Leica could announce new film camera in October: will it be the Leica M-E?

New Leica film camera render
(Image credit: Future)

Update: September 23, 2022, Further to the Leica rumors site suggesting that Leica will relaunch the beloved Leica M6 camera, and this will be the new camera due to launch in October. It has now been stated that this relaunch of the Leica M6 will showcase the Leitz logo on the camera, just like the early originals of the Leica M6 "classic" - Classic stating that it will not have TTL metering, so far there is no official announcement from Leica relating to this rumor.

There has also been no comment on the price of this potential new film camera from the german manufacturer however, after looking on eBay and finding a Leica M6 with the Leitz red dot and comparing them with standard issued Leica M6s, a good one will cost you roughly $2,500 / £2,000. Personally, I can see this new Leica film camera reaching an asking price of $4,000 / £4,000 - some $1,500 / £1,500 cheaper than the current Leica MP still available. 

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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.