Inflated eBay asking prices for Elmar "M" lenses
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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.
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Talking about "the last time". Current ebay prices for most of Leica M mount lenses are inflated. Comparing to local deals and ebay prices on same lenses from couple of years ago.
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Or naive sellers that don't really know the difference between the 2 lenses.
The buyer looking for one should know the difference.

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Or naive sellers that don't really know the difference between the 2 lenses.
The buyer looking for one should know the difference.

Giulio
Yes, now that you mention it, naive sellers may well be the case.
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