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Leica R6.2 35mm SLRs

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

The Leica R6.2 stands for creative photography even under the toughest conditions. With its all-metal body and the battery-independent shutter, the Leica R6.2 is rugged enough for any adventure.
- Individual freedom for creative photography through simple manual adjustment of aperture and shutter speed.
- Supreme mastery of difficult light conditions thanks to two exposure metering methods available at the flick of a switch.
- Dependable functioning even under extreme temperatures from 25C to + 60C thanks to reliable battery-independent shutter with optimum running qualities.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andre a Expert

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004

Strengths:    simplicity and size.

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
A small sturdy camera with a good lightmeter. Mirror slap is quite loud but doesn't seem to influence the camera's vibration.
i personally think there are many other mechanical cameras that feel just as tough and well designed, but those don't take leica's lenses.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   London shop

Similar Products Used:   pentax k1000, nikon fm, fm3n

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daddylen a Expert from Seattle. USA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2003

Strengths:    Build quality, dependability, fantastic metering, Leica back-up, Reliability of results.

Weaknesses:    A tad heavy, bits and pieces are expensive, sell you home to by a lens !!!

Bottom Line:   
Treated myself after passing exams.
Wowee what a beauty, bright v/finder, the controls are just a dream,
Lenses are a terrific, results are spectacular..not the camera for happysnappers..Manual focus spot on..

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   Patience Cameras

Similar Products Used:   Pentax LX...Canon AE1...Nikon F1

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Feli a Expert

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2003

Strengths:    - Built like a tank.
- Very bright viewfinder
- Excellent meter (spot/area)- Relatively small
- Heavy (I find it easier to hold it steady, than a lighter camera)
- Well placed controls with large buttons/dials
- Mirror slap is well controlled
- Leica lenses


Weaknesses:    - Mirror loc up release needs a cable trigger or paperclip to trigger.
- Leica stopped making this camera.
-Lenses are very good, but very expensive
-Easier to hold with winder attached if you have large hands, but no worse than a Nikon F
- Expensive, if you can find one


Bottom Line:   
I have owned this camera now for about a year and love it. Overall the best mechanical SLR I have ever used.

Leica lenses are to die for. I mostly use the 50/f2 Summicron which is absolutely brilliant. Brutally sharp, with excellent tonal range and bokeh. 16x20 enlargements are no problem.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   PhotoVillage

Similar Products Used:   Nikon, Minolta, Leica

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matt stanley a Intermediate from Katowice, Poland

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2003

Strengths:    Build and optical quality, fully manual

Weaknesses:    Weight, expense of lenses

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded from a Minolta X300 when I decided to take black and white photography more seriously. I wanted a camera that would last forever and make me think about photography, and the R6.2 is it. I recently used it to photgraph a waterfall in temperatures of minus 15 on a tripod set up in a river. There was ice forming on the body, but not a problem. It functioned just as well in very high temperatures in Greece. It is making me a better photographer because my every mistake is visible. This is pure photography.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Krakow

Similar Products Used:   Nothing

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jaguardave a Expert from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2002

Strengths:    Weather proof, incredibly tough camera.

Weaknesses:    Cable activated mirror lock-up...just plain goofy.

Bottom Line:   
So, Leica has dicontinued this body...pity! I love this camera. It is a thinking photgraphers camera, fully manual...slow down and produce way better images. I have used this camera in many climates, from the rain soaked west caoast of Canada to the scorching deserts of California...no problems. I am careful, but stuff happens and this camera has been totally bullet-proof. The controls are very well laid out, operation becomes an intuitive process after a very short time. Viewfinder is bright and lcd display is very good. Film loading is easy and works every time. It is small enough to not be obvious when doing candids of people, as opposed to my R8 which seldom comes off the tripod.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   Leica R8, Pentax LX

Type of photography:   Fine Art



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