Updated Used Leica Equipment for Sale – September 12th 2020

Current Updates:

We’re open again for in-person shopping Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. We will be open for in-store shopping in addition to curbside pickup services, which will still be offered  12-4pm Monday – Saturday. We’re available for questions, guidance and assistance at ‪(201) 664-4113‬ and customerservice@bergencountycamera.com.  We’ll be answering calls and returning emails between 10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. We’re offering free shipping on equipment orders over $99 (excluding oversize items). 


Here’s a list of our current used Leica equipment for sale. Our current used inventory is always available on Bergen County Camera’s used equipment page. If you would like to receive our full list weekly you can sign up here. If you are looking for something, just let us know, and we’ll let you know when we find it for you. We can be reached at 201-664-4113. As a full Leica Boutique we have great resources to help with anything Leica. 

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Updated September 12th 2020

 430820   LEICA DLUX 6/BAT/CHG EX  299.99 
 429997   LEICA DLUX T109,BX,BAT,CHG EX  699.99 
 430478   LEICA DMR/R9 KIT ALL ACCES E+  1,999.99 
 399368   Leica EVF1 f/D-Lux 5/6 Exc+  149.99 
 430477   LEICA EVF-2 BX,CS MINT  299.99 
 417767   Leica EVF-2 X1/X2 M240/m246 E+  299.99 
 430814   LEICA L 50/1.4 SUMMILUX LNIB  4,999.99 
 430261   LEICA L/SIGMA 35/1.4ART BX LN  599.99 
 417655   LEICA M 16-18-21/F4.0 6BIT E+  3,499.99 
 430569   LEICA M 246 MONOCHROME BLK EX  3,899.99 
 430251   LEICA M 28F2.8(CANADA)HD,CP E+  1,395.00 
 430485   LEICA M 28F2.8ELMARIT HD E+  1,199.99 
 430897   LEICA M 35/2 ASPH #11611 RARE  4,495.00 
 431006   LEICA M 35F2 BLK/V3 261XX CLA  1,299.99 
 430486   LEICA M 35F2.0ASPH/HD,CAPS E+  2,495.00 
 430475   LEICA M 35F2.5 SUMMARIT 6BIT  1,299.99 
 431050   LEICA M 50/1.4 CHR V1 AS IS  999.99 
 431007   LEICA M 50/2 BLK HOOD V4 CLA  1,399.99 
 430253   LEICA M 75/1.4 RARE (CANADA)E+  4,495.00 
 431056   LEICA M 75/2.5 S’RIT HD/BX/E+  995.00 
 430489   LEICA M 75F1.4(E60)CANADA E+  3,999.99 
 430891   LEICA M 75F2 APO/ASP 6BIT MINT  3,299.99 
 430716   LEICA M 90/2.0 APO ASP E+  3,795.00 
 430488   LEICA M 90/2.8 TELE/ELM/E+  799.99 
 424896   Leica M 90/4 Elmar SM CLA Ex-  139.99 
 430474   LEICA M 90F2 APO/ASPH/6BIT MNT  3,999.99 
 265798   Leica M E60 UV/IR Blk Exc+  179.99 
 364640   Leica M Grip M8 #14487 E+  69.99 
 265797   Leica M SerVII UV/IR Blk Exc+  159.99 
 430719   LEICA M UNIV POL/39/46/49 E+  299.99 
 430815   LEICA M/S 90/2.0 HD/CP EX  699.99 
 430174   LEICA M/VOIGHT 90/3.5 HD E+  399.99 
 430476   LEICA M240 SILVER BX ACC MINT  2,999.99 
 426838   Leica M246 Monochrom Blk Ex+  4,195.00 
 430714   LEICA M50/1.4 S’LUX ASP BL E+  3,995.00 
 430481   LEICA M50F1.0(60)W/HOOD E+  5,695.00 
 417697   Leica M6 (GMP) handgrip blk  75.00 
 429833   LEICA M6 HANDGRIP  119.99 
 417698   Leica M6 Handgrip  129.99 
 393416   Leica M9 1.5k Blk NwSnsr Exc  2,499.99 
 430467   LEICA MR4 METER BLK/CLA E+  269.99 
 430394   LEICA Q HANDGRIP E+  79.99 
 429972   LEICA R 100/2.8 MACRO APO E+  1,499.99 
 430503   LEICA R 100F2.8 APO MACRO E+  1,399.99 
 417661   Leica R 180/3.4 Apo Ex  599.99 
 430479   LEICA R 28-90/2.8-4.5ASPH E+  1,799.99 
 417848   Leica R 2x Extender Ex+  99.99 
 430504   LEICA R 35-70/4 VARIO ELM E+  999.99 
 307745   Leica R 35-70/4.0 ROM Cps Exc+  999.99 
 410083   Leica R 60/2.8 Mac 2cm CLA Bg  329.99 
 429947   LEICA R 80-200/4.0 ROM BX,E+  1,195.00 
 865845   Leica R Ext Tube 3-CAM W/BX E+  79.99 
 418627   Leica R to telescope 12.5mm  99.99 
 430502   LEICA R6.2 BLACK BODY E+  599.99 
 429968   LEICA R6.2 BLK BODY EX  599.99 
 430607   LEICA S007 BODY,BOX,ACC LNIB  7,999.95 
 430444   LEICA SF-58 TTL FLASH E+  249.99 
 430827   LEICA THUMBS UP/EP10S/M240  89.99 
 431067   LEICA X1 12.2MP GRAY/BAT/CHG  499.99 
 431068   LEICA X2 12.2MP SILVER CASE E+  799.99 
 307746   Leica/Bogner X2 Case Blk Exc+  79.99 
 431066   LEICA/PELLE LEATHER CASE M240  129.99 

