Thinking of getting a rare vintage Leica to add to your growing camera collection? We’ve found just the right stuff for you to consider. There’s an ebay listing for two Leica M6 Platinum 150 Jahre Optik limited edition cameras with 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M and 35mm f/2 Summicron M lenses, for a discounted buy it now price of $60,775.
According to the listing by www_schouten-select_com, the two limited edition platinum-plated Leica M6 cameras are in excellent condition, like new and probably never used. They come complete with accessories (only the 35mm Summicron-M comes with a lens hood), papers, and both presentation and inner boxes. This edition was made for the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Carls Kellner’s Optical Institute (a forerunner of Leitz) in 1849. Only 150 units were produced, each engraved with years from 1849 to 1999, along with “150 Jahre Optik” and the name and optical diagram of the lens bundled with the camera. Each body is dressed in elegant grey snakeskin (Karung) leather and comes in an equally beautiful nut-tree root-wood box.
The listing also mentioned that a total of 5 different sets of this edition were released:
- Leica M6 Platinum + 50mm f2.8 Elmar-M (1850-1879)
- Leica M6 Platinum + 50mm f2 Summicron-M (1880-1909)
- Leica M6 Platinum + 50mm f1.4 Summilux-M (1910-1939)
- Leica M6 Platinum + 35mm f2 Summicron-M (1940-1969)
- Leica M6 Platinum + 35mm f1.4 Summilux-M (1970-1999)
The ebay seller also noted that this edition should not be mistaken for the more common Leica M6 Platinum 150 Years Photography. If you’re curious, you can find out more about that edition in this detailed mir.com.my post.
Smitten with this stunning pair? Step right up to the ebay listing to find out more, buy it now, or make your best offer.