Jul 152013
 

Used Deals!

I was browsing the B&H Photo and PopFlash site today and noticed a slew of used gear, some old, some new-ish and some interesting pieces. Below are descriptions and direct links, maybe you will see something you like. :) There are new used items going up in the Buy and Sell forum daily as well.

 

B&H Photo

A 9 condition Sony RX1 for $2249 at B&H Photo

An in box 9 condition Olympus OM-D E-M5 for $729 at B&H Photo

An 8+ Chrome Leica M8 for $2099! A digital classic, probably the most film like of all digital M’s.

An in box 9 condition favorite of mine, the 50 Summicron f/2. $1799

A 9+ 28 Elmarit ASPH in box – $1799 – Great match up with the 50 Cron!

A 9 CONDITION Non Coded 50 Summicron. No box. $1599

A 9 condition 90 Summarit. Best bang for the buck 90 in the Leica stable. $1449

A LEICA CL film camera with 40mm Summicron in 9 condition for $999!

A 9 condition classic 90 Summicron, pre-asph. $799

A 9 condition 35 Summicron PRE-ASPH – $2199

 

POPFLASH

Wow, this is cool to see. The classic Panasonic L1 4/3 Camera (Digilux 3)

Olympus E-1 with battery holder, $199!

Leitz 50 Summicron – No coding – $999

Leica S2-P – $13,997

Leica 35 1.4 Summilux ASPH FLE

Leica 50 Summilux ASPH

Jan 252013
 

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Site Sponsors that keep this site going, I thank them all! Plus some Leica used deals…

It is no secret that in the past few months that Leica gear has been in stock at most dealers in the USA. Just about any lens or camera you want (besides the Monochrom and new M) are available right now, brand new. You guys know who the sponsors of this site are and I can highly recommend ANY of them if you want great service, great pricing and no hassles. It is because of these guys below that this site continues to rock on day after day. Without them it would really be tough so I wanted to thank them and let all of you guys know once again that these three dealers below are all TOP NOTCH, best of the best .

Ken Hansen – You can e-mail him at [email protected] and he deals in Leica new and used. I never know what he has used but in the past I have purchased all kinds of goodies from Ken including M6′s, MP’s, Contax T2, etc. If you are looking for a used item Ken might just have it and he is amazing when it comes to customer service and speed of shipping.  Ken is taking pre-orders for the new M and Monochrom so be sure to send him an e-mail if you want in.

 

POPFLASH – Tony Rose is no stranger to Leica fans and I can not say one bad thing about his business, service or pricing. In fact, you can find some great buys at his website when it comes to Leica gear. He always has interesting gear to browse and also sells some of the killer Artisan and Artist gear such as straps and bags. He sells Zeiss as well so take a look over at POPFLASH.COM to see what he has available today.

popflash has this SWEET Zeiss Super Wide Ikon setup on sale for $1,777 (normally $2497) – See it here!

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THE PRO SHOP - The newest and last “shop” sponsor of this site the Pro Shop has all kinds of Leica gear, and a huge inventory of new stock of lenses, cameras and even the new S2-P for $19,999 brand new in box with special warranty – aBOUT $6K less than B&H Photo is selling a used one for. These guys are also great and know their stuff. If it is Leica you want, give them a call at 561-253-2606 or check out their site HERE.

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Other shops I HIGHLY recommend for everything and anything else

Other shops I recommend are B&H Photo, Dale Photo and of course, Amazon for just about anything you could ever need. I use Amazon every week and even have home necessities on subscription. Every months I get a case of dog food delivered, cat food, paper towels, dishwashing soap and laundry detergent and more. This cuts down on my grocery trips, saves me money and is super convenient. So while I recommend the guys above for anything Leica, I recommend B&H photo for all other photo needs and Amazon for just about anything you could ever want. Cameras, electronics, music, and everything in between. When you guys follow my links on this site to these shops and make a purchase of ANYTHING I will then get a small commission, a few cents when you buy some diapers for example. Over time it adds up and helps this site to keep expanding and going.

SO FOR THAT I THANK ALL OF YOU! Without the readers, all of you, even those who disagree with me…well, this site would not be able to go on. So thank you all.

 

As mentioned, Dale Photo is also an exceptional Leica dealer so be sure to check them out as well because they also have some cool used deals at times as well as pre-orders on new gear.

