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Subject: [Leica] Appraisal for a custom, late m2
From: len-1 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Thu May 8 06:29:16 2008
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Hello John,

Good point. When I look for a nice body for my collection I would  
never consider a recover. But it does appeal to a lot of people. So  
if you really want it you pay the price.


On May 8, 2008, at 9:03 AM, John Collier wrote:

> You don't add for the custom cover, you subtract, quite a bit too.  
> NOS shells, the only way to get vulcanite again, are rare and  
> expensive. Recover means good user with poor cosmetics.
> John "tough-love" Collier
> On 8-May-08, at 6:55 AM, Leonard Taupier wrote:
>> Hello Derin,
>> I am not an expert on camera appraisals but I know what I spend  
>> for similar equipment from reputable dealers. I don't buy from  
>> auction sites.
>> The camera looks to be an M2 and the lens a collapsable 50mm  
>> summicron. The condition of the body, assuming the camera is in  
>> good mechanical condition, will determine the price. If the body  
>> is mint I would say about $1200 and maybe add $100 for the lizard  
>> if you like such things. The lens is worth around $350. If the  
>> body has scratches and neckstrap rubs start deducting. And if the  
>> lens has haze start deducting. A lens cleaning will cost you about  
>> $100. If the asking price is around there and you only want a good  
>> user camera, look elsewhere.
>> Good Luck,
>> Len
>> On May 8, 2008, at 1:24 AM, Derin Korman wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Just wanted to know ow much would this be worth with the lens?  
>>> Everything works smoothly
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