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    Leica M lens Availabilty

    Well known that Leica M glass is in short supply ..generally out of stock everywhere . I ve never been shut out on any lens before . Got all four S lenses in a week for example. I have a bet with a well known dealer that I can find a 50 summicron black new in a week .....looks like I am going to lose .

    I have been wanting to get a new 50 summicron in black for a while and considering that my used one will sell for new cost ..why not ? Well because I couldn t find one .

    I made a list of every Leica dealer I had ever heard of in the USA and wow came up with 25 dealers . So I contacted everyone of them by email or phone and almost all responded . No leica M 50 s except an occasional summarit .

    Then I went to the next level and developed a list of 6 regionally located mom and pop dealers that might have one on the shelf . I found some lenses but no 50 s (this is not original thought right). Then I went to some dealers in europe same result.

    Has anyone seen a 50 summicron black NEW at retail .

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    Re: Leica M lens Availabilty

    Hi Roger.

    I'm in the UK, and two separate Leica dealers on two consecutive days have told me that supply is easing. The first had a 50 'lux (now mine ) and yesterday I went into a local dealer and he had a 28 'cron sitting on the shelf (still there ) - he reckons he's had four new arrivals in the past week.

    Not much help I'm afraid but hopefully supply is improving.

    Good luck with your search.

    Mike

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    Re: Leica M lens Availabilty

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Woods View Post
    Hi Roger.

    I'm in the UK, and two separate Leica dealers on two consecutive days have told me that supply is easing. The first had a 50 'lux (now mine ) and yesterday I went into a local dealer and he had a 28 'cron sitting on the shelf (still there ) - he reckons he's had four new arrivals in the past week.

    Not much help I'm afraid but hopefully supply is improving.

    Good luck with your search.

    Mike
    Thanks Mike . Leica normally has a summer shutdown in August . I would expect that they will ship as much as they can before they shut down . But then you normally see no more until September .

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    The thing with Summicron 50s in particular with regards to availability, is that far more of my customers want the 50/1.4s. In fact, when I was at Precision, I didn't order any crons at all, only lots of Lux.

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    And if the rumor about the 50 / 2 asph is true they may not be making any more . Or yikes a commemorative version ! Like the Noctilux 1.0 .

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    IMO, the 1.4 of the lux is more useful at that focal length, I like just a tad more contrast. Anything wider in focal length is usually f/2 for me. Other threads are showing the 0.95 noctilux, but none with much success. The local shops can be a great source of Leica gear, I recently found a 50mm cron and also a new M6 TTL. If I find another one I'll PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    The thing with Summicron 50s in particular with regards to availability, is that far more of my customers want the 50/1.4s. In fact, when I was at Precision, I didn't order any crons at all, only lots of Lux.
    was at Precision? No longer there Robert?

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    Re: Leica M lens Availabilty

    . . . . . not that this would be a good way to go but there are M7 starter kits advertized, M7 with a 50/2 for $6495.00

    One available at B&H: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...L_72_with.html

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    I'd sell you my 50 Cron if I could find a 50 Lux to replace it!

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    Re: Leica M lens Availabilty

    There are currently 50 Summicrons available from stock at two regional UK dealers I know.

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    Re: Leica M lens Availabilty

    Quote Originally Posted by wattsy View Post
    There are currently 50 Summicrons available from stock at two regional UK dealers I know.
    Can you help me find them? Thanks Roger

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    I'll PM you.

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