The Leica M6 film camera is one of the most collectible and sought after film cameras on the used market. They aren’t that expensive either, regularly selling for around $3,000-$3,500 or so. But if you want a brand new one with a full warranty, you’ll soon be able to do just that. Leica is apparently planning to re-release the Leica M6 rangefinder and rumor has it that it will be announced on October 20.
Unlike most camera manufacturers, Leica didn’t really stop making film cameras and you can still buy new ones today. The Leica MP, for example, an all-mechanical version of the Leica M7, can be yours for $5,695. But the M6 is the one that is very popular with Leica shooters. If you want one, though, you’ll have to be quick. It is said to be a limited edition of only 500 cameras.
You’re paying a bit more for your shiny new Leica M6 reissue at £4,800 compared to the typical price of around £3,000-3,500 for a used device, but this one is a brand new unit. You know it’s in absolutely pristine condition, it comes with a full warranty, it’s a limited edition camera (something Leica seems pretty fond of) and it is much cheaper than the Leica MP, Leica’s current film camera model – which seems to be out of stock wherever it lists.
There has been no official word from Leica on the new camera yet, and no online or in-person launch event has been scheduled, but an announcement date has been announced for October 20, in a little over a week. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear anything concrete.
[via Leica Rumors / Image: Sodacan CC-BY-SA]