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Old 14/01/13, 00:24   #21 (permalink)
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That is how I got my MM was through a small dealer in NY. He is not a big volume Leica dealer and I had to wait but I have dealt with him for several years.
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I have bought a lots of gear from Adorama over the years but never had this problem. They are pretty good of listing/notifying if items are back ordered. They would charge the credit once the order is ready for shipping.

My Leica M (240) order was placed there. I get email updates informing me the item is still backordered and will be shipped once they have it.

I have bought lots of used gear from them as well.
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I've had it happen before. They're great when they have the stuff in stock, but sometimes (with filters frequently for me) do this.

I ordered anyway. A case of “It is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy.”
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A well respected Netherland's based dealer has a brand new Monochrom on E-bay for $9000 (£5581) "buy it now" or best offer with free world wide postage, and a 4% discount for payment by bank transfer. First one I have seen at any sort of discounted price.
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If the $9000 is US dollars, that is not discounted here. They are $7950 retail if you find one.
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Dale Photographic in the UK has also listed the MM as in stock for the last couple of weeks. I have had no problems with these guys sending Leica gear from the UK to Australia.
I think Dale are actually in the US not the UK. (unless David has moved!).
I quite agree that they're great to deal with though - as are RG Lewis.
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Nope. In the UK. Dealt with them myself.

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Old 14/01/13, 19:14   #28 (permalink)
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Yes, they are in Leeds.
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There seems to be quite a few available from reputable and well-known dealers in the UK.
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I started cold calling dealers today. I'd done it in December and gotten no where, but today I got one within 4 calls.

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I started cold calling dealers today. I'd done it in December and gotten no where, but today I got one within 4 calls.

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i got one from a texas dealer after a few calls too
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I started cold calling dealers today. I'd done it in December and gotten no where, but today I got one within 4 calls.

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Cool, I assume you cancelled your other order.....
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i got one from a texas dealer after a few calls too
Cool as well. Can I ask what city the dealer resided, I am in Austin...
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Congrats on finding the MM in stock. Phone calls can pay a huge dividend. Let us know how you like it.
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I cancelled the Adorama order. Can't wait to get this thing. I love my M9, but I miss being forced to think in B&W.

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Great news for both of you. You will be very happy with the MM. I kept thinking I could do without the M9, but I have found that about 10% of the time I come across a shot that just needs color. I love everything that comes out of my M9 now, because I only use it when I feel like I really need it.
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Thanks, Wolfgang.

Do you like the image quality or the mental process? Or is it just that there's something different about it? My plan at least is to use it a night and split with my M9 at daytime. Sort of how I'd split color and black and white film, but I enjoy black and white more, I just find it doesn't work well for me to be shooting in color and converting later. The mental thing is all off.

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I thinks it's both. The image quality from a properly exposed MM shot is stunning. My mind is very process oriented and ever since I started shooting digital it has been hard for me to think in B&W. I have never liked converting from color to B&W either. I always carried two camera bodies when I shot film and used color or B&W depending on the shot. I have found that I shoot the mm all day and night and the use the m9 during the good light hours. That way the colors are so vibrant on the M9 that I don't want to even consider converting the image.

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Do you like the image quality or the mental process? Or is it just that there's something different about it? My plan at least is to use it a night and split with my M9 at daytime. Sort of how I'd split color and black and white film, but I enjoy black and white more, I just find it doesn't work well for me to be shooting in color and converting later. The mental thing is all off.

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Cool as well. Can I ask what city the dealer resided, I am in Austin...
Houston and it should be in the post tomorrow The person i talked to said it had just come in,

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Dale Photographic in the UK has also listed the MM as in stock for the last couple of weeks. I have had no problems with these guys sending Leica gear from the UK to Australia.
Their price for the monochrom with no vat but shipping was a couple hundred more than one with shipping in the U.S. but their price on a new 35 summilux asph with shipping was about 5% less than just the list price in the U.S. so I ordered that. Very prompt email exchange and I got an email this morning with a tracking number saying the lens will be here on Thursday. Thank you for directing me to them!!
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Mine just came. I didn't bother using the leather strap that came with it as I had an extra Luigi strap attached to a IIIf that's not doing much.

I took three photos, just of my coffee table. Wow. The tonality is impressive. Not to mention, even in the shadows, ISO 320 is really clean.

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