**** Before I describe this M9 and all included extra accessories for sale, permit me to request that all correspondence be sent to me via e-mail (as opposed to a PM) to my e-mail address of IRGdme "at AOL "dot" Com . This is because it's near impossible to respond to PM's from my tiny cell phone.
Up for sale is one of my beloved Leica M9 bodies that was almost exclusively used only indoors, inside the studio. I'm selling simply to use the proceeds to fund a non photographic related project. I am the original purchaser of this M9 and the only one who very carefully handled it from the moment the box was first opened. Most of the contents such as paperwork and cords etc. haven't been even unwrapped and we're simply taken out of the original box to take these pictures.
For myself, there are two important things I consider very important with the purchase of a used M9. The first is accuracy of focusing with lenses that are properly calibrated. The second is if the body has a Leica warranty in effect at time of purchase. Of course perfect functionality is a given.
1. I can say this Leica M9 body focuses perfectly (dead on) with all of the following lenses I've used (without the need for focus calibration by Leica). These include the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 lens and the new and Leica 21mm f3.4, the Lecia 24mm f2.8 asph, the Leica 28mm f2 Cron asph, the Leica 35mm f1.4 asph (both Type I and the new FLE), the VC 35mm f1.2 II, the Leica 50mm f1.4 Lux asph, the Leica 75mm f1.4 Lux (nails focus each time wide open), the Leica 90mm f2 pre asph E55 and the Leica 90mm f2 AA, and the 90mm f2.8 Elmarit-M. Lastly the Leica 135mm f4 (last version).
2. The body still has 4 1/2 months left on the Leica warrenty. I've been around here and all the other usual forums for years, so I will always be promptly here if on the rare occasion anything needs warranty adjustment and will facilitate that with the purchaser under Leica warranty service. The # of shutter actuations, determined by the "unique image #" is 17929 . Of course the protective plastic is still on the bottom plate of the camera.
The pictures show the entire contents of what is included. In fact there is even more original paperwork that comes with the M9 that hasn't even been removed from the box. Most all of it has never been touched. The Lightroom activation code which I beleive came with it hasn't been used.
The body operationally is flawless. No hiccups or glitches of any kind. Cosmetically there are virtually no marks on the body to speak of except for a small area on the rear, above the "Y" in Germany, where an older designed thumbs-up would rest against this area of the body. Some of these marks can be seen in the pic of the rear of the camera. I recently obtained the recently released and newly designed Gray color CSEP-1s Thumbs-Up, which now has a protective rubber strip on the complete back side, preventing any marks from ever occurring on the camera body. It's a great redesign of a great product! Just slip on this new Thumbs up and those very small marks are completely covered up.
A Giottos Glass screen protector was installed over the rear LCD within 30 seconds of opening the M9 box for the 1st time. The screen protector has the usual marks from wiping it with a lens cloth but this is simply the protector and of course can be removed if desired. The actual M9 LCD has never been touched and is perfect!
This newly designed CSEP-1s Boxed Thumbs-Up (Gray Color) will be included with this camera. Additionally I am including a boxed, brand new original Leica M9 battery in addition to the original battery that comes with the M9. These two separate sale items would normally cost an additional $250.00, but they are both being included with the sale of this M9. Truly a great value!
*** PLEASE NOTE: Pictures of the included newly designed CSEP-1s Boxed Gray Thumbs-Up and the additional brand new original Leica M9 battery, are not shown , but of course are included with this sale! Additionally, the M9 comes with everything as described, all original items in the box (many not even opened), all packacging and inserts, the original box and of course the outer gray Leica box that goes over the original Leica Silver & Black box.
Price for everything is $5095.00 plus shipping/insurance. (Please include 3% for Paypal). With the included latest Thumbs-UP and Extra Original Leica battery, this places this M9 well under $4850.00!
I've beena long time member of most of the other well known photography forums and a ebay buyer/seller for over 13 years with a perfect 1300+ pure positives. I've truly enjoyed all my buy/sell transactions and they have always concluded splendidly.
*** Again please address all questions and inquiries via e-mail (as opposed to a PM) to my e-mail address of IRGdme "at AOL "dot" Com (because it's near impossible to respond to PM's from my small cell phone).
Thanks again for looking!