Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/15

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Subject: [Leica] How to sell a Leica M2 to pay for an M8
From: crgrbrts at (Craig Roberts)
Date: Fri Sep 15 06:41:37 2006
References: <> <00c301c6d8cf$ae5b0b70$0a01a8c0@MacPhisto>

Christopher Williams wrote:

>Still leaves (John) short for the M8.
Here's how to do it:

For sale: Rare, all mechanical Leica M2 optical imaging device. 
Unrestored to maintain beautiful patina.  This marvelous machine was 
once used to capture crude images on "film", a plastic medium resembling 
thin rolls of paper coated with a light-sensitive silver impregnated 
gelatin.  This "film" was then "processed" in a series of noxious 
chemical to produce small rectangular images that were enlarged by 
optical projection onto a fabric wall screen or onto light sensitive 
silver gelatin coated paper which was similarly "processed" to resemble 
an inkjet paper printout.

Although a half century old, this Leica M2 all-mechanical camera still 
functions.  It's an amazing example of  novel 20th Century technology 
and "Old World" German craftsmanship.

$4,795.00 plus shipping

Selling the M7 and IIIg in like fashion might help pay for new lenses.

Don't laugh.  I'm wearing a "Old World" German-crafted mechanical 
watch.  I hestitate to reveal the embarrassing price.

Washington, DC

Replies: Reply from summarex at (Javier Perez) ([Leica] Wanted to Buy Macintosh se/30)
In reply to: Message from jamriman at (John Abela) ([Leica] FS: M7,M2,IIIg)
Message from leicachris at (Christopher Williams) ([Leica] FS: M7,M2,IIIg)