Of course there is one more site sponsor and I use their services quite often..LENSRENTALS.COM. They rent the coolest cameras and lenses and they make it so easy to do so. Hassle free, even including the return packaging and label, all prepaid. If you ahve been thinking of a camera but are not sure, rent it first so you know. They even rent the Leica Monochrom! 

With that, here are a few USED Leica deals on the B&H Photo used site:

Leica Noctilux F1 with slide out hood (latest before the new f/0.95) and this one comes in at a recent record low of $5995 It is softer than the 0.95 but has so much more “Character” – see some samples HERE from quite a while ago.

LEICA 90 Elmarit, latest before discontinuing. This lens is the one everyone seems to search for. B&H has one for $1499, $800 less than I sold my last one for a couple of years ago. With the new M, this lens should be a breeze to focus. $1499

How about this? A used Leica M8.2 Safari Limited Edition set with chrome 28 Elmarit. I so wanted this when it came out but just could not swing it. Looks like it is keeping its value though because at $6999 it is not cheap! Dale has it USED. 

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A great find here…A Leica 35mm Summicron f/2 “King Of Bokeh” V4 with 6 bit coding. $1995 at Dale

I hope everyone here has a GREAT weekend, enjoy it!

Steve

Nov 222012
 

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday is just about here! Special Deals.

It’s that time yet again! Every year I usually make a post with some kind of black Friday deals but the truth is that you guys know what you want and how to look for it. If you want a Fuji X100, you know you can get it at Amazon or B&H Photo. If you want a Leica Noctilux you know you can give Ken Hansen an e-mail and say “I WANT IT”. If you have been lusting after a 35 or 50 Summuilux ASPH you can call the Pro Shop at 561-253-2606. PopFlash has loads of cool Leica gear in stock as well right now and Dale Photo even has that cool new Leica book called “99 Years of Leica” which I hope to review soon. I have heard great things about it and will have one here to peruse soon :) More deals below but 1st…

It is Thanksgiving today and as the Turkey is cooking and the smells are filling the house with that familiar holiday aroma I am sitting at my desk being thankful for the things I have now without worrying about what I will have tomorrow. I am thankful for my son Brandon, who has always been the greatest kid ever. Never has given me one cause to worry and even as a 16 year old hormone filled teen he is never disrespectful or rotten. I am his dad and we are also best friends as well and that is pretty special to me.  I am also thankful for my modest home, my fiancee and her daughters. They have been in my life for well over a year now and it has been awesome having someone here with me who I can get along with and have so much fun with. I am thankful for having what I have, even if it is not that much or anything to brag about. I am thankful for my health and the fact that at age 43 I am still feeling like I am 23. I am thankful for this website and ALL of you who stop by to read it. You may not always agree with me but that is a part of life. If we all agreed on every little thing the world would be a boring place.

So thanks once again to ALL of you who visit this site. It has grown quite a bit over the past year and 2012 has been the best yet. I also thank the site sponsors for helping keep this website alive and for those who send me their products for review so there is always something interesting to look at. I also thank those of you who submitted guest posts and daily inspirations all year long! These are the things that keep this community going and growing and I hope to grow even more in 2013. There will be 2-3 workshops in 2013 and possibly a new 2013 Cruise to all new destinations. I am planning the RV Road trip for me and 4-5 others as we trek across Route 66 looking for amazing photo opportunities. So much is yet to come and yes, I am thankful for that as well. So I guess I am thankful for what is to come after all :)

So to everyone, enjoy your day and family and I hope you spend it doing whatever it is you love to do the most. Thank you all!

Steve

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Oh, and don’t forget the Black Friday deals! Links Below to B&H Photo and Amazon!

B&H Photo Black Friday - Main page

Amazon Black Friday - Main page

Batteries for the Sony RX1 – CHEAP and now in stock at Amazon (wont last once camera ships, and you will need them! I ordered three) $7.85 each!

SANDISK Extreme 32Gb SD Card – $32

SANDISK Extreme 64 GB SD card – $64

FUJI X100 BLACK with 2% Rewards back – $1399

Nikon V1 and 10-30 Zoom with a HUGE price drop. This is a steal.

NIKON V1 ULTIMATE KIT AT A HUGE savings! With 10-100 power zoom, flash, adapter, case, kit lens and more for $899

LensRentals 25% off rentals and Used Lenses deals! Here is a list of all items for sale.

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Other HOT gear in stock NOW.

Olympus 60 Macro – Amazing lens..review soon. $499 at Amazon

EVF for Sony RX1 – Not in stock but ships around same time as RX1 (2-3 weeks)

Desirable black paint Leica 50 Summilux with classic knurled focus ring - USED but this is a great lens.

