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Leica M6
Leica M6 TTL
Leica M6 TTL
MakerLeica Camera
Released1984 (1984)
Lens mountLeica M-mount
LensInterchangeable lens
Film format35mm
Film size36mm x 24mm
Film speedISO 6-6400
Film speed detectionManual setting
Film advanceManual
Film rewindManual
Focus modesSplit and superposed-image rangefinder
Exposure modesManual (M), and Bulb (B)
Metering modesCenter-weighted (13% of full film format)
FlashHot Shoe, PC Sync
Flash synchronization1/50s
ShutterMechanically timed horizontal running cloth shutter
Shutter speed range1s - 1/1000s with Bulb and 1/50s flash sync
ViewfinderBrightline frame viewfinder with automatic parallax-compensation
Viewfinder magnification0.58x, 0.72x, 0.85x
Battery3v from 2x PX76/SR44 silver oxide cell or 1x DL 1/3N lithium cell
Optional motor drivesLeica Motor-M, Winder-M, Winder 4-P and Winder 4-2
Dimensions138 mm × 77 mm × 33.5 mm (5.43 in × 3.03 in × 1.32 in)
Weight585 g (20.6 oz)
Made inGermany

The Leica M6 is a rangefinder camera manufactured by Leica from 1984 to 2002.[1]

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.[1]

Leica M6 variants


Leica M6 special editions

The Leica M6 has more special editions than any other M cameras as of 2013. The following list includes some, but not all Leica M6 Special Editions:[2]



  1. ^ a b c "LEICA M6 and M6 TTL". Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  2. ^ "A Visual Library on Leica M6 series rangefinder (RF) camera series- Index Page". Retrieved 2019-11-28.

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