Updated Used Leica Equipment for Sale – September 5th 2020

Current Updates:

We’re open again for in-person shopping Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. We will be open for in-store shopping in addition to curbside pickup services, which will still be offered  12-4pm Monday – Saturday. We’re available for questions, guidance and assistance at ‪(201) 664-4113‬ and customerservice@bergencountycamera.com.  We’ll be answering calls and returning emails between 10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. We’re offering free shipping on equipment orders over $99 (excluding oversize items). 


Here’s a list of our current used Leica equipment for sale. Our current used inventory is always available on Bergen County Camera’s used equipment page. If you would like to receive our full list weekly you can sign up here. If you are looking for something, just let us know, and we’ll let you know when we find it for you. We can be reached at 201-664-4113. As a full Leica Boutique we have great resources to help with anything Leica. 

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Updated September 5th 2020

 430820   LEICA DLUX 6/BAT/CHG EX  299.99 
 429997   LEICA DLUX T109,BX,BAT,CHG EX  699.99 
 430478   LEICA DMR/R9 KIT ALL ACCES E+  1,999.99 
 399368   Leica EVF1 f/D-Lux 5/6 Exc+  149.99 
 430477   LEICA EVF-2 BX,CS MINT  299.99 
 417767   Leica EVF-2 X1/X2 M240/m246 E+  299.99 
 430814   LEICA L 50/1.4 SUMMILUX LNIB  4,999.99 
 430261   LEICA L/SIGMA 35/1.4ART BX LN  599.99 
 417655   LEICA M 16-18-21/F4.0 6BIT E+  3,499.99 
 430569   LEICA M 246 MONOCHROME BLK EX  3,899.99 
 430251   LEICA M 28F2.8(CANADA)HD,CP E+  1,395.00 
 430485   LEICA M 28F2.8ELMARIT HD E+  1,199.99 
 431006   LEICA M 35F2 BLK/V3 261XX CLA  1,299.99 
 430486   LEICA M 35F2.0ASPH/HD,CAPS E+  2,495.00 
 430475   LEICA M 35F2.5 SUMMARIT 6BIT  1,299.99 
 431007   LEICA M 50/2 BLK HOOD V4 CLA  1,399.99 
 430253   LEICA M 75/1.4 RARE (CANADA)E+  4,495.00 
 430489   LEICA M 75F1.4(E60)CANADA E+  3,999.99 
 430891   LEICA M 75F2 APO/ASP 6BIT MINT  3,299.99 
 430716   LEICA M 90/2.0 APO ASP E+  3,795.00 
 430488   LEICA M 90/2.8 TELE/ELM/E+  799.99 
 424896   Leica M 90/4 Elmar SM CLA Ex-  139.99 
 430474   LEICA M 90F2 APO/ASPH/6BIT MNT  3,999.99 
 265798   Leica M E60 UV/IR Blk Exc+  179.99 
 364640   Leica M Grip M8 #14487 E+  69.99 
 265797   Leica M SerVII UV/IR Blk Exc+  159.99 
