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Leica M6

The camera purchase | Leica M6 using the example

A Leica M6 is up to 37 years old today. And mostly unused in drawers in the last few decades. In the worst case, the battery was forgotten in the battery compartment, and the battery acid sometimes leaked.

Today, many of the classic Leica M6s are still in an exceptionally beautiful external condition for up to 4 decades after they were purchased.


With many cameras, the shutter speeds are no longer correct, the timing does not run smoothly, often incompletely, the shutter is resinified. This can be clearly seen from the reference second and the long shutter speeds, and the short times through measurement. But no problem - this is common and expected according to age and can be remedied through maintenance and camera repair.


Basically, a Leica M6 is a popular camera on the used market. The increasing price development in recent years shows the interest in these classic Leica cameras. If you would like to offer a Leica M6, we look forward to your offer.

This applies in particular to the early serial numbers up to 1988, which were produced in Wetzlar (later in Solms) and the numerous special series ("Special Edition "). No Leica camera has been produced in so many special editions and special models as dealer editions and anniversary models as the Leica M6.

Leica M6 purchase price - calculator

For a used Leica M6, we pay at least the amount calculated below when you purchase depending on type, design and condition & nbsp; However, the values displayed leave properties such as age, serial numbers, special items or collector's condition, accessories, etc. and can therefore only be considered as a first price guide .

The Leica M6 is available in different versions in chrome and black and with different viewfinder magnifications (0.58 - 0.72 (standard) - 0.85 ).

What do you have to look out for when buying (or selling) a Leica M6 camera?

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× Sucher

Ist der Sucher sauber, das Messfeld kontrastreich, Sucherbegrenzungslinien deutlich dargestellt?

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× Batteriefach

Ist das Batteriefach sauber und frei von Oxidation?

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× Belederung und Chrom

Sind Chrom und Belederung vollständig und in guten Zustand?

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× Technischer und optischer Eindruck

Je schöner, desto besser. Am besten mit Originalverpackung.

× Sucher

Ist der Sucher sauber, das Messfeld kontrastreich, Sucherbegrenzungslinien deutlich dargestellt?

× Batteriefach

Ist das Batteriefach sauber und frei von Oxidation?

× Belederung und Chrom

Sind Chrom und Belederung vollständig und in guten Zustand?

× Technischer und optischer Eindruck

Je schöner, desto besser. Am besten mit Originalverpackung.

Leica M9-P mit Leica Summilux 50mm 1.4 ASPH. und Leica Noctilux 50mm 1.0

Most Leica M6s are in a very well-cared for and clean condition. The protective film applied at the factory can often still be found on the base plate. The original packaging is also often still present. All of these circumstances have the effect of increasing the price of a camera.

The technical anomalies such as a defective, resinous lock can be repaired.

Anyone who wants to sell a Leica M6 today can make attractive ones Get prices when you buy. For buyers, on the other hand, the current price development is rather unfavorable, for a Leica M6 currently almost twice the amount has to be paid as it was 2-3 years ago. Hardly any used camera has experienced a similarly steep price development in such a short period of time. One could speak of a real "hype" at the moment, at times Leica M6 cameras were sold out almost everywhere, even for large Leica specialist dealers such as Meister Camera with branches in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, "Sold out" was worth a note on their homepage.

And so we are happy about every Leica M6 that we can currently buy (and also sell).


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