Leica 10440 M6J + Elmar-M 50mm F/2.8 in collectors case/box

SKU: M6J_1960-18
Condition Rating:

Optical: Perfect

Mechanical: Fully working

Cosmetical: Collectors grade

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Price: 8.500,00

In stock

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Condition report:

The Leica M6J is a limited edition Leica M rangefinder. It was produced in 1994 to honour the 40th birthday of the Leica M system that was started in 1954 with the M3. When the system turned 40 years old in 1994 Leica was producing the M6 rangefinder camera. That’s why Leica decided to produce a special edition camera that both features M3 and M6 characteristics. The camera looks like a M3 from the front but also has the tilted M6 style rewind crank. The camera has the M6 light meter inside (2xLR44 battery) but only shows the M3 framelines inside the viewfinder. A very well made mix of 2 of the most famous Leica cameras of all time. Only a total of 1640 cameras were made. Produced and numbered in 40 cameras per year. This copy is marked 1960-18.

This M6J is in outstanding, lets call it collectors grade, condition. We bought this one from the first owner who bought it new when the kit was released new. Only a few rolls have been shot with it and therefore the camera looks like new still. The finder is perfectly clean, the lens has amazing bright and clean glass, all dails and controls feel very smooth still. The light meter is machine tested and found to be accurate on all EV values. The shutter is remarkable good for a camera that mainly sat unsued in a cabinet for most of its life. We see the speeds are perfect in tollerance from 1s up to 1/500th of a second. Only the 1/1000th has the ever so slightest unbalance between left and right hand side of the negative. If we did not tell you it would most likely never had been noticed. This can be adjusted for by a Leica technician, but since this camera is mainly a collectors piece, never opened before, and in perfect user condition anyway we decided to leave this up to the new owner to decide.

With this M6J you will receive a series of special made accessories. The main one being the amazing and luxurious wooden presentation case in which the camera sits snugly The Elmar-M lens comes with the traditional slip on metal lenscap. With the camera you will receive a custom leather case and a series of papers and documentation. The camera, lens and accessories look like new. There are 2 faint marks on the top of the wooden case but overall this is a mint looking kit ready to be placed in a high end Leica collection again.

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BTW / Margeregeling:

Op al onze tweedehands artikelen is de margeregeling van toepassing (0% BTW). Omdat er geen belasting over deze producten wordt verrekend kunt u deze ook niet terugvragen via de belastingaangifte. U kunt de factuur uiteraard wel gewoon als kosten in uw onderneming verrekenen. Op nieuwe artikelen zoals film of batterijen zit gewoon 21% BTW.


Naast een bezoek aan onze fysieke winkel te Delft is het natuurlijk ook mogelijk een aankoop te doen via de webshop. Wij verzenden onze pakketten 1 maal per week, op donderdagen. Bestellingen geplaatst vóór donderdag 11:00 zullen diezelfde week nog worden verzonden. Wij verzenden uitsluitend met PostNL en FedEx. Deze opties worden gebaseerd op gewicht, productwaarde en uw bestemming en zijn te kiezen via de check-out. Klik hier voor meer informatie over levertijden en verzending.


Net als de verzendopties krijgt u in de check-out de betaalmogelijkheden te zien voor uw bestelling en bestemming. In de winkel accepteren wij contant, PIN en de meeste creditcards. Klik hier voor meer informatie over betalen.

Nieuwe binnenkomers:

Wij werken hard om de collectie en voorraad op niveau te hebben. Elke dinsdag plaatsen wij +/- 50 nieuwe artikelen variërend van camera’s, lenzen en de mooiste accessoires. Omdat wij een enorme aanvraag hebben kan de voorraad soms hard gaan.

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Alle producten die wij verkopen in de winkel of op de website zijn uitvoerig getest*. Op vrijwel alle producten ontvangt u daarom ook een passende garantie, dit staat per product aangegeven. Wij hebben een unieke positie in de markt omdat wij een nauwe samenwerking hebben met Amsterdam Camera Repairs. Ook beschikken wij over zeldzame testapparatuur en de mogelijkheid eventuele defecten vrijwel altijd weer te repareren. Is er iets niet te repareren in de garantie? Dan bieden wij je altijd een nette oplossing. Zelfs als uw garantie is verstreken assisteren we graag in een eventuele oplossing voor uw probleem. Klik hier voor meer informatie over garantie en reparaties.

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Inkoop en taxaties:

Wij zijn altijd op zoek naar mooie nieuwe voorraad. Ons team heeft decennia lange ervaring en kan zelfs de meest unieke stukken op hun waarde inschatten. Wekelijks kopen wij nieuwe voorraad in, of het nu gaat om enkele stuks of volledige collecties. Heeft u iets om te verkopen of bent u benieuwd of wij er interesse in zouden hebben? Op onze inkooppagina vindt u alle informatie of kom langs in de winkel!

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We have a beautiful physical store in the middle of old town Delft NL. We invite you to visit. In the store you can see, try and buy all the products that are for sale on our website. We’re opened on Wednesdays till Saturdays from 13:00 till 17:00. No need to plan an appoitment. Click here if you want to read more about our unique store.

VAT and taxes:

On all our used products no VAT is charged. Products are sold under the Dutch margin sceme. Because no VAT is applied you can not get this back. On new products such as rolls of film or batteries the regular 21% BTW is charged. For some countries like USA, UK, Switzerland and most countries outside the EU a import fee may apply. This depends on the customs in the country of your destination.


If you are not able to visit the physical store in Delft it of course is possible to purchase through our webshop. Our international parcels are send out with FedEx couriers every Thursday. Fully paid orders before Thursdays 11:00 AM will be shipped that same day. We exclusevily work with FedEx, shipping in EU are usually delivered in a matter of a few business days. Outside EU usually within a week.

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New arrivals:

Our team works very hard to maintain and level up our store stocks. Every Thuesday we list around 50 new items, varying from from hard to find camera’s, lenses and handy accessories. Because the huge demand the stock sometimes can be sold very fast.

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All the products in our store and online have been tested very carefully. You will therefore receive a fitting warranty on almost all of those products. How much warranty you get is listed per product. We have a unique position in the market because we have a close partnership with Amsterdam Camera Repairs. We work with some rare testing equipment and have the possibility to repair almost everything. If something can not be fixed we will of course find another solution. Even when your warranty expired we can always assist in finding a good solution for your problem. Click here to read more about our warranty conditions.


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We are always on the look out for nice fresh stock. Our team has decades of experience and can put prices on even the most exotic pieces of photographic equipment. We buy new stock weekly, ranging from some single pieces to full big collections. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to sell your equipment to us. On our buying-in page you can read more about how our buying in works.


Main specs of the Leica M6:

The Leica M6 features the same shutter speeds as many other M models: 1/1000th to 1s and bulb. The new style light meter gives a LED readout in the viewfinder. The light meter needs only 2x LR44 batteries to operate. In order to house the batteries the selftimer mechanism was removed from the body. The standard M6 houses framelines for 28-35-50-75-90-135mm lenses. Loading, advancing and rewinding film works on the quick same way was the M4 models.

Leica M6 variants:

The M6 usually comes in 2 colors and with 3 different magnification viewfinders. The 0.72 is the most common but there is also a 0.85 version for tele lenses or a 0.58 for wide angle lenses. Later on a TTL version was introduced which could meter flash light through the lens, click here to read more about the TTL model. Many special editions of the M6 have been produced over the years, with the most desired one beind the Titanium one.