Leica R6


Leica R6

Leica R6 is a 35mm film SLR camera made by Leica and produced between 1988-92.


The R6 was the first mechanical, manual-exposure-only SLR produced by Leica since the Leicaflex SL2 was discontinued.

Leica R6 and R6.2's electronic counterpart is the Leica R7.

Some features[]

  • Metering modes: center-weighted averaging or a central 7mm spot
  • Metering: via a match-diode display in the viewfinder
  • Autoexposure: none
  • Shutter speeds: 1-1/1000 +B, with X sync at 1/100
  • Motor drive option
  • Mirror-lock-up (the first Leica since the original Leicaflex to have one) *Interchangeable focusing screens
  • TTL flash metering with Metz SCA compatible flash units
  • Depth-of-field preview
  • Self-timer
  • Viewfinder diopter adjustment

Leica R6.2

Leica R6.2[]

  • Produced between 1992-97
  • The R6.2 is an update of the R6. The two most significant changes are a higher top shutter speed (1/2000) and an improved TTL flash mode that will meter flash exposure at any shutter speed from 1/100 to B.



Leica R series cameras
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