Leica Camera has released a new edition of its renowned rangefinder analog camera, the M6, a milestone model in the company’s long history.

The new Leica M6 brings analog photography to today’s photographers. (Source: Leica Camera.)

Between 1984 and 2002, Leica hand-made almost 175,000 units of the M6, which served some of the best photographers from around the world. The new model is essentially a modern version of the Leica M rangefinder with a 0.72x magnification and all optical surfaces coated to suppress stray light. The light meter in the latest M6 measures light via a brightened area on the mechanically controlled cloth shutter. It now shows the correct exposure via a red dot in addition to the two arrow symbols originally used. It is also equipped with a battery warning indicator. The top cover is now milled from solid brass and enhanced with an abrasion-resistant black lacquer.

The Leica M6 Black Paint will be available at the Leica Stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Chadstone, online at https://leica-store.com.au/, as well as through authorised Leica dealers with limited quantities from November 3, 2022. The recommended retail price (RRP) is $8,390 including GST.