Exclusive Leica camera armored with wood veneer

Leica cameras and lenses stand for outstanding, “Made in Germany” quality. These handcrafted, precision optical tools have had a major impact on the world of photography for more than 100 years.

Every year, some of these masterworks, both cameras, and lenses, make it to the stage at the Leitz Photographica Auction to be sold to the highest bidder. Last year, the auction celebrated its 20th anniversary and announced an exclusive special edition. Together with Leica Camera AG, Leitz Photographica Auction developed this extraordinary set that is now available for purchase: the Leica M6 Set "Leitz Auction" comes with a Leica M6 and the Noctilux-M 50 f/1.2 ASPH., both in a glossy black paint finish.

The Leitz Photographica Auction is one of the world's most renowned auctions of vintage cameras, lenses, and other interesting accessories. The M6 Set "Leitz Auction" is appropriately festive in commemoration of the anniversary: with a glossy black paint finish, the Leitz logo made of solid gold – specially prepared by a goldsmith in Wetzlar, Germany – and exclusive real wood armoring made of walnut veneer. The noble design is exquisitely rounded off by engravings in gold and red.

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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).