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    Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    I found a leica M8 w/ tri elmar and two other lenses in Georgia. Will gladly return to rightful owner.

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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    Wow, you're honest!

    I'd love to hear the story of how you found them....
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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    Wow!! Hope you find the right owner.
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    Is that tri-elmar black, with "Leitz" written on it, and has a maximum aperture of f/4? If so, that's mine .

    Seriously, though, I hope you find the real owner. It's a Good Deed you're doing. The world could use more of those.

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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    Wow! Very kind of you!

    You might try calling Leica to see who the camera is registered to.
    http://us.leica-camera.com/contact/u...phy/index.html

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    Thanks Edmund, first thing Monday morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmund View Post
    Wow! Very kind of you!

    You might try calling Leica to see who the camera is registered to.
    http://us.leica-camera.com/contact/u...phy/index.html

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    Kudos for being kind.

    I hope you'll find the rightful owner.

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    Having once "lost" an M6 TTL and 50mm Summicron myself, I commend you on your honesty. All the best with reuniting the camera with its owner. You are a Leica hero in my book!

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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    Remember: adventure before dementia!

    As Oscar Wilde said, "my tastes are simple, I only like the best"

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    Very much respect. Hope it finds it's way home.

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    here's an idea after mrphoto hopefully finds the owner, maybe fellow photographers here could donate a dollar a piece so mrphoto could buy him or herself a nice gift,

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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by mpmckenzie View Post
    here's an idea after mrphoto hopefully finds the owner, maybe fellow photographers here could donate a dollar a piece so mrphoto could buy him or herself a nice gift,
    Good idea ! -- or how about a print of his/her choice?

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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    The guy who lost this must be combing the forums... I know I would. The chances of a fellow Leica brother finding it is practically nil, but I'd check anyway.

    Thanks for posting.

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    You have my utmost admiration.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrphoto View Post
    I found a leica M8 w/ tri elmar and two other lenses in Georgia. Will gladly return to rightful owner.

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    100 thumbs up for a greatly honest guy.

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    Re: Leica M8 and three lenses

    Amazing .... Get DPI has such a stellar reputation that someone would even think of putting this information here ..... if and when this gets sorted out I too would love to hear the story on this ..... Good luck finding the owner Mr.Photo

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    Bump. Maybe a friendly moderator could edit the subject to say Found: and make it sticky for a little while?

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    mrphoto,

    You most definitely deserve the admiration of not only the rightful owner, when found, but from all of us. It's such a good feeling to know that someone puts concern and caring above all else. A truly great dead and one that should be rewarded. Thank you!

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Have you also tried posting on the Leica forum? l-camera-forum.com

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Further evidence of integrity here.
    Do the right thing, and it WILL come back to you...
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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Started a thread in RFF News section of RFF...
    Mentioned this, mrphoto..
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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Very nice . If you need a e-mail address for Leica to let them know what you have and anyone calls in than let me know . I can put you in touch with management.
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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Last year after quite some search I found a M9. The dealer wanted me to pay for it though, which I happily did.

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Any word if Leica had an owner registered on the find.
    Can't even imagine "HOW" you could leave that without noticing it.

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    MrPhoto is working on it and has promised to let us know the outcome.

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Still a little queasy just thinking about it...
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    UPDATE: The camera nor the lenses were registered by the owner. I left my contact information with Leica. The camera was purchased from a dealer in PA and the lenses were purchased from a dealer in Manhattan.
    Last edited by mrphoto; 7th March 2011 at 12:29. Reason: accidentally hit save before finishing post.

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    MrPhoto, I wonder if you have contacted the local police about this?

    I don't know the situation in the States, but in the UK normally police stations have a "lost and found" department and that is the first place somebody checks if they have lost anything of value.

    It may also be in your interest to contact the police anyway in case you are accused of stealing it. (Odder things have happened).

    Good on you for being so honest and I really hope it turns out well for the owner.
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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    I would suspect that the camera dealer may be able to point you to the purchaser. Unless they aren't good at keeping records, that is...

    So if you know who the dealer was, I'd give them a call.

    If you found it in a public place (state park, local park, etc.), they will have a lost and found process, and it is the first place I would go if I lost a bag of camera parts in the park, etc.

    Also, you may want to contact the local police to see if they have a L&F. But more so to find out how long you are obligated to hold onto the gear before you can legally 'dispose' of it. If you don't find an owner in 30 days (or whatever is considered fair due diligence), can you legally sell it or trade it in, etc.

    Good luck on the search.


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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Well done Mr Photo, and good luck in finding the owner. As the recipient of such honesty myself, many years ago, I applaud you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Well done Mr Photo, and good luck in finding the owner. As the recipient of such honesty myself, many years ago, I applaud you.
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    Bravo mrphoto

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Definitely contact the local police in the city you found it... if nobody claims in the allotted time frame, it is yours and you will sign a L/F release at the end of that period, that legally makes you the new owner.

    But, lets hope the owner is still looking for it. And you can be their hero!

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    There's hope yet for humankind. Thanks for the honesty and effort you're putting into this mrphoto. It's refreshing to read a thread like this instead of the lost/stolen horror stories.

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    Re: Found in Georgia- Leica M8 and three lenses

    Have you considered looking at the photos on the SD card for clues?

    BTW, I also congratulate you on you honesty and effort to find the owner. But I will also say that I would expect most people would do the right thing. We hear so much news about the baddies, but most are better than that.

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    Love it! Thanks for helping to restore my faith in humanity! Let us know how it turns out

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    You have my utmost respect ; pity that the owner did not register with Leica otherwise they would return the lens to him - few years back my house got robbed and they took my Leica lens... Police was useless and one day got a call from Leica director in the Uk that one of my lens that I reported was in for 6 bit coding - got all my stuff back

    But then again, hope you will find that owner that must be beyond panicking now...

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    Any luck finding the owner? Hard to believe that someone would lose this camera kit and not have gotten the word out. I would have put my gear on milk cartons....
    Possibly stolen from another part of the country/ state? Weird. What's the status Mr Photo?
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    maybe post some of his photos here and someone can identify him/her

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    you are great, +1+1 from me

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    Just curious - did you ever find the owner?

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    +1

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    Yea, did you find it?

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