Leica to produce a cheap film version of the Leica M in 2021

Leica film camera
(Image credit: Leica)

Want the prestige of a Leica camera without the high price tag? You might just be in luck. Leica is rumored to be working on a new Leica M series film camera with a comfortingly affordable price tag.

While you might be tempted to scoff in skepticism, there is a precedent for Leica producing a more affordable version of a previous camera. In fact, Leica recently released the Leica SL2-S, which is a less expensive version of the Leica SL2. Based on this, a cheaper M series camera may not be completely out of character for the company. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!