The Leica R6, built from 1988 to 1992, is today considered a classic of the Leica SLR series.
It was the first camera to be produced in the new factory in Solms and is absolutely comparable to a Leica M6 in terms of reliability and precision.
The Leica R lens system is also on a par with the Leica M lenses in terms of performance.
When it was first introduced in 1988, the Leica R6 complemented the Leica R5, which had been produced as a top model until then, and was very welcome, especially among professional photographers.
Due to its conception as a purely mechanical SLR, the batteries of the R6 are only needed for the light meter.
Without batteries, the camera, with the exception of the light meter, therefore functions without restriction.
Officially, the Leica R6 was approved for a temperature range of -20 degrees to +40 degrees Celsius, i.e. within this range the camera works 100% reliably without any adjustment.
How robust a Leica R6 really is can be judged from the photos Sebastiao Salgado took of the burning oil fields in Kuwait in 1990/91.
So if you are looking for a reliable and purely mechanical, classic and very compact SLR, look no further.
Total production: approx. 3.250 units in silver chrome
Rarity forecast: R7