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Value of LTM IIIc with Elmar 3.5?

Ryan Meskill , Aug 05, 2010; 09:57 a.m.

I know this is a crazy relative and subjective question, but I found a IIIc on craigslist that appears to be in great shape. Serial 407xxx IIIc with a collapsible 3.5 Elmar that looks to be coated. It's sat on a shelf for years and although it's in great cosmetic shape will probably require a CLA and possibly a new shutter at least for the body, if the lens seems fine.
I don't have a good grasp of what the value of an old LTM in great shape is-the seller's asking for $475 for the whole outfit-is that a reasonable price for IIIc in such great shape, or should I be looking somewhere in the range of 300-400?


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Gus Lazzari , Aug 05, 2010; 10:50 a.m.

It's not a steal, but is fairly priced.
BTW, the Leica IIIc is my favorite no nonsense "Leica" screwmount.
(Except for the flash sync, it has everything internally as the IIIf)

Nomad . , Aug 05, 2010; 03:17 p.m.

Gus, did the IIIf not change to bearings in the shutter, rather than bushes?

Dave Zoll , Aug 05, 2010; 05:16 p.m.

Leica Lens Price Guide here

and Leica Camera Price Guide here.

I am lusting after a IIIg myself...

Dave

Christopher M , Aug 07, 2010; 12:35 a.m.

I think it is a bit high, even if it is in good working condition. $250 for the body, $150 for the lens, so $400 total.

I would placed a large discount on an "as-is, don't know if its working" camera. A CLA may easily cost $200

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