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    The price of old stuff that is useless

    Back in the days of 35mm film I used a Leica M6 with a few lens. I often visited the Parcelforce HQ in Milton Keynes which was next door to the Leica service centre. I had it fully serviced and then digital came along and rendered the M6 redundant. It has been stuck in a drawer ever since.

    A couple of days ago, so guy mentioned that he was looking for a Leica film camera and asked me to have a think about selling it to him. I was thinking of asking about £200 and on a whim decided to check out the for sale columns on ebay. I couldn't believe it, the going rate seems to be around £2k which is ridiculous. Even the lens were going for stupid money.

    Why pay that sort of money for something which is impossible to use ?

    Is there any "expert" here who can offer an explanation.

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    The price of old stuff that is useless

    Not impossible. Some people still use film, thatís all (even some on here).

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    There will always be a demand for quality.
    Doesn't matter what the item is.

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    In what way is it impossible to use?

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    Many people never stopped using film and hate digital.

    That brand is legendary in the film world and their name and cheap are never in the same sentence.

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    Granted you canít just pop down to boots any more to get your films processed - although if you are using Leica kit you probably would be processing and printing your film yourself or using a pro lab. I am sure you can still do both...

    The Leica lenses can be used on the digital kit anyway and they were always the most expensive part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Back in the days of 35mm film I used a Leica M6 with a few lens. I often visited the Parcelforce HQ in Milton Keynes which was next door to the Leica service centre. I had it fully serviced and then digital came along and rendered the M6 redundant. It has been stuck in a drawer ever since.

    A couple of days ago, so guy mentioned that he was looking for a Leica film camera and asked me to have a think about selling it to him. I was thinking of asking about £200 and on a whim decided to check out the for sale columns on ebay. I couldn't believe it, the going rate seems to be around £2k which is ridiculous. Even the lens were going for stupid money.

    Why pay that sort of money for something which is impossible to use ?

    Is there any "expert" here who can offer an explanation.
    You really are vey special Mick. Donít ever change - we love you

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    Youíve got to hand it to Mick, heís got great taste.

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