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  • LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

    When the LEICA M celebrated its 40th anniversary, in the time spanning 1954 to 1994, LEICA M increasingly gained in importance and worldwide interest as the unique precision rangefinder system camera with timeless, elegant LEICA design. In commemoration of the anniversary of this classic camera, LEICA Camera Gmbh released 1640 special edition sets in which 40 years of LEICA M history with the special serial numbers 1954-01 to 1994-40. The first camera with the special serial number 1954-00 has since been preserved in the historical museum of Leica Camera Gmbh, Solms. The LEICA M6J is equipped with the ELMAR-M f/2.8/50mm with collapsible lens barrel. Camera and lens bear the same serial number. Included in the set is also a nostalgically styled leather ever-ready case. The set is supplied as a unit in a wooden case.
    The LEICA M6J is a hybrid of the M3 and the M6 with the frame lines for 35mm, 50mm, 90mm and 135mm lenses. Unlike the LEICA M3, the M6J has TTL metering, hot shoe, motor drive connection, a M4 style rewind crank and a M6 battery chamber. With a 0.85 magnification finder, the M6J provides almost the same focussing accuracy with the 35mm frameline (not in M3).

    I acquired this set in 1997 and it is still sitting in my dry cabinet.

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    Last edited by khaireen; 20-04-2011, 10:08 PM.

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    Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

    drools ! a must have collector item for leica kaki
    I'm full time gear head, yes i am... :D

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    • #3
      Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

      khaireen,
      Is this to share with us this uber cool camera or r u hinting its for sale?..

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      • #4
        Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

        Originally posted by macropixman View Post
        khaireen,
        Is this to share with us this uber cool camera or r u hinting its for sale?..
        This is just to vet your appetite..

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        • #5
          Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

          Originally posted by macropixman View Post
          khaireen,
          Is this to share with us this uber cool camera or r u hinting its for sale?..
          I'm pretty sure he's got many pm's asking for best price already, hahah
          How do I use this Camera?

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          • #6
            Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

            u definitely have the bragging rights with this piece of history
            HASSLEBLOOD!

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            • #7
              Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

              Jahre Leicas... I assume you also have a M6 LHSA ? That camera's a beauty. But to glossy.
              http://danishfairoz.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                Originally posted by zeronuker View Post
                I'm pretty sure he's got many pm's asking for best price already, hahah
                do u have a R8/R9 ? from ur avatar
                I'm full time gear head, yes i am... :D

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                • #9
                  Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                  david,
                  zn has several Leica R's...but he ain't selling..

                  Originally posted by david.tan View Post
                  do u have a R8/R9 ? from ur avatar

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                  • #10
                    Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                    Originally posted by david.tan View Post
                    do u have a R8/R9 ? from ur avatar
                    David, you had a Leica R4 + Motordrive once kan ?
                    http://danishfairoz.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                      Originally posted by david.tan View Post
                      do u have a R8/R9 ? from ur avatar
                      Yep, R4 to R9. skipped the R8 though. =]
                      How do I use this Camera?

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                      • #12
                        Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                        Why am I in this thread....?
                        Maxby has a facebook too

                        PhotoSafari - each experience is a different

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                        • #13
                          Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                          The Japanese would shrink wrapped this camera and put it in a safe deposit box.....

                          This is a real beauty. I wonder how many people really use the camera?
                          Maxby has a facebook too

                          PhotoSafari - each experience is a different

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                          • #14
                            Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                            Originally posted by maxby View Post
                            The Japanese would shrink wrapped this camera and put it in a safe deposit box.....

                            This is a real beauty. I wonder how many people really use the camera?
                            Tq all for viewing.

                            The reason I started this thread is to share with PM'ers and give some insight into this collectible Leica. Whether it is for sale or not, that depends. Any transaction is doable if the price is right for both buyer and seller. To date, there is an offer to sell on Ebay for US $ 8,700, there is yet a firm bid. At that price, it is unlikely for a Leica M aficionado to bid as it is equivalent to the price of M9. I believe most collectors in the mid 90's paid for the M6J between US$ 4,500 and US$ 6,000 and locked them away. I don't think any Leica collector would want to use it. I suppose a Leica M user would use either a MP, M6TTL or M7 to capture images with films. To shoot digital, one would use the M9.

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                            • #15
                              Re: LEICA M6J with LEICA ELMAR f/22.8/50 mm (Special Limited Edition)

                              M6 came out lotsa special and limited edition, guess M6 is one of the best and most Leica M ever sold in history

                              it def looks like a Patek to me, something keep for life and generations

                              *must visit you some other time and see see this precious
                              I'm full time gear head, yes i am... :D

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