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Leica M6 Black Paint (New)


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Leica M6 – an icon of analog photography

The legendary Leica M6 is an icon. Intuitive, compact and discreet, it allows you to get up close to the action – and to real emotions. Since 1984, it has been the camera of choice for many of the world's best photographers, who have used it to create countless iconic images.

In a world that is moving faster than ever, analogue photography is experiencing a renaissance, as people embrace time-honoured values such as reliability, trust and quality. People want cameras with a soul, like the Leica M6. Embodying only the essentials, it reflects a conscious rejection of countless features in favour of focusing on what’s necessary. To revisit photography as an active, creative process and to tell intimate stories. The new Leica M6. The rebirth of an icon, "Made in Germany“.

The essentials:

  • Compact analog rangefinder system camera
  • Large, bright-line viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation and frame preselector for 28 and 90 mm, 35 and 135 mm and 50 and 75mm. Automatic projection with the lens fitted.
  • Mechanical shutter
  • Manual setting of shutter speed and aperture
  • With selective light meter
  • Angled rewind crank
  • Scratch resistant black paint
  • Leitz logo
  • Made in Germany

Technical Data:

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
Viewfinder:  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)
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
Dimensions (W x H x D):  138.6 mm x 78 mm x 40mm
Weight:  575 g (without battery)

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