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M9 on ebay: if ain't got it, fake it!
Old 01-29-2017   #1
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M9 on ebay: if ain't got it, fake it!



Pre-scratched and pre-worn, for that "authentic" foreign correspondent look.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-M9-107...kAAOSw241YgnPR
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Old 01-29-2017   #2
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Ugly and overpriced M9 camera.
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Old 01-29-2017   #3
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LOL! it doesnt even look naturally worn in.
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Old 01-29-2017   #4
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And, sort of worrying. The store owner has 5000+ feedbacks and 99% positive in the last 12 months...
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Old 01-29-2017   #5
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AT $2446 it is not over priced, but it sure seems contrived in the "I am an old timey camera" category. But who knows, could be real.
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Old 01-29-2017   #6
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I utterly dislike that look. Senselessly damaged, ugly and tasteless. Ready for the trash (or a top plate replacement).
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Old 01-29-2017   #7
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Damn, that is authentic! Edward Scissorhands model.
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Old 01-29-2017   #8
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It must be from the ridiculous " relic" school of finish that is an optional extra $ these days on electric guitars.
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Old 01-29-2017   #9
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Totally believable. This thing obviously lived through the Vietnam War.

Lennyfied M9

EDIT: selling that camera is no asset to Leicashop's credibility IMHO...
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Old 01-29-2017   #10
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It's from THE leica shop in vienna. You may not like it but you will definitely get a camera in good working condition.
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Old 01-29-2017   #11
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I wonder if it being that way would make it less of a prime target item?
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Old 01-29-2017   #12
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Sad indeed!
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Looks like pencil not scratches.
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Old 01-29-2017   #14
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As stated in the listing, it WAS deliberately --ahem -- "antiqued" for want of a better word.
Also -- the wear is "even" and shows wear in places that would not normally become worn.
What's up with all this garbage?
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Old 01-29-2017   #15
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You should see what people do to guitars that cost 10's of thousands.
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The description spells out that it was deliberately reliced. The seller is a good store.
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Old 01-29-2017   #17
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I sort of wish my M9P would look like this after 20 years of use...
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Old 01-29-2017   #18
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I have seen another vandalized like this. Similar should have been with faces who did this.
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Old 01-29-2017   #19
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It's certainly unique, so it has that going for it. Easily remedied w/ a little sanding, a can of black spray paint, and some judicious taping and masking. Having just finished painting my entire place, a little job like this would be more like a vacation.
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Old 01-29-2017   #20
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That's crazy! A person would have to be dumb as a stump to payout money for that.
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Old 01-29-2017   #21
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Best part is that it will sell. And the price isn't that bad, really.
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Miraculously the shutter speed dial escaped the wear and tear...
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Old 01-29-2017   #23
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In the real world if I'm looking for a lens or body then a cosmetically rough sample can be a good deal if working OK. But that wear comes naturally. Especially in lenses I look for those with slightly dented filter rings (can usually be reformed) or a small scratch on the front element (less effect than on the rear element). Often paying well less than one half the price of a pristine sample with little to no loss of image quality.
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Old 01-29-2017   #24
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I had an M240 once where someone had done something similar, sandpapering around the edges of the top plate. It's like a fascinating history of an object that peels off to reveal a boring story of an object.

Still it is only an object and worn metal, nothing it means except discount with box and low shutter count, yes, hmm.
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Old 01-29-2017   #25
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It's from THE leica shop in vienna. You may not like it but you will definitely get a camera in good working condition.
I have bought lenses from them, advertised as OK with some detail here and there. However, when I got the lenses, they were almost mint and with no problem.
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Now imagine what would flash in thieves mind, having chance to get this one or move on for better catch. It's ugly but if otherwise it's working fine - OK, this is your travel camera and one doesn't have to carry a roll of duct tape in luggage.
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Old 01-29-2017   #27
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Are those pencil marks?...
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Old 01-29-2017   #28
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I wonder what the person bought, that cashed it in at the Leica shop. Maybe a M10? Imagine what this M10 will look like soon.
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Old 01-29-2017   #29
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I like it.
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The description spells out that it was deliberately reliced. The seller is a good store.
Exactly. That's the point. Why should this sale be problematic for the shop's credibility? They mention that the marks were deliberately added.
One even wants to read between the lines and discover some "I can't believe why someone did that"-opinion in the article description.

And I would totally agree: Why on earth does someone do such a thing? Such a fool!!
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This is hilarious "Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear,"
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Old 01-29-2017   #32
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Amazing… needless butchery... and the strap lugs appear pristine.

What was the owner doing with it? Using the top plate as a wheelless skateboard?
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And I would totally agree: Why on earth does someone do such a thing? Such a fool!!
Husband caught on purchase. Honey, this beater only cost me mere $250!
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Old 01-30-2017   #34
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I like the still-present-sensor-cleaning-sticker on the body cap.

I'd buy it, but I only buy Leicas that have the bottom plate protective covering still on.
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I am thinking of starting a new camera service "Lomo-kamera-therapie":

Professionally applied scratches: $100 per camera, add $50 per corner dent

Will also scratch lenses for $50 per lens, cleaning marks $25 per surface, chip coating $75, dent filter ring $50 (if filter can still be mounted), $100 (to prevent mounting of filter). I'll have to get some more training to be able to introduce haze or fungus on inner elements...

What do you think? Should I start a kickstarter campaign?!
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Saw a crazy M240 the other day, for sale on another forum.


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Mr. Sandman, bring him a dream (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make her the cutest that I've ever seen (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give her two scratches like roses and clover (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Then tell him that his owning-a-Leica nights are over
Sandman, I'm so fake
Don't have nobody to bid for my M
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I've seen people do this to Fuji xpros not a fan... I like that my m9 is ageing gracefully

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But they scratched the viewfinder and around the rangefinder windows too...
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In the real world if I'm looking for a lens or body then a cosmetically rough sample can be a good deal if working OK. But that wear comes naturally. Especially in lenses I look for those with slightly dented filter rings (can usually be reformed) or a small scratch on the front element (less effect than on the rear element). Often paying well less than one half the price of a pristine sample with little to no loss of image quality.
While I agree with the second (scratches), wouldn't the dent on rim an indication that something inside the lens MAY POSSIBLY be out of alignment?
i always stay away from them not for esthetic reasons, but because of this consideration...
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