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    Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    I have the opportunity to purchase a fourth version of a 35mm f2.0 Summicron. It is the version IV "Bokeh King" in near mint condition in Chrome.

    I have no idea what a fair price to offer on this lens. I plan to use it on my M9. The lens is currently not coded. I would have to code it or is this really necessary? What benefit does coding have with the 35mm Summicron on the M9

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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    Here are some images of the lens in question.

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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    FWIW, I just bought same model, boxed, mint condition, CLA Leica with certificate (Dec. 2009) and Leica coded for 914 € on eBay.

    You also may give a look at http://www.antiquecameras.net/35summicronmlenses.html

    Cheers,
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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    Gerald; That works out to be about 1250 USD for a coded mint version. That seems like a heck of a deal...

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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    Quote Originally Posted by smilesire View Post
    Gerald; That works out to be about 1250 USD for a coded mint version. That seems like a heck of a deal...
    And I think it was. Very happy indeed.

    http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...d=&mfe=sidebar

    Another (black) just gone for 817 €

    http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...d=&mfe=sidebar

    Having said that, you've got an idea of the value... and an argument for your purchase. And we're more or less within the prices listed in the url I joined.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    Thanks. How do you enjoy the lens?

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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    Quote Originally Posted by smilesire View Post
    Thanks. How do you enjoy the lens?
    Well, that's another problem... Back from a trip to Japan, I had to send my M8 to Solms for repair... And it only will be back next week.

    So, I'll let you know!

    Cheers,
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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    I use a black version 4 fairly regularly on the M9 with sharpie coding and camera recognizes this and images are great. Ink seems to stay on even thru many lens changes. You can manually enter the lens type but less convenient if you change lenses much.

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    Re: Help: What would a fair value be for this Lens???

    I have a black one, and it is my most beloved lens of all time, all leica and any manufacturer. I prefer it to the asph cron for size, character and handling. I prefer it to the 35 lux for size, lack of focus shift and handling.

    If you would take all my lenses away but one, I'd keep this one and still be happy....

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