Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/22

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Subject: [Leica] Doomed: Leica 50 Asph
From: lambroving at (William G. Lamb, III)
Date: Sat Jan 22 13:11:57 2005


There has only been one batch of USA lenses since you returned yours, and 
was at the end of November when I obtained mine. Up until that time, 
earlier delays
were caused by the production of the titanium mounts for the limited 
edition titanium
cameras. Germany basically shuts down for the month of December for the 
Another USA batch of lenses is due in at the end of this month.

My wait for a lens was only three weeks because I buy from a dealer with a 
allocation. He received five in November because he sells A LOT of Leica 
Your problem may stem from the fact that your region in Canada may have 
NO allocation in November. (Educated guess.)

A friend of mine ordered one from my U.S. dealer at the beginning of 
December and
ought to have his very soon. If you want one from this batch, contact me 
off-line. It
might still be possible. Alternately, Tony Rose at Popflash may have a 
"grey" lens
with no USA warranty in stock, but I doubt the savings would be all that 

Mine has been flawless, mechanically and optically, but I did not want to 
torture you
with examples from this stunning lens.

Best Regards,


At 01:40 PM 01/22/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>AFAIK it is back ordered up the ying yang. Does anyone know of anyone who 
>has one?
>John Collier
>On 22-Jan-05, at 1:32 PM, Richard wrote:
>>Surely other people have it in stock by now?

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