dealing in large- and medium format