#Filmisnotdead, but your dreams of a new affordable film Leica camera are

How to get started in street photography with a simple setup, explains Sebastian Oakley
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If you have been following along with our stories of the possible launch of a new affordable Leica film camera, then I'm afraid I am about to tear those dreams to pieces. Unfortunately, it seems likely that with the latest rumors, the reissue of the Leica M6 will not be the new affordable film camera from the german camera manufacturer after all. 

Leica Rumors suggests that we will see a limited reissue of the Leica M6, possibly limited to just 500 bodies worldwide... and it could be €4,800! What a downer that is. Many of the film community – myself included – were slightly skeptical of Leica launching an affordable new film camera to market, but as the rumors started spreading and more and more leaks started to appear across the internet, it kind of made sense for Leica to do this.

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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.