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I don't have any pics to show just yet, but wanted to get an opinion from you guys. I have the opportunity to pick up a 1962 Leica M3 body (in excellent visible condition) for under $500. I will of course still need to find a lens or two for it. I don't know the last time it was CLAd, but would probably have it done anyway. Do you think $500 is worth it, considering I don't know what shape the inner workings are in?
I knew the risk going in, but it's obviously still annoying. Happened within the one year warranty period, but even if it hadn't Fuji will still change the lens assembly for free as it's a 'known error'.
Iceland as a whole is worth seeing, I road tripped all of Iceland with a friend and it was like visiting another planet.
If nothing else, barring any major damage to the internals, it'll cost you between 2 and 300 bucks to have an M3 CLAed. You should do this regardless of condition. When it's all said and done you'll have 7 or 800 bucks in the body which is a very good deal. M3 bodies in nice shape go for a lot more than that and if they've been recently CLAed you're looking at a body that would run between 1200 and 1700 bucks.
Well ignore the first part of my post since you got it....
I already bought it. Everything seems to be in order, no mold, crud, rust, etc. The shutter is clean and works well, and the shutter speeds seem about right...no dragging. The L seal is still intact too. I figured it would need servicing anyway...there's no telling how long it has been since it was serviced....if ever. I am a pretty happy guy right about now...especially after looking for one of these for so many years.
Edited by capnwes - 10/16/12 at 6:36pm