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 Item updated in the last 24 hours Item price reduced in the last 24 hours   Leica M8

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Price: $1,600.00
Payment method: PayPal
Item condition: 8+ Shows moderate wear or finish marks
Shipping instructions: price is $1700 + shipping and paypal fees

Up for sale is my M8... it's been a bit of a tough decision as to whether or not I really wanted to get rid of it, but then again, does anyone ever really WANT to get rid of a Leica? I have decided that given the amount of money I have tied up into the body plus lenses, I am better off focusing on the Fujifilm X series and my Canon bodies. So here it is, a perfectly good M8 in fine working order, in user condition.

** Updat: shutter count is 38,946. *** I have had it less than a year, bought from someone whom I think was the original owner.

The rangefinder is perfect near as I can tell. With the magnifier I can accurately focus my Canon LTM 50mm 1.2 wide open. Ditto for my 85mm f/2. The mechanicals and viewfinder are all just great. I also shoot with flash and can report that works just fine too.

I am including a 3rd party (I assume) 1.25x magnifier which is a great help focusing wide aperture and telephoto lenses. Also including 2 3rd party batteries along with the genuine Leica (I think) battery it came with. The charger is a nice upgrade - it's not the original Leica behemoth - it's the newer compact charger. Works great and takes up MUCH less space.

Once the body goes, I'll probably have a couple of lenses I will be looking to sell.

As a minor note, I've bought and sold many items via FM over the last few years, never a probleml

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note magnifier that lives on the camera strap




































Edge brassing is normal for an M8, and adds to the vintage look :-)










































Shutter is clean and working great






Rangefinder cam..






sensor..









Edited on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM · View previous versions



Jan 24, 2013 at 04:17 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sold: $RED Leica M8 with magnifier/extra batteries


How to get a real shutter count:
Turn the camera on.
Press the right arrow key 4 times.
Press the left arrow key 3 times.
Press the right arrow key 1 more time.
Press the info button.
Scroll down to body debug data.
Press Set.
Scroll down to NUMEXPOSURES.
Turn camera off to exit



Jan 24, 2013 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sold: $RED Leica M8 with magnifier/extra batteries


thanks! Count is 38,946.


Jan 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sold: $RED Leica M8 with magnifier/extra batteries


Does anyone know if modern Nikon lenses will work on this M8 ?


Jan 24, 2013 at 06:21 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sold: $RED Leica M8 with magnifier/extra batteries


No, it would need to be a rangefinder lens, otherwise you wouldn't be able to focus it.


Jan 24, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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PM sent


Feb 12, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sold: $RED Leica M8 with magnifier/extra batteries


Still available...


Feb 17, 2013 at 01:23 PM





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