Is the new Leica M6 worth it? No – and here's why

Leica M6 reissue 2022
(Image credit: Leica)

If you're an avid Leica follower, you would have already heard about the company announcing the return of the Leica M6 film camera. While the Leica community was hoping for an affordable film camera, though, the new reissue is not that – it's not that at all! 

Hence why I want to give my two cents to those who have been wanting to buy a second-hand Leica M6 rather than the brand new Leica M6 that was announced today – which I am going to refer to as the "Leitz M6" from now on (as it has a Leitz logo and not the traditional Leica red dot).

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.