Advise on price please

mjimenez

Active Member
Hello,
I am very willing to become owner of a leica, (currently with contax s2). I found an m6 with summicron 50/2 at 1800USD, Is that a good price, please gimme your feedback, it would help me to make myself clear about that !
Thanks,
Marcos
 

wilsonlaidlaw

Well-Known Member
Marcos,

Are you going to be selling your S2 as I may be in the market for another Contax Body. My second CX body is currently a 139Q which is getting a bit old. You can contact me through forum if this is of any interest. Wilson
 
H

hektor

Welcome Marcos,

A bit on the high side in my opinion even if in mint condition.

Regards,

Justin
 
J

jgea

Marcos,
Before buying used, I have been useful to check the prices of keh.com, a reputable dealer that offers 60 day warranty and is conservative in its grading.
Good luck,

Juan
 
R

randi

Marcos,
prices vary,it depends on the place where you live and conditions
Here in Italy a M6 mint condition plus 50mm summicron cost about 2000 euros which is about
USD $ 2451
 

mjimenez

Active Member
Well Thanks to all,
Its makes my ideas a bit more clear.

PS: to Wilson, yes I'll probably will be selling my S2, but not before I switch to Leica, I'll let you know.
 

capocheny

Member
Marcos,

If that's a TTL model... the price isn't too, too bad at all.

If that's not a TTL model... the price may be about $200 too high.

Cheers
 

mjimenez

Active Member
Its not a TTL,

Are there any known weaknesses at which I should look at, i.e know issues to verify particularly ?
Thanks
 

capocheny

Member
Marcos,

The TTL model is important if you're going to be using lots of flash in your work. If not... it's not a big issue.

I use the Classic version and find it fine for my style of shooting. Most Leica M users tend not to use flash anyway... however, for the odd time, it could be a useful feature to measure the light TTL.

It's akin to Leica M users not using excessively long lenses...a 90 is "usually" the longest lens most folks shoot with. But, there are "those" times where a 135 would come in handy.

So, the bottom line is... it depends on what "your" needs are.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
 

mjimenez

Active Member
Hi,
I just wanna thank you all for your inputs that helped me to finaly buy my leica M6. I'm quiet happy with it. I think its a state of the art machine.
 

laurent_ldp

Well-Known Member
Hola Marcos,
do you have bought the M6 with the 50 summicron.? or do you have found one other configuration.? The price.?
I know that the price is important, but what is more important is what you can do with what you buy. If I calculate the price of what my car costs to me, now with the price of petrol, I think that the difference of $200, is not a big difference.
I bought my first Leica, when I had enough with elecronic of my Contax G2, a lot of years ago. After this, I bought other lenses, and a second M6, because when I travel I can't have only one body, for security first, and if I have one film for day light, and I need to take picture in the night with maybe 1600 ASA, the second camera have his good place.
Have a good plaesure with your Leica set.
Salu2.
Laurent
 

hyper

Member
> Hola Marcos,

I am totally in agreement with Laurent, and wanted to add something said by Frederic Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls Royce; "the quality will be still there long time after that you had forgot the price" ("la calidad permanecera mucho tiempo despues que se haya olvidado el

precio")

If you have the opportunity to buy another body, got an M3. In my opinion, the Rolls Royce of the cameras.

best regards,

Suerte y que la disfrutes !

Salud - os,

Patricio
 
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