Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/03

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Subject: RE: [Leica] short-term use of lens
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 09:36:29 -0500

What do you mean by "wide angle," Adam? 35, 28, 24, 21, 15, 12? I would
think that the answer to your question will vary according to your
answer. However, IMHO the prices of used lenses - at least as seen here
- - don't seem to have headed south the way body prices have. I would
think that if you buy a used lens for a month and then re-sell it, you
will probably end up paying far less than you would pay to rent it for
that period of time, although it may take a while to sell it.

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Adam
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 2:50 PM
Subject: [Leica] short-term use of lens

I'm going to need a wide-angle lens for maybe a month for my M.

Are there places to rent one of these puppies? Does it make more sense
to purchase one and then re-sell it? I don't have a feel for the market
and how much the lens will drop in value. This is "industrial" use -
that is it will be used almost exclusively indoors but because of close
quarters it might get a bit of cosmetic damage.

Personally I don't mind a few nicks and stuff in the paint if the optics
are perfect.

Anyway, what does the group recommend?

Best regards,

Adam Bridge
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