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Subject: [Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:31:28 -0500
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Have you looked at the "For Sale" postings on RangeFinder Forum?   There are both an M2 and an M3 for sale 
on the current page.  There are probably others in the earlier postings.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leina Gonzalez" <gonzalel at>
To: <lug at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica M3 plus Summilux and Summaron

>I hope that I have hit the correct reply button. Thanks all so much for 
>your responses, re: just wait for the M2, excellent point and I've been 
>waiting for many months to find a decent body and matching lens, I don't 
>know what is going on but it seems that there are only super mint bodies or 
>trashed bodies but not much in between. I've not only searched the auction 
>site but camera shops, classifieds, ect. I'm in Europe, where have they all 
>gone??? It isn't that I don't want an M3 (no complaints here) aside from 
>the lack of a 35mm frame line, and potential viewfinder problems; but I did 
>the M2 v. M3 question for a while and finally decided to try the M2. In the 
>meantime I've learned that the Summaron is indeed the model that uses no 
>goggles, but how that should work with the M3, I don't know. I found this 
>link: it is 
>the lens that I have been offered and the store here lists it as for the 
>M3, does anyone have any experience with this? Maybe I am missing something 
>here. And Chris, what do you mean by "it still pulls up the 50mm frame 
>line"? Sorry for the question, still learning...
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