Nomenclature / Main Reference Map for a typical Leica M6 Rangefinder camera model

 

This Nomenclature was based on an improved, 1962's single-stroke Leica M3 black paint model bearing S/N beyond 10599xx*. Other minor variations/features (esp. those earlier production units) may exist. I have also provided a simple illustration of a typical double stroke, early Leica M3 version at mid section for comparison (NOTE;- there are combination of other features to confirm and/or for verification purposes on version/model, even as minute as the design of the camera strap eyelet on both sides (early DS M3 has triangular shape, later models has rounded ears, etc.). Please also keep in mind that Leica offered Factory Conversion Services, such as double stroke to single stroke, addition of a viewfinder frame pre-selector and even modified cameras to accept Leicavit for auto film advance mechanism etc., and they were even faked to make them look like rare variants by 3rd party technicians. Hard to be a collector today, so traders with good experience, as well as highly rated trading credibility & a little extra premium may seem justified at times.

* Note: S/N for Leica M3:- 700000~1164865. Ref: Leica Collectors Guide, by DENNIS Laney.


Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - front section

Simple method in identifying early series of Leica M6 classic bodies from leter ones

Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - top plate sectionPlain top plate for M6 Late models
Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - rear section

Internal nomenclature for Leica M6 classic body
Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - base plate section


Various typical lens features on a modern & older type of a Leica/Leitz lens

A typical Leica/Leitz M-lens illustration of various basic features Nomenclature / main references

Nomenclature / Main Reference Map a typical newer/ modern series of Leica/Leitz M-mount lens


A typical Leica/Leitz modern M-lens illustration of various basic features

Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - viewfinder bright line frames and metering areas for 28/90mm focal length lenses

Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - viewfinder bright line frames and metering areas for 35/135mm focal length lenses

Nomenclature / main references on a typical LEICA m6 camera body - viewfinder bright line frames and metering areas for 50/75mm focal length lenses

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Credit: Nomenclature was based on original images provided by Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.