May 252011

Where can I find one?

Trying to find the Leica Lens in stock

can be a challenge.  The waiting lists

are long and the inventory is low.  The

best advice I can give anyone shopping

for a lens would be, “Develop a personal

relationship with your favorite Leica dealer.”



Black Paint 50mm Summilux available at Photo Village.

Flowers & Chocolate

Why is it important to have a personal relationship with a dealer?  shouldn’t a waiting list be self explanatory?  Not exactly.  Say a new 50mm Summilux shows up at a shop. The first person on the waiting list might not be ready to buy the lens.  If they back out, the shop runs down their list of phone numbers until they find someone who wants to buy the lens today.  If you are ready, willing, and able to buy a camera or lens, it is worth telling your dealer.  If he knows that you are ready beg, borrow, or steal to buy something your phone might be ringing sooner than expected.  Or if you were at the top of the list and were not ready to buy something when it arrived, your dealer might not drop you to the bottom of the list.  Things can get a little fuzzy, which is why it never hurts to have a friend on the other side of the counter.

Until then, here is an update of the lenses currently in stock at Adorama, B&H Photo, and Photo Village.

24mm Elmar-M f/3.8 $2,495

28mm Summicron-M f/2.0 $3,995

24mm Elmar-M f/3.8 $2,495

28mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 $1,995

75mm Summarit-M f/2.5 $1,695






New Lenses

18mm Super-Elmar-M f/3.8 $2,995

21mm Elmarit-M f.2.8 $4,395

24mm Elmar-M f/3.8 $2,495

28mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 $1,995

75mm Summarit-M f/2.5 $1,695

90mm Summarit-M f/2.5 $1,695

Used Lenses

21mm Elmarit-M f/2.8 $2,295

35mm Summilux-M f/1.4 (ver I) $4,995

35mm Summilux-M f/1.4 $4,695

35mm Summicron-M f2.0 $2,395

50mm Summilux-M f/1.4 (black paint) $3,995

135mm APO Telyt-M f/3.4 $3,295




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