The Leica M6 film camera is one of the most collectable and sought-after film cameras out there on the used market. They’re not that expensive, either, regularly selling for around €3,000-3,500 or so. But if you want one brand new with a full warranty, then you’ll soon be able to do exactly that. Leica is apparently planning to reissue the Leica M6 rangefinder and it’s rumoured to be announced on October 20th.
Unlike most camera companies, Leica didn’t really stop making film cameras and you can still buy new ones today. The Leica MP, for example, a fully mechanical version of the Leica M7, can be yours for $5,695. But the M6 is one that’s thought of quite fondly amongst Leica shooters. If you want one, you’ll have to be quick, though. It’s rumoured that it’s going to be a limited edition run of only 500 cameras.
You are paying a little bit more for your shiny new Leica M6 reissue at €4,800 vs the typical price of around €3,000-3,500 for a used one, but, this one is a brand new unit. You know it’s in absolutely pristine condition, comes with a full warranty, is a limited edition camera (something Leica seems quite fond of) and it’s much cheaper than the Leica MP, Leica’s current model film camera – which seems to be on backorder everywhere that lists it.
There hasn’t been any official word from Leica about the new camera just yet, nor have any online or in-person launch events been scheduled, but an announcement date has been rumoured for October 20th, just over a week from now. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear something concrete.