Leica M6 Classic 35mm Rangefinder Camera M-mount - only 3130 unit was made.


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Serial Number: 1665820

The Leica M6 is a rangefinder camera manufactured by Leica from 1984 to 1998.

The M6 combines the silhouette of the Leica  M3 and Leica M4 with a modern, off-the-shutter light meter with no moving parts and LED arrows in the viewfinder. Informally it is referred to as the M6 "Classic" to distinguish it from the "M6 TTL" models, and to indicate its "Classic" M3 dimensions. The top and bottom plates were made from lighter, cheaper magnesium alloy rather than the heavier machined brass of the M3 and M4. The M6 and M6 TTL are mechanical cameras; all functions save the light meter work without batteries, unlike the succeeding M7, which needs electrical power to operate properly.

M6 0.85 - 1998. The 0.85 magnification viewfinder was offered on regular production cameras for easier and more accurate focusing with long focal length or wide aperture lenses, such as the 50 mm f/1.0 Noctilux and 75 mm f/1.4 Summilux. The 28 mm framelines are dropped in this model. Only 3,130 of these cameras were made (all black chrome), so they are among the less common regular production of the M6.

  • Viewfinder: 0.58×, 0.72× and 0.85×
  • Framelines: 0.58× (28-90, 35, 50-75), 0.72× (28-90, 35-135, 50-75), 0.85× (35-135, 50-75, 90)
  • Shutter speeds: 1 sec., 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, [detent at 1/50 for flash synch], 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, B [M6 TTL adds "off" position to shutter dial]
  • Film speed: 6–6400 ISO
  • Power supply [for exposure meter operation only]: 2 silver oxide button cells (type SR44) or 1 lithium battery (1/3 N)


"The M's are a great camera for situations where you can't stop and set things up. You are capturing moments or documenting events. I often recommend Leicas to other photographers as the perfect wedding cameras. A typical assignment would be the one I did recently for a pro bono client, a People's Clinic. They needed images of the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and administrators providing services to their clients. They wanted the photography to be non intrusive and unposed and yet they needed high quality color images for reproduction on posters and in brochures.

I went with three cameras and three lenses. The cameras were two M6's and an earlier model, the M5. All have excellent through the lens almost spot meters..." read more here.


References :

1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica_M6

2) http://photo.net/equipment/leica/m6


Category: Leica

Type: 35mm Camera

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