Leica 35 Summilux FLE in stock!

One of the best 90mm lenses you can get for your Leica, the 90 Summarit and its the cheapest! Email Ken Hansen HERE.

Leica M-E in stock. Also HERE

Leica D-Lux 6 in stock

Sony NEX-6 in stock!

The son of the RX1, the amazing RX100

Leica 35 Summircon USED DEAL!

Olympus OM-D with Kit Zoom…black. 

Black Special edition Olympus 12mm f/2

One of my fave lenses and beautiful on the Leica MM – IN STOCK!

Sep 232012
 

Used Leica Lens Deals at B&H Photo

Was just browsing the used section at B&H Photo and found a TON of Leica glass. While the demand for the glass has slowed I feel it will gain more steam by 2013 due to the new M. Many will happily stay with their M9 but some will buy into the M-E due to the lower price and the new M just for the new features.

Here are some of the better lenses available used at B&H right now and let me tell ya, some of these are INVESTMENTS. Lenses in the Leica stable that will always do better a few years down the road are lenses like the 35 Summilux, 50 Summilux, 90 Summicron, f/1 Noctilux, etc. Leica glass is one thing that you never have to worry about when considering resale value unless you overpay of course.

Leica 90 Summicron f/2 APO with case – 8+ – $2699

Leica 35 Summilux 1.4 PRE-ASPH – The tiny wonder with gobs of character – 9 condition – $2699

The Leica 75 Summarit – 10 condition as new – $1599

Leica 21 2.8 elmarit – 9+ with hood – $2499

Leica 50 1.4 Summilux Pre-Asph – 9+ – chrome – $2999 (Damn, these were $1500 used 3 years ago)

Leica 28 Summicron f/2 – 9 condition – with hood – $3499

Jun 242012
 

Lazy Sunday used deals! Well, some are deals! Leica, Olympus, Fuji, Nikon and more!

It’s the weekend and today I am going to be busy transferring all of the old reviews from my old iWeb site to this site because Apple is shutting down all mobile me services at the end of the month. So yes, I will be busy all day. Before I get to that though I thought I would mention that there are MANY great buys in the classified section here. Everything from a full Nikon V1 kit with everything included to a Fuji X100 with all accessories to a black OM-D from yours truly (have a silver on the way).

Check out the classified section HERE 

Also, noticed that B&H Photo had some used deals on Leica today…check out what they have below – click each image to be taken to their site for ordering or to check it out further. The 50 cron is the one I would go for because I would never spend the cash on the new 50 cron as we are getting to the point of diminishing returns, and yes, I have seen many samples from it that were unpublished. The new 50 will indeed be gorgeous, sharp and almost like a mix of the 50 Lux and 50 Cron but man, for $2100 you can get a mint as new 50 cron classic. $5k cheaper than the new one. Then again, if you have the cash…the new one is better but I do love the old one and many of my favorite M shots were taken with the classic cron (the samples in that link are not my faves, but shots with the classic on film and an M6).

 

BEST BUY HERE! A used Leica 50 Summicron in a 10 condition with box, basically NEW

 

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A used 9+ in box condition Leica 35 Summarit, a lens I prefer in many ways to the $3300 Summicron!

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A USED LEICA X1. in box, 8+ condition for $1299  - basically a slower X2

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The Leica OVF for the X1 or the new X2! Used, 9 condition. 

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HOW ABOUT A NOT SO MUCH OF A DEAL? Used Leica Noct F1 for about $8k!

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I also found that Amazon has a load of special edition black Fuji X100′s in their warehouse deals, which means these are the customer returns they sell at a discount. You can see all of them by clicking the text below!

Fuji X100 Black Amazon Warehouse Deals!

Jun 142012
 

19 Used Leica Buys including many Lenses!

Hey! Just realized there are many more Leica used buys over at the used section at B&H Photo, Dale Photo and PopFlash including a 50 Summicron! Check out the list of what is available below!

