Leica M6 Film Camera Body

LeicaSKU: 10557

Sale price$5,695.00
  • Solid Brass Top Plate Enhanced with Abrasion Resistant Black Lacquer
  • Original M6 Style Packaging with Red Leitz Logo
  • New Light Meter Indicator with Battery Warning
  • New Leica M6 Style ISO Dial, Newly Developed with Modern Electronic Components Inside
  • M6 Rangefinder Film Camera Body

  • Leather Carrying Strap

  • Body Cap

  • Battery

  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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Camera typeAnalogue rangefinder system camera (35 mm)
MaterialClosed full metal housing, Top cover and bottom cover: brass, black finish
Lens mountLeica M bayonet
InterfacesISO accessory shoe
Tripod threadA 1⁄4 DIN 4503 (1⁄4”) with stainless steel in the base
ViewfinderLarge, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensationViewfinder: Large, bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation
Parallax compensationThe 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 sensor size
Viewfinder magnificationx0.73 (all lenses)
Wide-base rangefinderSplit or superimposed image rangefinder shown as a bright field at the center of the viewfinder image
Shutter typeFocal plane shutter with rubber liner, mechanically controlled
Shutter speedsMech. shutter: 1 s - 1⁄1000 s
Shutter releaseTwo-stage: Power up (activation of exposure meter) – Release. Integrated standard cable release thread.
LoadingManual with quick wind lever or LEICAVIT M, motorized with LEICA MOTOR-M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDERLoading Manual with quick wind lever or LEICAVIT M, motorized with LEICA MOTOR-M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER
RewindingManual with telescopic rewind knob
Frame counterOn top of camera. Automatic reset after removal of bottom cover.
Focus range70 cm to ∞
Focus modeManual
Exposure meteringTTL (exposure metering through the lens), with working aperture
Metering principleExposure metering is done by the image sensor for all exposure metering methods (in Live View mode and in rangefinder mode). 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.
Metering cellSilicon photo diode with convex lens to the top left behind the camera bayonet.
Film speed rangeManual setting from ISO 6/9° to ISO 6400/39°
Exposure control modeManual shutter speed and aperture setting, adjustment using LED light balance.
Flash unit connectionVia accessory shoe
SynchronizationOn the 1st shutter curtain
Flash synch speedup to 1⁄50 s, slower shutter speeds possible.
Flash exposure controlVia computer control of flash unit or via guide number calculation and manual setting for the required aperture. Power Supply
Power Supply2 Silver oxide button cells (PX76/SR44) or 1 Lithium battery (DL1/3N)
Weight 575g (without battery)
Operating conditions+0 to +40°C