Inflated eBay asking prices for Elmar "M" lenses
I am seeing a lot of 50/2.8 lenses on ebay, described as "Elmar-M" that are M-Mount but not the actual Elmar-M. Most of them are asking almost as much as an Elmar-M goes for; and some are asking over $700 when a true Elmar-M just sold for $680. It looks like the sellers may be taking advantage of naive buyers who don't know the difference.
So: if you are thinking of buying an Elmar-M: the model that was factory designated Elmar-M--the latest model--is engraved "Elmar-M" and not merely "Elmar" on the front ring. The last time I bought or sold a 50/2.8 Elmar in M mount, it was under $300.00.
May the light be with you.