Originally Posted by L39UK
Some are still about.My 5cm f/1.4 Biotar in LTM (photo attached) I sold last year.I know that Leicashop in Vienna had a 5cm f/1.4 Biotar for sale around Xmas 2007 and Kevincameras has a similar lens in his stock still.
So they are still around if you search diligently but the prices have now risen considerably from the 1930's price of £22.
Expect to pay £1500 to £3000 depending on condition.
The second photo attached is the lens that sold at Leicashop(Vienna) which was in superb condition and was priced accordingly at Euro 3500.
Many thanks I've often wondered what they looked like, and who did the conversions.
Did I mention the Meyer "Plasmat" lenses? I wonder if any one's got one or a picture.
Ditto the "fodis" range-finder that was often offered with the standard Leicas. "Fodis" sounds like a Leica code name but I've searched for it and got nowhere.
BTW, what really gets to me is the adverts from years ago in which they offer trade-in prices that you just can't believe.