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Leica M6 Black 35mm Rangefinder Body Only

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Body Serial Number #2295760

Condition 9/10 comes with 6 months warranty.  

Description:

This Leica M6 is a rangefinder camera manufactured by Leica in 1997.

"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 is a mechanical camera; all functions save the light meter work without batteries, unlike the succeeding M7, which needs electrical power to operate properly", read more here. 

Specifications:

Finder

Standard 0.72x

Combined 28mm & 90mm, 35mm & 135mm and 50mm & 75mm frames.

 

Shutter

Rubberized cloth, horizontal focal plane.

1,000 - 1 second and Bulb.

Full-stop clicks, also a click for the 1/50 flash sync speed.

Intermediate speeds work fine, except between 1/8 - 1/15 and between 1/30-1/60.

The gotcha to intermediate speeds is that the meter only meters at full-stops and 1/50, so if you set it to an intermediate speed, the meter won't know.

 

Remote Release       

Any standard cable release.

Meter

The meter reads off a 12mm diameter central white spot on the shutter curtain.

 

Left led lit – underexposed
Left LED let and right LED half lit – 1/2 ev under
Both LEDs lit – correct exposure
Right LED lit and left LED half lit – 1/2 ev over
Right LED lit – overexposed
Neither LED lit means the meter is out of its 0-20ev range

 

Effective Rangefinder Base Length        

69.25mm physical base.

Finder Effective Base Length

0.85x (optional) 58.9mm

0.72x, standard 49.9mm

0.58x (optional) 40.2mm

Top plate      

0.8mm die-cast zinc.

Bottom plate        

0.8mm drawn sheet brass.

Brass latch.

Batteries and Power (only required for light meter operation)       

 Type

Two very common A76 or S76 (11.6 x 5.4mm) button cells, also known as D357, 10L14, EPX76, KS76,SR44, 357, and V76PX.

or

One 3V lithium CR 1/3N, also known as DL 1/3N, K58L and 2L76 (11.6 x 10.8mm).

Battery Check

Battery low warning: right LED blinks. It also does this if there isn't enough light.

References:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/m6.htm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/90mm-f28-tele.htm

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Collections: Rangefinder

Type: 35mm Camera

Vendor: Leica



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