 430719   LEICA M UNIV POL/39/46/49 E+  299.99 
 430815   LEICA M/S 90/2.0 HD/CP EX  699.99 
 430174   LEICA M/VOIGHT 90/3.5 HD E+  399.99 
 430476   LEICA M240 SILVER BX ACC MINT  2,999.99 
 426838   Leica M246 Monochrom Blk Ex+  4,195.00 
 430714   LEICA M50/1.4 S’LUX ASP BL E+  3,995.00 
 430481   LEICA M50F1.0(60)W/HOOD E+  5,695.00 
 417697   Leica M6 (GMP) handgrip blk  75.00 
 429833   LEICA M6 HANDGRIP  119.99 
 417698   Leica M6 Handgrip  129.99 
 393416   Leica M9 1.5k Blk NwSnsr Exc  2,499.99 
 430467   LEICA MR4 METER BLK/CLA E+  269.99 
 430394   LEICA Q HANDGRIP E+  79.99 
 429972   LEICA R 100/2.8 MACRO APO E+  1,499.99 
 430503   LEICA R 100F2.8 APO MACRO E+  1,399.99 
 417661   Leica R 180/3.4 Apo Ex  599.99 
 430479   LEICA R 28-90/2.8-4.5ASPH E+  1,799.99 
 417848   Leica R 2x Extender Ex+  99.99 
 430504   LEICA R 35-70/4 VARIO ELM E+  999.99 
 307745   Leica R 35-70/4.0 ROM Cps Exc+  999.99 
 410083   Leica R 60/2.8 Mac 2cm CLA Bg  329.99 
 429947   LEICA R 80-200/4.0 ROM BX,E+  1,195.00 
 865845   Leica R Ext Tube 3-CAM W/BX E+  79.99 
 418627   Leica R to telescope 12.5mm  99.99 
 430502   LEICA R6.2 BLACK BODY E+  599.99 
 429968   LEICA R6.2 BLK BODY EX  599.99 
 430607   LEICA S007 BODY,BOX,ACC LNIB  7,999.95 
 430444   LEICA SF-58 TTL FLASH E+  249.99 
 430827   LEICA THUMBS UP/EP10S/M240  89.99 
 307746   Leica/Bogner X2 Case Blk Exc+  79.99 

Updated Used Leica Equipment for Sale – August 29th 2020

Current Updates:

We’re open again for in-person shopping Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. We will be open for in-store shopping in addition to curbside pickup services, which will still be offered  12-4pm Monday – Saturday. We’re available for questions, guidance and assistance at ‪(201) 664-4113‬ and customerservice@bergencountycamera.com.  We’ll be answering calls and returning emails between 10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. We’re offering free shipping on equipment orders over $99 (excluding oversize items). 


Here’s a list of our current used Leica equipment for sale. Our current used inventory is always available on Bergen County Camera’s used equipment page. If you would like to receive our full list weekly you can sign up here. If you are looking for something, just let us know, and we’ll let you know when we find it for you. We can be reached at 201-664-4113. As a full Leica Boutique we have great resources to help with anything Leica. 