LEICA M9-P CHROME – In box, 9 condition WITH Hand Grip included! $7199

LEICA M9 – STEEL GREY – 10 condition as new in box – $6599

LEICA 28 SUMMICRON F/2 LENS – 9+ condition in box $3699

LEICA 24 Elmarit  - 9+ – with box and hood – $3449

Leica M8.2 – 8 Condition – $2899

Leica 24 Elmar 3.8 – 10 Condition as new in box – $2394

Leica 50 Summicron f/2 (latest version) – 8+ – $1599

Leica M6 TTL – Black  - 9 CONDITION – $1699

Leica X1 – Black – In Box – 8+ – $1399

Leixa X1 – Steel Grey  - In Box – 8+ – $1299

LEICA 40 SUMMICRON F/2 – 8+ with hood – $774.95

Leica 35 Summicron ASPH – BLACK $2600 – - CHROME – $2700

Leica 90 Elmar f/4 – $200

Leica 75 Summarit – $1400

Leica 90 Summarit – $1300

Another used chrome M9-P for under $7300

Black M9 – $6197

Leica 24 Summilux  - $6497

Nov 252011
 

BLACK FRIDAY! Hot and in stock cameras/lenses AND used Leica deals!

It’s BLACK FRIDAY! The day after Thanksgiving when all of the retail shops and online shops have deals on select gear. What you see below is a mix of black friday specials, hot in stock cameras and lenses and a few used deals as well. Just a note, if you use any of the links below and make a purchase it will help support this website. You pay the same of course but I get a few dollars to help keep this site going, so SHOP AWAY! The X10, X100 is in stock (at the time I wrote this) and they tend to go quickly! Some cool stuff is coming next week – great guest articles, new reviews and more things PHOTOGRAPHY! A cool Daily Inspiration will be up this afternoon as well.

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The Fuji X10 is IN STOCK NOW!

The Fuji X100 is ALSO IN STOCK NOW!

Adobe Lightroom only $99 for the next two hours! Then $149

Leica classic PRE- ASPH 35 Summilux

Yet another Leica Pre-ASPH 35 Summilux 

Nikon V1 Black Friday reduction - – -  NIKON V1 Leather Half Case, now in stock! — NIKON V1 Leather strap also in stock today!

$100 OFF! OLYMPUS E-P3 PRICE REDUCTION! (Add to cart to see THE $100 reduction)

A Leica lens, new and in stock – The 24 Elmar – $2495 (review here)

A great Artist & Artisan camera/laptop messenger bag! 

Kindle Fire, in stock and immediate ship!

The Panasonic 25 1.4 Summilux for Micro 4/3 at Amazon!

Olympus 45 1.8 IN STOCK!

ALL OF AMAZONS BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!

LEICA M6 – classic chrome, USED DEAL

Leica X1 USED deal!

 

Oct 252011
 

Some HOT Used Leica Deals! Amazing lenses available now….but not for long!

Was just browsing the used gear over at B&h Photo and found some cool lenses for sale. Also talked with Ken Hansen and he informed me he has black M9P’s in stock NOW. You can e-mail him at [email protected]. He usually has used Leica gear as well so you may want to ask him what he has available if you are looking for something special. OK, on to the USED deals! Well, I can’t say that they are DEALS as we are talking about Leica prices here…but they are just about the going rate. Also, if you use the links below and make a purchase through B&H I will get a small credit that helps me keep on going with this site. So if you do, I thank you!

OH! I fixed the buy/sell section here so all ads should be working perfectly now. There are always plenty of used items there as well, so check it out! There is even a mint Grey M9 there right now that was just posted.

USED LEICA GEAR

USED Leica Noctilux F1 Classic – $7999 (These seem to be rising in price weekly)

Leica 35 Summilux PRE-ASPH – I would have bought this if I could have. These have also been rising in price.

LEICA 24 ELMARIT 2.8 – I reviewed this a couple years ago at my old site and LOVED it.

LEICA M6 TTL IN CHROME – $1699!

LEICA X1 IN STEEL GREY – $1599 - This little guy still has loads of charm. I guess they are saying it appears unused, in box.

LEICA D-LUX 5 – $679 – Still a hot camera!

USED Leica CL in a “9″ condition – No lens – $549 – A GREAT camera!

Oct 042011
 

B&H Photo just listed a used Leica 35 Summicron ASPH for sale in a “9″ condition, with hood. Not really a “Deal” but hey, you get what you can take these days when it comes to Leica lenses being available!

SOLD - You can get it HERE at this direct link! 

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SOLD - They also have a used Black Paint Leica MP in “9+” condition. 

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JUST POSTED TODAY, TUESDAY AM – A Silver Chrome MP – “10″ condition in box which means its pretty much new! So tempting!

Sep 032011
 

Weekend Used Deals! Leica M6 Mania! 

