Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

Started Dec 21, 2011 | Discussions
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
keats Regular Member • Posts: 134
Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

Need to decide if either of these are a deal enough to jump on:

M8.2, silver body, Ex+, $3000 ($3300 after tax)

M9, black, Ex+, 11,000 actuations from seasoned pro, $5300

Thanks.

intruder61
intruder61 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,064
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

Keats, buy the M9, better deal.

M8 is too dear at $3K, here in south oz there is 4 on the shelf all owned by "older gents" in EX cond and the dearest is $2200. cheers.

MilSooper Senior Member • Posts: 1,869
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

M8 or M8.2 at 2200?

 MilSooper's gear list:MilSooper's gear list
Leica M8.2 Olympus E-5 Leica M9-P Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake +7 more
keats OP Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

$2200 must be an M8 price, not an M8.2 right?

The M9 went for $2650 at auction, but I have seen a rare sell at around $5300 so I'm trying to get a fix on a price I should jump at Vs. an M8.2 deal.

keats OP Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

keats wrote:

$2200 must be an M8 price, not an M8.2 right?

The M9 went for $2650 at auction, but I have seen a rare sell at around $5300 so I'm trying to get a fix on a price I should jump at Vs. an M8.2 deal.

I meant to write that the M9 went for $5650, not $2650!

intruder61
intruder61 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,064
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

MilSooper wrote:

M8 or M8.2 at 2200?

M8 only. There are a few on eBay, all under $2400. Cheers

MilSooper Senior Member • Posts: 1,869
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

An M8.2 at 3,000 is a pretty good price if clean and good.

 MilSooper's gear list:MilSooper's gear list
Leica M8.2 Olympus E-5 Leica M9-P Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm 1:2.8 Pancake +7 more
keats OP Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

MilSooper wrote:

An M8.2 at 3,000 is a pretty good price if clean and good.

That's what I thought.

Sadly, these Ms cost so much money now, and still have a ways to go compared to the latest DSLR sensors that I have to consider resale value.

As of today, an M8.2 at $3300 seems fair for Ex+ and Silver body. The Silver bodies currently seem to go for about $500 more then the Black Paint ones from what brief research I've done. Although if kept pristine Black Paint bodies seem worth more over time... but down the road that might not be such a premium since I think M8s will all drop as newer FF bodies are released. Will Leica M8s be the Leica CL of the future used market? M8s are a different user experience then FF, just as the CL form factor is a different user experience then an M. M8s will all spec lower in IQ compared to future bodies (all being FF), and the CL doesn't even suffer that comparison to any other film M bodies.

I think I'm talking myself into hunting down an M9...

The M9, if I can get a really good deal, I think is more likely to hold it's value because it's full frame and future bodies will all be full frame. In the near term, the quantitative differences will be in ISO speed and crazy resolution for making super huge prints (which I think are both criteria important to a smaller percentage of full frame shooters). Of course a big improvement in dynamic range might trump my theory, but I think it's a better bet then going with the M8.2

Now can I find that rare $5300ish deal?

Thanks for the feedback, it's helped to clarify my thoughts.

Irakly Shanidze
Irakly Shanidze Veteran Member • Posts: 4,600
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

none of them are deals. M8.2 goes for 3300 or so. m9 seems cheap, but your description explains why
leica replaced my m9 after 14,000 actuations, if it tells you anything.
--
Irakly Shanidze
http://www.shanidze.com/en

 Irakly Shanidze's gear list:Irakly Shanidze's gear list
Leica M9 Sony SLT-A99 Leica SL (Typ 601)
leopardskin Regular Member • Posts: 178
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

if you have cash... spend it

keats OP Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

leica replaced my m9 after 14,000 actuations, if it tells you anything.

Sad, I hope that's not typical. I'd expect a lot more actuations then that.

starwolfy Senior Member • Posts: 1,278
Re: Quick xmas used price feedback please M8.2 $3000, M9 $5300 (11,000 actuations)

This is clearly not normal.
There is a test of Kai from digital rev on you tube.

He tests DSLR number of actuations. It is rated to go until 150 000 in theory. But in practice...the DSLR died after 700 000 actuations if I remember well.

-- hide signature --

Starwolfy
------------
NX10 + legacy lenses on:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51235083@N05/

 starwolfy's gear list:starwolfy's gear list
Leica M8 Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Leica SL (Typ 601) Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4 Asph Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH +7 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads