Value of LTM IIIc with Elmar 3.5?

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by rmeskill, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. I know this is a crazy relative and subjective question, but I found a IIIc on craigslist that appears to be in great shape. Serial 407xxx IIIc with a collapsible 3.5 Elmar that looks to be coated. It's sat on a shelf for years and although it's in great cosmetic shape will probably require a CLA and possibly a new shutter at least for the body, if the lens seems fine.
    I don't have a good grasp of what the value of an old LTM in great shape is-the seller's asking for $475 for the whole outfit-is that a reasonable price for IIIc in such great shape, or should I be looking somewhere in the range of 300-400?
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  2. It's not a steal, but is fairly priced.
    BTW, the Leica IIIc is my favorite no nonsense "Leica" screwmount.
    (Except for the flash sync, it has everything internally as the IIIf)
     
  3. Gus, did the IIIf not change to bearings in the shutter, rather than bushes?
     
  4. I think it is a bit high, even if it is in good working condition. $250 for the body, $150 for the lens, so $400 total.
    I would placed a large discount on an "as-is, don't know if its working" camera. A CLA may easily cost $200
     

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