Shooting with a Leica M6

Doing a quick makeup touch up in the summer heat. Far Rockaway, NY. Shot by Angela Cappetta NYC Wedding photographer with a Nikon DSLR.

Shooting with a Leica M6

Shooting with a Leica M6 is a transcendent experience that every photographer should try at least once in their life. The M6 is a legendary 35mm film camera that has become a favorite among photographers for its precision and simplicity. In this blog post, we’ll explore the ins and outs of shooting with a Leica M6 and what makes it such a special camera.

First, let’s talk about the basics. The Leica M6 is a manual focus camera that uses a rangefinder system to focus the lens. This means that you’ll need to focus the lens manually by adjusting the focus ring until the two images in the viewfinder align. It takes some practice to get the hang of it, but once you do, you’ll find it to be a rewarding experience.

One of the best things about shooting with an M6

is the quality of the lenses. Leica lenses are renowned for their sharpness and clarity, and the M6 is compatible with a wide range of Leica lenses. Whether you’re shooting portraits, landscapes, or street photography, you’ll find a Leica lens that suits your needs. Another advantage of shooting with a Leica M6 is the size and weight of the camera. The M6 is a compact and lightweight camera, making it easy to carry around all day. This is especially important for street photography, where you need to be mobile and quick on your feet.

When shooting with a Leica M6, it’s important to pay attention to the exposure settings. The M6 has a built-in light meter that helps you determine the correct exposure settings, but you’ll need to set the aperture and shutter speed manually. This can be a bit intimidating at first, but it’s essential for getting the perfect exposure for your shot.

One of the unique features of the Leica M6 is its quiet shutter. The M6 uses a cloth shutter that produces almost no sound when taking a picture. This makes it ideal for street photography and other situations where you don’t want to draw attention to yourself.

Leica M6 photo shot in FLorence, Italy by FIne art photographer Angela Cappetta.

Shooting with a Leica M6 is a unique and rewarding experience

Every photographer should try at least once. The combination of precision, simplicity, and quality make it an ideal camera for anyone who is serious about their photography. Whether you’re shooting portraits, landscapes, or street photography, the Leica M6 will give you the tools you need to create stunning images.

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