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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:24 am 
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Hi folks,

Leica Rumors are reporting that Leica Moscow was broken into. On the off-chance that you see a bargain in the coming months here is their list of the stolen equipment with the serial numbers where known:
  1. Objects Leica Elmar 18/3.8 ASPH., S / N 4084590
  2. Leica R9 Pro Set c 3 lens (35 / 1.4, 70-180/2.8, 35-70/2.8)
    _Leica R9, S / N 2927341
    _Obektiv APO-Elmarit 70-180mm / f 2.8, S / N 03905538
    _Obektiv Vario-Elmarit 35-70mm / f 2.8, S / N 3419566
    _Obektiv Summilux 35mm / f 1.4
  3. Digital Camera Leica M8 (color – black), S / N 3104330
  4. Digital Camera Leica M8 (color – white), S / N 3111065
  5. Lens Leica Summicron R 90mm / f 2.0
  6. Lens Leica Macro-Elmar M 90mm / f 4.0, S / N 3975976
  7. Lens APO-TELYT-M 135mm / f 3.4, S / N 3722933
  8. Leica R6, S / N 1748472
  9. Objects Leica Elmarit 21mm / f 2.8 for film cameras
  10. Objects Summilux 50mm / f 1.4 Titanium Edition (Pre-ASPH), S / N 3675659
  11. Objects Summicron 50mm / f 2.0
  12. Leica SF 20 flash
  13. Leica MP / 0,72, S / N 3469118
  14. Lens Summicron 50mm / f 2.0, S / N 3997354
  15. Leica X1 (color – white), S / N 3821473
  16. Leica X1 (color – black), S / N 3983517
  17. Leica V-LUX 30, 2 pcs., S / N 4149352, S / N 4141590
  18. Leica V-LUX 2 (color – black), 2 pcs., S / N 3922466, S / N 3913056
  19. Leica D-LUX4 (color – black), S / N 3748336
  20. Leica M9 (color – black), S / N 4201224
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Heartbreaking to see the images on LeicaRumors. Surprising to see they left the S2 and all its lenses... and a Noctilux as well. The thieves have a good taste for cameras, but luckily they left some of the most valuable stuff in the store.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:11 pm 
I'm The One Who Stole it :mrgreen:

Edit: Of course not :lol: quite sad to see some precious stuff being stolen & want to know who's the culprit behind :evil:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:36 am 
I wanted to be that thief :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:14 pm 
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I know what you mean but whoever is foolish enough to buy any of that kit is going to get a very unpleasant surprise should any of it ever have to go back to Leica for servicing. :evil:

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:44 pm 
maybe not,Leicas should last forever :lol:


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I know what you mean but whoever is foolish enough to buy any of that kit is going to get a very unpleasant surprise should any of it ever have to go back to Leica for servicing. Evil or Very Mad


That depends on, in Holland your only liable for buying stolen goods when you could have known they where stolen. When the price and the source of the product is in such a way they don't arouse suspicion you can't be sued.

So if you'll find some of this on ebay from a seller with good feedback and it isn't ridiculously cheap but just a good bargain you're in the blue.

But that is Dutch law, and leica is based in Germany so ... :?:

Even so, European law goes pretty far in regard to buyer protection.

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I was only thinking that Leica would not return any stolen goods that subsequently got returned to it for servicing. And if that situation arose a few years down the line I don't imagine there's any way that the unfortunate purchaser would get a refund. All in all I prefer Bjorn's approach: hard saving and, I imagine, some self-sacrifice resulting in a purchase in which one can take enormous pride and pleasure unsullied by pangs of inwit (my new word of the day).

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Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
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Thank you Bob! Saving up for a Leica on a student income takes a lot of effort and time, more than I'd imagined when I started 'the project'. People often praise me for my discipline, because once I get my mind set on something like the M9, I really don't spend any money on anything else. Taking a sledgehammer and robbing a Leica boutique is the easy way to get some nice gear, but the process of saving and buying something fairly is way more rewarding. And legal too!

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Hoi Bob,

don't get me wrong. I don't condone the theft and people knowingly trading stolen goods. But I can imagine a person thinking he has a good deal with a second-hand leica on let's say Ebay not knowing what the origin of the leica is. And I was pondering on shuts a situation.

But on a side note: thumbs up to Bjorn for saving up for one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:03 pm 
Bjorn,

Student life is great in that regard. While still difficult, I found it a lot easier to save up for expensive "projects" while I was a student. These days I have a (much) higher income, but because I'm married and own a house, there is much less room for a "Leica M9"-like project. I could never again spend as I have done during my student days (Ducati, 8.000 euro mtb, skydiving license, etc.). So enjoy it before you get the old "ball and chain". :lol:


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You're right, I have little expenses to worry about, so although my income is relatively low, it's easy enough to save up for a Leica. Still takes incredibly long though... :)

Thanks Pim!

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