Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/07/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Equipment getting really cheap
From: "Phong" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 12:42:54 -0400

The interesting is that in the short term, the Canon EF (autofocus,
as opposed to FD) lenses hold their prices very well, far better
than Leica equipment ever did.  Long term is a different story.

I have tons of equipment I need to sell, I better get moving.

- - Phong

Frank Filippone wrote:
> Lately, the top end photo gear has been going for a real song.  Hasselblad
> lenses that would be snapped up for $2500 are barely selling for $1500.
> Large format lenses and camera bodies are going for 50% of a year ago
> prices.  Leica M series lenses are soft, forcing prices of certain non
> collectible items down 30% from 6 months ago.  A lot can be blamed on
> various economic issues, but I believe the move to digital is
> really giving
> the used analog film market a real whooping'.
> It is a (too) good time to buy......
> Frank Filippone

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