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I’d love to have that titanium M7 though, mortgages are quite cheap today and an equity of 165.000 isn’t rare either these days. If there is any M that would make sense in titanium, it’s an M7, because it’s the heaviest analogue M, heavier than an M9 with battery. 

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On 9/20/2019 at 1:32 PM, Archiver said:

What is the MP on the left with green leather and red dot??

Probably some à-la-carte job. It has the rewinder of an MP but the shutter speed selector of the M7.

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:32 PM, Archiver said:

What is the MP on the left with green leather and red dot??

 

56 minutes ago, ianman said:

Probably some à-la-carte job. It has the rewinder of an MP but the shutter speed selector of the M7.

M6TTL Green Millennium I think.

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3 hours ago, jaapv said:

Ah- Schouten-Select... Tha last resting place of many a rarity under a tombstone with too  many zeroes...

I think Schouten plays the long game. Prices things in a range from a bit over the top to ludicrously high and waits for that buyer that simply must have the item. I quite like that he has an old black and white leaflet about the original MP from the '50s for €450. 😀 What I don't like is bollocks where something is described as mint but also not-mint in the same sentence. E.g. "In mint condition (some very small marks on the bottom are visible)Leica 35mm finder." He also describes that 35mm finder as "rare" despite having three for sale in his own shop.😂

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6 minutes ago, ianman said:

And I thought I was a geek! 😛

I can't deny I'm very sad but in this case I just Googled "Leica M6TTL Safari" and that Cameraquest page popped up near the top.

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14 hours ago, otto.f said:

Seems a Luigi Crenscenzi design 😁

Is it sad that I think the M6TTL Green Millennium is a super looking camera? I'd own that in a second if I could, but I don't know if I'd be willing to use it and scuff it up.

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This design would benefit from a little brass wear on the edges

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In Hong Kong in 2008, there was an anthracite MP with Leicavit in a cabinet. That's got to be worth decent cash now. Likewise, in 2010, there was an anthracite MP in Yodobashi Camera in Osaka.

Just checked online. The anthracite MP with Leicavit and Summicron seems to go for about $14,000 these days, but without the lens, it goes for around $7000. Interesting.

F30 - Leica Gear by Archiver, on Flickr

 

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In 1968 a Wild Heerbrugg T3A-M theodolite.  Leica bought Wild Heerbrugg a few years back.  We used the T3A-M to transfer the azimuth of true north from the north star to a collimator.  The collimator would transfer that reference to the guidance and control system of a Minuteman II ICBM.  The Soviets used the same theodolite.  In 1968 dollars they cost around $30,000.

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