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Updated August 29th 2020

 430820   LEICA DLUX 6/BAT/CHG EX  299.99 
 429997   LEICA DLUX T109,BX,BAT,CHG EX  699.99 
 430478   LEICA DMR/R9 KIT ALL ACCES E+  1,999.99 
 399368   Leica EVF1 f/D-Lux 5/6 Exc+  149.99 
 430477   LEICA EVF-2 BX,CS MINT  299.99 
 417767   Leica EVF-2 X1/X2 M240/m246 E+  299.99 
 430814   LEICA L 50/1.4 SUMMILUX LNIB  4,999.99 
 430261   LEICA L/SIGMA 35/1.4ART BX LN  599.99 
 417655   LEICA M 16-18-21/F4.0 6BIT E+  3,499.99 
 430569   LEICA M 246 MONOCHROME BLK EX  3,899.99 
 430251   LEICA M 28F2.8(CANADA)HD,CP E+  1,395.00 
 430485   LEICA M 28F2.8ELMARIT HD E+  1,199.99 
 430486   LEICA M 35F2.0ASPH/HD,CAPS E+  2,495.00 
 430475   LEICA M 35F2.5 SUMMARIT 6BIT  1,299.99 
 430484   LEICA M 50F2.0 W/TAB/HOOD E+  1,499.99 
 430253   LEICA M 75/1.4 RARE (CANADA)E+  4,495.00 
 430489   LEICA M 75F1.4(E60)CANADA E+  3,999.99 
 430891   LEICA M 75F2 APO/ASP 6BIT MINT  3,299.99 
 430716   LEICA M 90/2.0 APO ASP E+  3,795.00 
 430488   LEICA M 90/2.8 TELE/ELM/E+  799.99 
 424896   Leica M 90/4 Elmar SM CLA Ex-  139.99 
 430474   LEICA M 90F2 APO/ASPH/6BIT MNT  3,999.99 
 265798   Leica M E60 UV/IR Blk Exc+  179.99 
 364640   Leica M Grip M8 #14487 E+  69.99 
 265797   Leica M SerVII UV/IR Blk Exc+  159.99 
 430719   LEICA M UNIV POL/39/46/49 E+  299.99 
 430815   LEICA M/S 90/2.0 HD/CP EX  699.99 
 430174   LEICA M/VOIGHT 90/3.5 HD E+  399.99 
 430541   LEICA M10 HANDGRIP #24018 E+  299.99 
 430679   LEICA M10P BLK.BX BATT/CHG EX  6,495.00 
 430476   LEICA M240 SILVER BX ACC MINT  2,999.99 
 426838   Leica M246 Monochrom Blk Ex+  4,195.00 
 430714   LEICA M50/1.4 S’LUX ASP BL E+  3,995.00 
 430481   LEICA M50F1.0(60)W/HOOD E+  5,695.00 
 417697   Leica M6 (GMP) handgrip blk  75.00 
 429833   LEICA M6 HANDGRIP  119.99 
 417698   Leica M6 Handgrip  129.99 
 393416   Leica M9 1.5k Blk NwSnsr Exc  2,499.99 
 430467   LEICA MR4 METER BLK/CLA E+  269.99 
 430394   LEICA Q HANDGRIP E+  79.99 
 429996   LEICA R 1.4X APO EXTENDER,CS  499.99 
 429972   LEICA R 100/2.8 MACRO APO E+  1,499.99 
 430503   LEICA R 100F2.8 APO MACRO E+  1,399.99 
 417661   Leica R 180/3.4 Apo Ex  599.99 
 430479   LEICA R 28-90/2.8-4.5ASPH E+  1,799.99 
 417848   Leica R 2x Extender Ex+  99.99 
 408737   Leica R 35/2.8 1cam AsIs  169.99 
 430504   LEICA R 35-70/4 VARIO ELM E+  999.99 
 307745   Leica R 35-70/4.0 ROM Cps Exc+  999.99 
 410083   Leica R 60/2.8 Mac 2cm CLA Bg  329.99 
 429947   LEICA R 80-200/4.0 ROM BX,E+  1,195.00 
 865845   Leica R Ext Tube 3-CAM W/BX E+  79.99 
 418627   Leica R to telescope 12.5mm  99.99 
 430502   LEICA R6.2 BLACK BODY E+  599.99 
 429968   LEICA R6.2 BLK BODY EX  599.99 
 430607   LEICA S007 BODY,BOX,ACC LNIB  7,999.95 
 430444   LEICA SF-58 TTL FLASH E+  249.99 
 430827   LEICA THUMBS UP/EP10S/M240  89.99 
 307746   Leica/Bogner X2 Case Blk Exc+  79.99 

