More information on the upcoming Leitz M6 film camera reissue


Yes, you read the title correctly: the upcoming/rumored M6 film camera will have a “Leitz” red dot instead of the regular “Leica” logo engraving. This is a tribute to the early Leica M6 cameras that came with a Leitz logo (see more listings here):


Based on the above rumors, I assume the new Leitz M6 will be “Classic” and not TTL.

Next, let’s talk about the potential price of the Leitz M6 camera reissue. As you can see in the link above, old Leica M6 cameras are currently selling for around $2k-$3k based on condition. I also stumbled upon this Reddit discussion reporting that the Leica Wetzlar Store is currently selling a refurbished black Leica M6 Classic camera for €3,800 (around $3,738) with a 2 years warranty. The Leica MP is currently listed for $5,695. Based on this, I think the upcoming Leitz M6 reissue will be priced in the lower $4,000 range (cheaper than the MP as previously reported).

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The Leica M6 has more special editions than any other M camera according to Wikipedia:

  • Leica M6 Cutaway (pictured above)
  • Leica M6 150 Jahre Photographie – 1989 – 75 Jahre Leica Photographie: 1250 cameras
  • Leica M6 Colombo ’92 (1492 – 1992: 500° Scoperta dell’America – Italia): 200 cameras
  • Leica M6 Royal-Foto Austria (1968 – 1993): 101 cameras
  • Leica M6J 40 Jahre Leica M (1954 – 1994): 1640 cameras
  • Leica M6 Dragon (gold plated): 300 cameras
  • Leica M6 Historica (1975 – 1995): 150 cameras
  • Leica M6 Royal Wedding: 200 cameras
  • Leica M6 Thai Jubilee (50th year of the reign of His Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej): 700 cameras
  • Leica M6 Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896): 200 cameras
  • Leica M6 Brunei: 200 platinum plated cameras (125 platinum plated with diamonds) and 350 gold plated cameras
  • Leica M6 Partners: 500 cameras
  • Leica M6 Leica Demo Ausrüstung Benelux ’96: 70 cameras
  • Leica M6 Ein Stück Leica: 996 cameras
  • Leica M6 Jaguar XK (1948 – 1998): 50 cameras
  • Leica M6 Millennium: only 2000 cameras (300 with 0.85× viewfinder and green leatherette)
  • Leica M6 Dragon (viewfinder 0.85x, black painted): 500 cameras
  • Leica M6 ICS: 200 cameras
  • Leica M6 LHSA (Leica Historical Society of America): 101 cameras
  • Leica M6 Øresundsbron: 150 cameras
  • Leica M6 Henri Cartier-Bresson (with Vuitton case): only 1 camera
  • Leica M6 William Klein: only 1 camera (1993)
  • Leica M6 50 Jahre fotoMAGAZIN: only 1 camera (1999)
  • Leica M6 Swiss Demo (Test the best): 40 cameras
  • Leica M6 Zurich Photographic Center: 100 cameras
  • Leica M6 Royal Photographic Society: 100 cameras (1994)
  • Leica M6 Platinum Optics: 150 cameras
  • Leica M6 Schmidt Centenary: 151 cameras
  • Leica M6 Canada: 270 cameras
  • Leica M6 Year of Rooster: 300 cameras
  • Leica M6 999: 999 cameras
  • Leica M6 Titanium: circa 6000 and 1000 in TTL-version

Here is a recap on the Leitz M6 film cameras reissue rumors we got so far:

Breaking: Leica will bring back to life the M6 film camera!

Check out also the Large Leica M6 camera pin at the LR online store:


The colored anodized metal M body caps are also still available (this is my own Leica M6 TTL 0.58 camera with an original motor-winder I bought dirt cheap years ago):


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