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tokyoshooter
07-02-2017, 04:40
Does anyone know whether M10s are now freely available in stores?

I’m in Tokyo - usually one of the best places for availability of Leica stuff, but I see that most stores still seem to have waiting lists for the camera.

Any idea when the waiting lists will subside?

Thanks.

FrozenInTime
07-02-2017, 07:21
It's not looking good:
I ordered one week after launch, i.e. end of January, at a Leica SF store; still waiting five months later :(

krötenblender
07-02-2017, 07:30
Holy moly... Back here in Germany (strangely one of the worst places usually for camera availability - including Leica...) most stores say about three months.

So I skipped this at the beginning of the year, but after a three months trip to Japan, where I bought a Fujifilm GFX just so on the first day of sale at BicCamera (really, I envy Japan for these possibilities), I decided to buy a M10 and found a few online from local German dealers readily available. I ordered one and had it a few days later. The big stores, OTOH, are all out of stock.

So maybe your best bet also would be to search the smaller stores, instead of Yodobashi or BicCamera and the like. Maybe you're lucky. Usually, when I'm in Japan, I often stroll through the camera stores and feel like a child in Santa Clause's storage room...

raid
07-02-2017, 07:54
If you would drive to Wetzlar, could you get an M10 there is a shorter time period or is the waiting the same there at Leica AG?

krötenblender
07-02-2017, 08:41
You mean catching a Leica technician and then "from his cold dead hands"...? :D

I don't think so, when I looked at Leica's German homepage to order one, the estimated waiting time was as long as from the big Leica distributors here in Germany (Meister Camera, Calumet, ...)

It seems, they are distributed as the orders from dealers arrived and you have just to be lucky to find one, who has one left. Currently I could find 3-4 readily available here online.

tokyoshooter
07-02-2017, 15:20
Thanks for the comments - I will visit smaller stores here next week to see if I get lucky!

Keith
07-02-2017, 15:29
Please check my eBay listings ... I have several available but payment needs to be made via wire transfer, no paypal sorry! :angel:

CameraQuest
07-02-2017, 16:11
Leica M10 production seems to be extremely low - apparently even Leica Stores world wide have large M10 back orders.

That situation is not normal this long after the introduction of a new M type camera.

Why makes little difference since the results are the same - few M10's to deliver to customers.

According to one rumor, the delay is lack of sensors to complete the M10 cameras.

Huss
07-02-2017, 17:22
According to one rumor, the delay is lack of sensors to complete the M10 cameras.
They're using them to fulfill the M9 repairs...

Taipei-metro
07-02-2017, 18:21
There are a couple for sale on ebay, starting $8,495

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Black-Leica-M10-24MP-Digital-Camera-Body-/222563047710?hash=item33d1ca991e:g:rBAAAOSwFqNZTWM k

If u are buying in Tokyo, this could be the price u're going to pay...

bunch of used 240 here in Japan (no m10 new or used)
http://www.j-camera.net/listp.php?mk%5B%5D=14&ct%5B%5D=6&w=240&pl=&ph=&nw=%E9%99%A4%E5%A4%96%E3%82%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AF%E 3%83%BC%E3%83%89&m=0&searchlog=d

Exchange rate today is 112.26, not bad, one good used one is Y$685,260,
it's US$6,104, w 8% tax (going to be 10%), totally $6,592...for an used 240

sepiareverb
07-02-2017, 19:01
They're using them to fulfill the M9 repairs...

No wonder my files are so much larger now!

jsrockit
07-03-2017, 10:50
Wow, good ol' Leica. They will catch up with orders in a year or so more.

krötenblender
07-03-2017, 11:08
Usually it's no problem to get the last model - not the latest...
I often hear, that Leicas engineering is superior and really impressive - production planning is obviously not...

tokyoshooter
07-15-2017, 23:51
I just visited Map Camera in Tokyo (one of the best stores for Leica equipment). They quoted me 2 months waiting time for the silver M10 and 5 months for the black M10. Considering that the camera started shipping in January, I find that really surprising.

jsrockit
07-16-2017, 05:58
I just visited Map Camera in Tokyo (one of the best stores for Leica equipment). They quoted me 2 months waiting time for the silver M10 and 5 months for the black M10. Considering that the camera started shipping in January, I find that really surprising.

It's really typical for Leica. It takes about a year for them to catch up when it is a brand new model (and not a incremental model change).