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Leica M6 Classic Silver 35mm Rangefinder Body Only


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Body Serial Number #1935561

Condition 7.5/10 comes with 6 months warranty.  


"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", read more here. 



Standard 0.72x

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


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.


TTL, reads off a 12mm diameter central white spot on the shutter curtain.

M6 TTL: Reads down to 1 second at up to ISO 400.

M6 TTL: Left LED flashes if under range.

I haven't measured the range for the M6; I'll presume it's similar.

 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         


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


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.




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Category: Leica

Type: 35mm Rangefinder

Vendor: Leica

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