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    Leica Canon 5cm F2 Serenar and Nikkor-HC 5cm F2 on the M9, at the Marine Museum.

    A Serenar 50mm f2 sold recently for US$565.00. This was an auction, not a Buy-it-Now; there were 27 bids, so this is probably a legitimate price. There are two others for sale now for $435 and $799, but those are BIN asking prices.
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    Leica Canon rangefinder repair suggestions?

    Thanks for your responses. I just had Youxin do a Canon P and a Leica MD, and it took a long time. He explained that he was buried in work, and I never asked him to rush it. (It's not like I need the MD to shoot a wedding.) To be completely clear, I'm not criticizing Youxin in any way; just...
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    Leica Canon rangefinder repair suggestions?

    I think I did a proper search for previous threads on this topic. I was surprised not to find any. Forgive me if I did it wrong. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions about a repair person who is good with the later Canon rangefinders? I'm talking about the Canon P, VI-L, L-1 vintage, not...
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    Leica 7Artisans 35mm f/2 news - its a Sonnar

    Well, you didn't ask me, but I'll answer: I'd think it should be a bit less the the 50mm f1.1, and more than the Sony version, so, $200 to $250? (US dollars) At that price, I'd buy one, sights unseen. A hundred dollars more, $300 to $350, and I'd wait until there were several reviews out. But...
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    Leica Canon 5cm F2 Serenar and Nikkor-HC 5cm F2 on the M9, at the Marine Museum.

    I'd like to see that. As I mentioned, I had an f1.9 that was awful, but I think it was damaged. I'd like to see what a good one looks like. They're usually not expensive, but 50 bucks is a steal. Just bought a really nice DR Summicron for about 10 times the cost of your Canon. And a bargain...
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    Leica Canon 5cm F2 Serenar and Nikkor-HC 5cm F2 on the M9, at the Marine Museum.

    Interesting. I've heard of Canon 50mm f3.5, 1.9, 1.8, 1.4, 1.2, .95. Didn't know there was ever an f2.0.
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    Leica Showcase Canon 100mm F3.5, Black Version, 40mm filter thread

    Big "Like" for the pictures. How did you take the coating off? I have a black and silver 100mm that's moderately fogged. Nobody's looked at it, but John at focal Point told me that they are subject to permanent damage, he believes from humidity. Guess I need to send it to somebody, just to see...
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    Leica Older Leica M Film Cameras

    YOU have an internet presence, and a reputation. Ask Iberit for a review sample, just to see what happens. ;-)
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    Leica Cheap Chinese-made M-mount 50mm f1.1 "Sonnar" Lens

    Found my M3 in the basement, and the 7Artisans lens fits and locks perfectly. I don't have access to my M4 yet (It's in a shipping container in California. Or maybe Nebraska now.) That's the Leica that 7Artisans said would not work with this lens. Modifications to fix that issue caused the...
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    Leica Cheap Chinese-made M-mount 50mm f1.1 "Sonnar" Lens

    I ordered the first version, then sent it back when it wouldn't mount on my M3. Ordered the new version (Black, from 7Artisans on Amazon.) Now it's arrived, but I just moved and my basement looks like this: I can't find my M3! It's down there somewhere. It does appear that they tweaked the...
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    Leica Older Leica M Film Cameras

    Regarding the Iberit lenses: They've been out for some time; usually by now there would be a number on on-line reviews. But there aren't. Perhaps the distributor hasn't made the effort to get samples to the usual review sites. There's one "hands-on" report where the author posted comparison...
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    Leica Nippon Kogaku LTM 35mm f2.5 vs Voigtlander 35mm f2.5?

    Yeah, you're probably right. I hadn't thought of the 1.7 because I was taken with the small size of the (older LTM version) of the Voigtlander. And of the Nikkor. But there really isn't much difference in price between the 1.7 and the other two. Thanks.
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    Leica Nippon Kogaku LTM 35mm f2.5 vs Voigtlander 35mm f2.5?

    So, I saw a thread about the Nippon Kogaku 35mm f2.5 (I think it was Brian's) and got a bad case of GAS. Went to the bay to look for one and it turns out the the Japanese sellers are asking $500 to $750 for them. That's out of the question, not only for me but apparently for everyone else as...
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