Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/29

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Subject: [Leica] Camera Show Report
From: glehrer at (Jerry Lehrer)
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:16:42 -0700
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The reason my family and I refused to go to Memphis for the Leica Spring 
Shoot was the horrific
gang violence in that city.  I saw it on the History Channel.  They prey 
on visitors and rival gangs

Not my cup of tea, or Lagavullin.


Jim Shulman wrote:
> I saw virtually nothing there in line that would qualify as mint--it was
> generally Ex++ or less, used carefully but certainly not terribly worn.  In
> other words, about what you expect to see at most camera shows.  
> What did surprise me was the sheer volume of stuff that consumers were
> offering for sale.  If there were very few vendors and a ton of people
> flogging stuff from their closets and Zero Halliburton cases, it doesn't
> argue well for the continued health of the show.  I hope this wasn't an
> indication the used photo gear shows have entered their supernova 
> stage--the
> big flare-up before burning out.
> Some comments that there were very few folks signed up for the LHSA Spring
> Shoot.  Darn, if I could get to Memphis I would, but finances and work
> project demand immediate attention.
> There were a number of Leica items floating around with Golden Touch repair
> receipts attached...and a few sellers were quite surprised to find that 
> they
> couldn't expect a premium price for somewhat recent servicing.  Of course,
> to me that's not news--witness the number of restored autos I've seen, 
> where
> the restoration costs are almost never recouped at the sale.
> Jim 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: at
> [ at] On Behalf Of 
> Vick Ko
> Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:52 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Camera Show Report
> Hmmm.  Watching fleabay and recent mint Rolleiflex 2.8F's get over 
> $1700, I'd say that pricing still look strong for top-notch items.
> ....Vick
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Shulman" <jshul at>
> To: "'Leica Users Group'" <lug at>
> Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:58 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Camera Show Report
>> Attended the Ft. Washington (PA) camera show today.  It was just
>> fascinating.
>> ...
>> 2.       The realization that digital had finally driven a stake through
>> analog's heart-and now it's time to bite the bullet and sell the 
>> 'blads and
>> Rolleis.
>> 3.       A smart dealer could have a field day, if he/she knew what 
>> could be
>> sold quickly for more coin.  There was no shortage of supply.
>> Jim Shulman

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