Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/15

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Subject: [Leica] For sale, Leica & other
From: Mark Langer <>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 14:23:57 EST

Still thinning out the collection.  All prices in U.S. dollars and do not
include postage and insurance at cost.  Some items offered before, others
are offered here for the first time.  Leica stuff at the bottom of the list.

Olympus XA.  Incredibly compact camera with sharp 35mm f2.8 lens, aperture
priority metering, 1.5 stop backlight compensation, self-timer, battery
check. Comes with hand strap.  A pocketable classic.  $100

Olympus XA-4.  Hard to find (made for little more than a year at end of
production run of XA-type cameras).  Wonderful 28mm f3.5 lens with macro,
all in a package that weighs less than a 28mm Elmarit.  Performance that
rivals a Ricoh GR-1 at a fraction of the price.  $150

Yashica 14E.  leaf-shuttered rangefinder with f1.4 lens.  First camera
with integrated electronic circuitry.  Metering visible in viewfinder via
light-emitting diodes, similar to M6. Comes with case, and, if I can find it,
lens hood.   $99. 

Leica wartime IIIc with red shutter curtains.  Completely serviced a
couple of years ago by Reinhard Mueller, with only a few rolls of film
through it since.  Top plate shows some wear, vulcanite and bottom plate
clean.  Curtains sound and supple with no signs of flaking or cracks.
Rangefinder very bright,contrasty and accurate.  Suitable for both use and
as a shelf trophy.  $600

Leica brochure from 1936, 2 pg. duofold (6 pgs of info plus front & rear
cover).  Has descriptive information that gives specifications of all models
from the Standard to the IIIa, plus Focomat enlarger.  Snazzy front cover
makes for a nice display piece.  $20 

Olympus 4 cm. f2.8 lens in Leica thread mount.  Really rare piece with
original viewfinder,  case and both caps.  Front cap definitely original --
not sure about rear cap.  As this focal length is close to the 42.5mm
diagonal measurement of a 35mm negative frame, many consider this the
ideal focal length.  One of the few lenses available in LTM of this
focal length.  $350.

Series VI adapter for 73mm f1.9 Hektor lens.  $15 

Ever-ready cases for Leica screwmount that will fit Leicas or clones.  One
appears to be a IIIc or IIIf case, with strap.  Some wear to finish around
bottom front, plus needs restitching of top to bottom (about 3" of
restiching). European thread. $20.  The second appears to be for a Leica
clone of some sort, and has a broken strap. U.S. thread.  $10. The third is in
nice shape but lacks a strap and has some scuffing around the nose.  It is
only marked "Top Grain Genuine Cowhide.  Made in U.S.A." U.S. thread. $10

I'm happy to supply further descriptive information upon request.

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