Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/06/12

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Subject: resale value (was: Re: [Leica] M8 and the WAR)
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu Jun 12 12:44:11 2008

Doug you completely confuse the issue when you talk about shooting with it
and results you get with the lens. This has nothing to do with that. With
use. Results. This has to do with buying and selling.
And money.

This is not collecting.
This is trading.
This is playing with money. And its not photography.
Mark William Rabiner

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> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:34:31 -0400
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> Subject: resale value (was: Re: [Leica] M8 and the WAR)
> Seth Rosner <> wrote:
>> The retention of value of Leitz/Leica glass (and cameras of
>> course) reflects the fact that their optical performance and
>> build quality assure their usefulness for decades. One doesn't
>> have to buy and re-buy every several years.
> If I were of such a mind (and I'm not) I could re-sell my 280mm f/4 APO for
> a tidy profit even considering the time value of money, after several
> years' use and after producing many profitable 'keepers'.  Sounds like a
> bargain to me.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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