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    Keep an eye out for them:

    Lens Description Serial #
    18mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001858
    21mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001545
    25mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001557
    35mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001924
    40mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001936
    50mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001893
    75mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0001742
    100mm Leica Summilux-C CW-0002046

    Please contact Focus Optics if you have any information at (818) 567-1007, or by email: stuart@focusoptics.com
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    What a Shame!

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    Stealing lenses like this can't possibly have been done by an informed individual... how many are there in circulation in the world? The delivery time if you join the waiting list today is close to ten years as they are near to impossible to manufacture.... hope this gets resolved very soon and hope everyone who works with Summilux-C's check the serial numbers.
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    What is insane is the AMOUNT of LENS theft that is happening especially in LA, and especially on Leica's...

    Have been offered few sets, but none of them matches this or the other sets I know of been stolen and reported.
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    Lets hope they are not re-engraving new serials numbers, is that possible without it being noticable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon MIchael Puntervold View Post
    Lets hope they are not re-engraving new serials numbers, is that possible without it being noticable?
    Anything can be done for a price I imagine...and with the price of these lenses the possible return makes it a potentially worthwhile expense for a tout or thief.
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    Wow - that's almost $200k of very specific lenses -- must be quite difficult to sell.

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    That stuff most likely can't be fenced in the US due to it's nature so they had to have been stolen specifically for someone to use in this country or to be sent outside the country to foreign markets as much of the high-end thefts seem to be these days. Was this an outright break-in/robbery or a talk-n-take like most of the stuff we've seen?
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    Where can a buyer go to have serial number of lenses for sale to avoid buying stolen goods?
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