Was just checking out the used gear at B&H Photo and they have quite a few nice Leica M6 cameras for sale right now. These come and go but it has been a few months since they had any. There are now 4-5 on the site so I figured I would let you guys know in case you are looking for a used Leica M6!

Here is a silver M6 TTL, in box, 8+ – $1599

How about a black M6 TTL, in box, 8+ – $1599

They also have TWO M6 classics in black, on is HERE and the other is HERE.

and here is one with a busted meter

NEW GEAR

Saturday is always one of the days that B&H seem to release stock on their website. Here is some stuff you may be interested in:

White Olympus E-P3 and 14-42 kit zoom – IN STOCK

Silver Olympus E-P3 with 17mm – IN STOCK

Black Olympus E-P3 with kit zoom – IN STOCK!

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May 052011
 

Just saw some used Leica deals for those who are in need of a Leica fix without spending full retail prices!

 

Looks like someone traded in an X1 for an X100 – maybe…Here is a grey/black X1 for $1599 in 9+ condition, which is as new.

 

Also, this is RARE! A Leica Digilux 2 – used, in 8+ CONDITION FOR $449! THESE NORMALLY go for much more! Get it quick if you want a taste of classic Leica digital.

 

A GORGEOUS Silver Leica M6 with a .58 Viewfinder which is useful when shooting wider angle lenses. 8+ with box, $1699

 

A GREAT CONDITION LEICA M8 at Dale Photo in Silver or Black

 

Retro! A Leica Digilux 1 for $195!

Dec 062010
 

Ho Ho Ho! Save some cash on these used Leica deals!

Since it is so close to Christmas I am going to post all of the great used deals I can find because many readers here are looking for certain Leica items at good prices. The cool thing is that the B&H return policy also applies to used gear! Here are a few I found today…

Lenses

Leica 28 Summicron f/2 – This is like new, open box with full Leica warranty. Case, box, caps. $3499

LEICA 24 Elmarit 2.8 – “9″ condition – $2599 -  (This lens is now discontinued! Get it while you can)

LEICA 21 ELMARIT 2.8 – 8+ – $1749

LEICA 75 SUMMARIT LIKE BRAND NEW!

A Chrome Leica 50 Elmar 2.8 – $499

A KONICA MINOLTA 28 2.8 Rokkor in M mount – $499

LEICA WIDE ANGLE 21 2.8 Super Angulon – Rare!

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Bodies

SUPER DEAL! A LEICA M4P IN BOX for $699 – Go shoot some film!

Leica CL Film Camera Body  - 9 condition – $499

LEICA D-Lux 4 used deal!

LEICA M8 Used Deals #1 – and #2

LEICA M6 PANDA – Still Available!

LEICA M6 TTL – Black – In box and a 9 condition

Nov 262010
 

THERE IS NOW ANOTHER ONE AVAILABLE FOR $1299, 6-BIT CODED!

BUY IT HERE QUICK!


THE FIRST ONE WAS GONE WITHIN 10 MINUTES – SORRY GUYS, IT WAS SOLD!

I KNOW many of you reading this blog are looking for this lens and I just saw this Leica 50 Summicron, used but in a 9 condition for $1349. THIS WILL GO FAST and is a great deal. It’s the latest version so CLICK HERE to check it out but if you want it, I am guessing this will be gone within 15-20 minutes if not quicker. These always go FAST!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!

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They also have a used 75 Summarit for a good price – you can see that one HERE.

Nov 172010
 

Was browsing online for used Leica gear this morning and found some great stuff that some of you may be interested in…finding nice used Leica gear is always cool as you save tons of cash!

11/18

MORE NEW DEALs!

LEICA 50 SUMMICRON  - Latest with slide out hood, with case – 9 condition – $1199 (This will not last long!)

Leica M6 PANDA edition – AS NEW, 9+ – $1799

11/17

This will go FAST! A USED 35 SUMMICRON, E-39, 4th Version – 9 condition – $1299!!

A BLACK PAINT Leica M8.2 – IMO, the sexiest looking digital camera ever made. IN BOX, $3699

A VERY COOL TITANIUM M6! In 9 condition – $1,899

A silver chrome Leica M6 IN BOX, 9 condition – $1,499

AN IN THE BOX, 9 CONDITION M4-2 – Nice! $899

LEICA 21 SUPER ANGULON – Semi rare – nice lens, a legend really – $1399

An 8+ LEICA M6 – BLACK – $1349

Finally, a nice Leica 24 Elmarit 2.8 lens (FANTASTIC lens) – 9+ condition with hood and case – $2599

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