Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/18

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Subject: [Leica] Collectible Leica temptations
From: drodgers at (David Rodgers)
Date: Tue Nov 18 14:30:13 2008


IMO everyone needs at one Rolleiflex and at least one M2 through M6TTL
(one in total and not one of each model). You never know when the film
bug will bite. They can be found now, but over time they'll become
scarce, and no doubt get more expensive. Those in better condition, at
I don't envision any digital camera every attaining collectible status,
even if it's the best example of its class. 

Like you I get a lot of satisfaction in picking up a roll of developed
prints. I also process my own BW, which is a lot of fun. 

BTW many thanks to John Lee who generously sent me two rolls of new
Ektar 100 to try. People on the LUG are the best!


-----Original Message-----
From: Vick Ko [] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:27 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Collectible Leica temptations

Yes Frank, very itchy trigger finger.


1.  M8 in Toronto, immaculate condition, one owner, private sale, on 
RFF, $2800 USD.  I haven't said yes.

2.  another M8 in Vancouver, $2700 USD asking, is 2nd owner, works fine,

but LCD has crack.

But - I think my treatments are working.  I've not said yes. 

I've been shooting film, and hand over a couple $20 bills every time I 
pick up my photos.  Very very satisfying.  Having the photos in my hand 
is wonderful; I don't worry about archiving negatives on any hard 
drive.  If I want to share digitally, I can scan the photo / negative.

So, instead, I lust for a mint Rolleiflex 12/24 2.8F with Xenotar lens.

And I wish the stock exchanges would rise, as I would like to stay on my



Frank Filippone wrote:
> I don't know if they are or ever will be collectible, but used M8's,
> major dealers,  are now not selling for $3100........!
> Vick:  Itchy trigger finger?
> Frank Filippone
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