Leica M6: The analog camera that never gets out of scene
Our new post of the series containing useful info about historical names and important discussions of this field brings today a very basic review and opinion with reference to the Leica M6, a old school camera from the iconic German camera manufacturer. This model of Leica was produced from 1984 to 2002 and is considered one of the best cameras ever released. Even in modern times it's quite trendy to see many photographers, including young ones turning their attention to analog photography. The old way of making pictures grows in photographers the impulse to return to use many classic models of camera. One of them though entices admirers as no one else does and this is the Leica M6.
It's clear that when speaking about convenience, no analog camera provides you the opportunity to shoot a gorgeous photo and simply have it rendered digitally in your pc or smartphone ready to be published on Instagram. If you're not someone willing to lose this facility then you certainly will not be so fascinated with this camera. But if you're engaged enough to accept these little disadvantages then you will love learning this. Leica M6 represents the best high tech that has ever been fit inside an analog camera. It's super small and discreet, ideal for those who intend to carry the gear along for any unexpected occasion. The brand Leica is widely recognized by photographers on account of the high quality classes used in its lenses. Besides, many heroic photographers of the past used Leica in their memorable images.
The Leica M6 was released weighting only a bit less than 600 grams. The 138mm per 77mm rectangle shape makes it almost the same compactness of an iPhone X. All the functions of the camera are available for use without battery except for the light meter. It has a very practical way to have its film changed, the grasp of the camera makes the subtituition comfortable and quick. The M6 was the first model of Leica featuring the world's highest quality center-weighted averaging meter that we know till these days. And what adds so much to its exoticism is the classical rangefinder window that different from what we're used to see in cameras today, gives you a more expanse perspective of the scene in front of you, while keeping in the center of the view the frame lines corresponding to the shot that you're actually going to make. Further, there's the metering ring in addition to the aperture's, where you're going to regulate the distance you find yourself from your subject. Although these details might seem quite challenging, yet Leica is known for featuring the camera with all the small factors that give you absolute control over your work. The pivoting tip mechanism for film advance in Leica M6 is also considered a plus since it allows the photographer to change the film frame without losing the grip of the camera. The material used in the body of M6 is zinc, which makes the camera very resistant to drops and other kinds of accidents. The average price of a Leica M6 including the standard 35mm is nearly U$2000, according to searches I've done on eBay and other collectors stores, and this is where lies the biggest barrier for many photographers as Leica cameras hav