Due to recent circumstances, our San Francisco Leica Store will be closed until 12/5. All orders placed will be shipped out of Walnut Creek and Rancho Mirage stores, but if the order cannot be shipped from those stores, it will be shipped from San Francisco on 12/5. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. 

Read More

Leica M6

Available for Pre-Order

Total reviews: 0
Camera West ID: 1290832

Product Information

For more than 100 years, Leica Camera AG has been a synonym for cameras and lenses with permanent values such as reliability, consistency, and quality. With analog photography experiencing a renaissance – the new Leica M6 represents Leica Camera’s continued commitment to these values.

Leica M6 Key Features:
  • 0.72x Viewfinder with Coated Glass Surfaces
  • Solid Brass Top Plate Enhanced with Abrasion Resistant Black Lacquer
  • Red Leitz Logo
  • Original M6 Style Packaging
  • New Light Meter Indicator with Battery Warning
  • New Leica M6 Style ISO Dial, Newly Developed with Modern Electronic Components Inside
  • Leather Carrying Strap with Embossed LEICA lettering
  • New Black Leatherette with Leica M6 Typical "MADE IN GERMANY" Embossing
  • Made in Germany
Camera type Analogue rangefinder system camera (35mm)
Type No. 2248
Order No. Black: 10557
Material Closed full metal housing, Top cover and bottom cover: brass, black finish
Lens mount Leica M bayonet
Operating conditions 0°C to +40°C
Interfaces ISO accessory shoe
Tripod thread A 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base
Weight 575g (without battery)
Large, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation
Parallax compensation The horizontal and vertical difference between viewfinder and lens is compensated automatically in line with the relevant focus setting. Congruence of viewfinder and actual image. The size of the bright-line frame matches the distance:
at 2 m: the exact sensor size of approx. 23.9 x 35.8 mm
at infinity: (depending on focal length) approx. 7.3% (28 mm) to 18% (135 mm)
less than 2 m: less than film size
Viewfinder magnification x0.73 (all lenses)
Wide- base rangefinder Split and superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image.
Shutter type Focal plane shutter with rubber liner, mechanically controlled
Shutter speeds Mech. shutter: 1s - 1⁄1000s
Flash Synch: up to 1⁄50s
Shutter release Two-stage: Power up (activation of exposure meter) – Release. Integrated standard cable release thread.
Film winding
Loading Manual with quick wind lever or LEICAVIT M, motorized with LEICA MOTOR-M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER
Rewinding Manual with telescopic rewind knob
Frame counter On top of camera. Automatic reset after removal of bottom cover.
Working range 70cm to ∞
Focus mode Manual
Exposure metering TTL (exposure metering through the lens), with working aperture
Metering cell Silicon photo diode with convex lens to the top left behind the camera bayonet.
Film speed range Manual setting from ISO 6/9° to ISO 6400/39°.
Metering principle The light reflected by a metering spot in the center of the 1st shutter curtain is metered. The metering spot has a diameter of 12mm and therefore corresponds to approx. 13% of the full negative format or around 2/3 of the short side of the corresponding frame in the viewfinder.
Exposure control mode Manual shutter speed and aperture setting, adjustment using LED light balance.
Flash unit connection Via accessory shoe
Synchronisation On the 1st shutter curtain
Flash sync speed : 1/50s; slower shutter speeds possible.
Flash exposure control Via computer control of flash unit or via guide number calculation and manual setting for the required aperture.
Power Supply 2 Silver oxide button cells (PX76/SR44) or 1 Lithium battery (DL1/3N)

Delivery & returns

Returns & Exchanges

To ensure that you are pleased with the products you order from our stores all of our pre-owned gear come with a 24 hours inspection period for you to check out the item against our description. If it doesn't meet your expectations please reach out to us to start a return.

All returns are accepted 14 days from point of sale and must be returned in the original condition they were shipped as. Returns might be subject to a restocking fee of up to 15%, but as a courtesy, we do our best to work around fees if it is possible. We invite you to contact us for more info of you have a question about a return.

For more info concerning returns and exchanges please visit our knowledge base here.

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping of items over $100 required direct signature. All items over $100 are shipped via Fedex Ground. Please make sure your address accepts Fedex delivery services. Usually, PO boxes are not acceptable delivery addresses. For packages over $100 we require a direct signature if there is an issue with this please reach out to [email protected] with your order number and we will see what we can do to accommodate.

For more info concerning shipping please visit our knowledge base here.

Questions & Inquiries

Please feel free to email us [email protected], or fill out the form below and we will do our best to assist you.

Unboxing & First Look: The NEW Leica M6!

Join Carlo as he unboxes the NEW Leica M6! The Leica M6 is back and better than ever! Featuring an all brass construction, updated electronics, and an improved rangefinder, the new Leica M6 is ready for a new generation of photographers.

Unboxing & First Look: The NEW Leica M6!
Leica M6 Reviews
0 reviews

Please login to leave a review.

Sort By
No reviews yet, be the first to leave a review.
Leica M6 Questions
Sort By
No questions yet, be the first to ask one.