Unlike the previous Royal Wedding edition which other
than having the royal flavor attaches to the issue; the LEICA M6 TTL black paint
Øresundsbron Edition has
a far improved configuration in its basic specification which begins from system
The camera was supplied with a very nicely
made dark-colored wooden presentation case, internally laid with red velvet cloth.
The cloth has an imprinting of "LEICA M6 TTL Øresundsbron 2000".
Lock mechanism used a push button design. The entire setup with a camera and a lens
attached projects a classy touch as well as very elegantly look.
As mentioned, there were three configurations to allow users to make a choice. Within
the series, the "highest spec" (basically the most expensive among the
lots) was the 75 units of Summilux-M 1:1.4/50mm ASPH black paint version which bundled
for LEICA M6 TTL black paint Øresundsbron 2000. The Black Paint Summilux-M
50/1.4 ASPH was a special edition lens with special "Øresundsbron
2000" engraving which makes it a dedicated, matching optic for the camera.
Probably the small quantity of production just for the edition has it commanding
a higher premium than other combinations and makes this very collectible.
|The version of the Summilux-M has no
built-in lens hood type and has a old style manual focusing ring. But optically,
it uses combination of a floating element, special glass types with unique refraction
properties, as well as incorporating a lens element with aspherical surface which
makes the Summilux-M ASPH series so famous about.
The viewfinder magnification supplied
was a 0.85x finder which is more tuned for longer focal length lenses. Bright-line
viewfinder frames built-in with 90mm, 50/75 mm, 35/135mm. For other combinations,
you may have to make use of system finder accessories. Other than these, the LEICA
M6 TTL Black Paint Øresundsbron 2000 Edition will be just like any of the
regular production M6 TTL unit.
special engraved Serial Number engraved along with Leica production S/N starts with
xxx/150 which is matched with the letter of authentication issued with each of the
unit. Although no TTL symbol was present, but most LEICA users should understand
the TTL flash exposure control metering it offers in these LEICA M6 TTL units.
|Among the three available options for
the LEICA M6 TTL Black Paint Øresundsbron 2000 series, the Summilux-M 5-/1.4
ASPH black paint edition has a very good collectible basis for Leica enthusiasts
to think about. Overall, Nordisk Foto Imports A/S was thoughtful enough in ensuring
those Leica faithful who may has been investing into their Øresundsbron series
would see preservation of its value, if not for appreciation.
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The basic configuration of LEICA M6 TTL Øresundsbron Black Paint without a companion lens
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