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Posts: 40
Registered: January 2012
Location: London, UK

   Reduced: Overhauled Summaron 35mm/3.5 kit (lens, SOOGZ, hood, and more)
Quantity Views Date Posted
1 1957 Fri September 15, 2017
Asking Price Shipping Amount Condition
On Hold (Best Offer) None Excellent
Description:

After the rather unfortunate loss of my M8 and Sonnar earlier this year I have
been trying to cut down on gear so that I can get back into shooting both film
and digital -- now I am pretty much only left with the items below and I should
be all set on poaching a digital M and Sonnar as soon as I see them at a
reasonable price.

# Leica Summaron 35mm f3.5 LTM with SOOGZ, hood, case, and more #

Nearly pristine front element, but some very slight scratches to be seen on the
back element -- how slight you may ask, I nearly missed them until I held the
lens directly towards a spotlight.  As far as I can see, there are no signs of
wear and tear on the body of the lens.  Measures in feet and its serial number
is 122XXXX which would date it to 1954 [1] -- I have masked the serial on the
attached photos for my own and the buyers privacy.

[1]: https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/Summaron_f=_3.5_cm_1:3.5

The lens comes with its original bakelite case (with a mended crack, see photo)
and push-on felt cap.  I am also including the somewhat elusive SOOGZ adapter so
so that you can use modern 39mm filters rather than the wacky A36 filters that
are all but impossible to find in decent shape.  Also included is a Leica 12504
hood, which is about a decade more modern than the lens itself but works
wonders.  The hood is in good condition with only some paint loss at the very
tip.  I am also including a 3rd-party front cap (great when using the SOOGZ
adapter), aluminium LTM back cap, LTM to M-mount adapter, and M-mount back cap.

Now, we are not done just yet.  Something that sets this specific Summaron apart
is that it was overhauled (not the same as a CLA, see [2]) by Kanto Camera in
December 2014.  I have attached an image of the repair report and as it states
in somewhat broken English -- I will send the paperwork along with the lens.

1. Middle lens elements recoated
2. Heliocoid grease exchanged
3. Aperture blades cleaned
4. Lens elements cleaned
5. Inner paint recoated

[2]: http://www.kantocamera.com/english/aboutrepair.html

I mainly shot film after the overhaul, but please find two pre-overhaul sample
pictures attached -- one in black and white and one in colour -- shot with the
M8 that I used to have.  RFF has some horrible level of image compression going
on and the specs in the sky are birds, not dust.  For some amazing Summaron
3.5/3.5 pictures by others, please see [3].

[3]: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106553

In total, I have invested more than 1,000 USD into this Summaron kit -- but I
could never really grow into liking a 35 and mostly stick to my 50s.  I am aware
that I could break it up probably make more on eBay, but I would rather send it
off to someone that can appreciate this lovely kit and get shooting.  It is also
very very difficult for me to put a finger on how much all of this would be
worth, so feel free to give an offer or to haggle a bit -- I would like to think
of myself as a reasonable person.

800 USD (reduced) or best offer.



# Hard leather Leica lens cases #

Two hard leather Leica lens cases that I think dates to the 40s or 50s.  One has
inner dimensions, is 9.5 cm deep and 6 cm in diameter.  Overall, in good shape
for its age.  Just a few small friction marks and joints showing usage.  The
second has inner dimensions, is 9.5 cm deep and 4.5 cm in diameter.  It has
scratches and friction marks, leather latches dried up and fragile.  Otherwise
in excellent shape.

40 USD for both or best offer.



# 77mm ProMaster polariser #

Not much to say really, in decent condition -- but my SLR is long gone and I
have no use for it.

15 USD (the cost of developing one roll of film here in London) or best offer.



I have been on eBay for over a decade [4], but I rarely buy anything.  Still, I
have only positive feedback and you also know the real name of this seller.  If
you are in London, I am also more than happy to meet in person.  Lastly, I will
soak up the PayPal fees -- but if you are crazy enough to want to pay in Bitcoin
I would accept this as well.  Cold hard cash is also welcome if you can meet in
person or if you are willing to mail it to me -- USD, GBP, SEK, or JPY accepted.
However, I do ask that you pay for the shipping if any.

[4]: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pontusstenetorp

Location: London, UK
Postal Code: N3
Shipping Method: Royal Mail
Shipping Cost: Buyer pays
Sales Tax: None on my end
Keywords: summaron leica soogz lens 35mm ltm polarizer case hood classic

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bayernfan
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Registered: February 2015
Posts: 295
Comment Date: Fri September 15, 2017

man, i didn't realize my pristine summaron was worth this much.  nice!



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ninjin
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Registered: January 2012
Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
Comment Date: Fri September 15, 2017

Well, I am not sure what to ask really -- the lens itself should be just short of 500 USD, a SOOGZ 75 USD, a 12504 50 USD, and the overhaul 350 USD.  The other bits and bobs are too small to count really.  Then it would be a total of about 975 USD, so maybe 900 USD is a bit too much to ask on my part?  In the end, you tell me what you think it is worth and I am sure someone such as myself that like "classic" rendering can become happy.



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ninjin
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Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
Comment Date: Sat September 16, 2017

After some soul searching, 900 USD was probably a bit greedy an I knocked it down to 800 USD.  I have also received direct messages asking if I would be willing to split the kit and sell off pieces, which I may once the ad has been out for a week or so.  If possible, I would still like it all to stay together though -- I myself if anyone know about the pain it took to bring the pieces together in the first place.



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Location: London, UK
Posts: 40
Comment Date: Tue October 17, 2017

The hood has found a new home, but I suspect the prices were too steep or the items too exotic. Will proceed with FleaBay when I can find the time.



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