TBT 12/10/19 – Leica M3 “Lucky 7” & Snap Balls

Front view of Leica M3

This week’s feature is a very early Leica M3, serial #777xxx, 6th German production batch, 2nd year of production: 1955. The “xxx” designation is a throwback to the days of magazine ads and mimeographed collectors’ newsletters. Leaving off the last 3 digits supposedly prevented the felonious from claiming your Leica was theirs—“that’s MY serial number!” In the world of internet and digital product photography, doesn’t hold much water. But old habits die hard.

When this lovely M3 came back from service, young Jeremy’s eyes widened and he started playing with it. “The film door is sticking, is it bent?” Didn’t make sense it would come back from our uber-talented Mystery Tech with a bent door, so I put on my obsessive-compulsive otaku goggles and examined the patient. Turns out there were two tiny little spring-loaded ball bearings, one each at the bottom outer edge of the door, that fit into two tiny recesses in the body. The door snapped shut, so gravity wouldn’t flip it open if you held the body lens mount up with the bottom plate removed. 
I’d never seen them before, and I’ve seen lotsa M3s, but also didn’t understand why they were necessary. Kinda cool/elegant, but the door flapping open when you’re loading film didn’t seem like a problem. And definitely not present on later bodies. Hmmmm…..
Leica Rep Rob visited soon after, and pulled out Volume 1 of Herr Doktor Professor James Lager’s 3-volume tome, and started flipping pages. “Oh, look, here they are—-‘Snap Balls.'” Early production runs only, soon dropped. Soon after Herr Doktor Professor Lager himself visited, to make 4×6 prints of birds, and he said: “Ah, yes, the Snap Balls.” Confirmed they were definitely a thing.

Back view of Leica M3

After we exchanged some totally immature, ribald banter about other uses for the phrase “Snap Balls,” as Rude Boys will do, Jim mentioned that those early M3s were marvels of construction. Techs would be elbow-deep in parts during an overhaul, and find some nook/cranny, deep in the bowels, perfectly polished. For no good engineering reason. Leica was proud of their work, and it showed. Like the Snap Balls, an elegant but time-intensive thing that was, as far as the photographic tool was concerned, unnecessary. 
Many of these niceties fell away as the ’50s progressed into the ’60s. More than 220,000 M3 bodies were produced from 1954-1966. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. Then less than 100k M2s (’58-’67), less than 60k M4s (’67-’75), and less than 30k M5s (’71-’75), which is when Leica Germany decided to kill the M series. As baroque German design lost ground to ruthless Japanese efficiency, those elegant touches necessarily fell away.

Techs also said that M3 overhauls involved lots of hand-filing and custom fitting of replacement parts. The brass drive gears gave the M3 smoothness, but couldn’t handle a motor winder, and wore faster than steel. The steel gears in later bodies were “better,” but those bodies were never as silky smooth as an M3. But they didn’t need service as often, and were quicker to overhaul.

You gain some, you lose some. I love how an M3 feels, and what it represents. I’m grateful I can slap a motor winder on an M6 or M7. I’m amazed one of the best digital cameras I’ve handled is an M10P. A lineage just a little bit older than me.

Our featured M3, with the Snap Balls, was paired with a collapsible 50mm Summicron, and has already found a new home. It was smooth, snappy and lovely, and sold for a ridiculously reasonably $1299.99. I’m sorry to say I neglected to photograph the Snap Balls, but you can get Volume 1 of Lager’s Leica: An Illustrated History  for only $225 and see them there.