Leica MP 0.72 Silver Compact 35mm Rangefinder Camera Body with 0.72x Viewfinder Magnification - USA

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Mechanical perfection. Nothing else: The LEICA MP is a tool. Made by hand, created for the photographer's craft. Tailored to the decisive photographic parameters. In compact form, with clean design, clearly laid out. Unobtrusive, quiet, reliable. Concentrated technology for concentrated photography, without distraction by automation. For pictures that only a photographer can see, compose and record. Modern, because it captures the present. Current, because all its features have been optimized. Traditional, because it builds on the accumulated experiences of the pioneer in 35 mm camera construction. Not a photographic whim, but a camera for life.

Typically "M": The whisper-quiet, purely mechanical shutter of the LEICA MP permits vibration-free exposures. In combination with the compact, extremely fast Leica lenses it discreetly delivers the best pictorial results, even under poor light conditions. In addition, the consistent policy of system compatibility permits the use of virtually every M lens that was ever made.

Reduced to what is essential: The camera concept of the LEICA MP is tailored to the decisive photographic parameters sharpness, shutter speed and aperture. The camera thus enables the photographer to concentrate fully on the job at hand, without being distracted by automation. The photographer is entirely free to exercise his creativity directly.

100% mechanical: Everyone who values optical/mechanical perfection and robustness will love the LEICA MP. By means of the use of high-grade materials and complex fabrication processes, the MP is designed for extreme longevity. The MP is independent of batteries and all its operating elements are made of metal, so that it withstands heavy duty use under extreme conditions. The compact manual film advance attachment LEICAVIT-M and the rewind crank are purely mechanical accessories that make the LEICA MP an even greater high performer.

Built-in experience: The LEICA MP is manufactured by hand, tailored to the craft of the photographer. It embodies the essence of more than 50 years of experience in optics and mechanical design. Every component of the camera was analysed and improved meticulously. The optimised rangefinder facilitates highly accurate focusing, even under difficult light conditions. Leica offers a guarantee of up to five years to registered owners. In addition all services and replacement parts are guaranteed to be available for at least 30 years at the Leica Customer Service Department.

The LEICA MP is available with the three viewfinder magnifications of 0.58 x, 0.72 x, and 0.85 x. It is tailored ideally to the preferences and needs of the photographer : The 0.58 x magnification for a great overview with wide-angle lenses and for eyeglass wearers. 0.72 x as a universal standard (also featured on the black lacquer version). 0.85 x for accurate focusing with medium focal length lenses and with Leica M tele lenses.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Durable (3),Great picture quality (3),Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (6),Home (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3)

Leica MP Specifications

Compact 35mm Rangefinder System Camera
Lens Mount
14 LEICA M lenses with focal lengths ranging from 21 to 135 mm.
Focus Modes
Exposure Modes
Manual setting of shutter speed and aperture, compensation using LED light balance.
Exposure Metering
Through the lens (TTL), selectively with working aperture.
Light reflected from a measuring field in the center of the first shutter curtain is measured.
The measuring field is equal to approx. 13% of the total negative format.
Metering Range
For ISO 100/21° EV -2 to EV 20
ISO Range
Manual, from ISO 6/9° to ISO 6400/39°.
Shutter and Release
'Shutter' Rubberised-cloth horizontal-run focal plane shutter ; extremely low-noise operation, mechanically controlled.
'Shutter speeds' From 1s to 1/1000 s in whole steps,
B for long exposures of any duration,
"Flashsymbol" (1/50s) for flash synchronisation. Two-positions : Power (exposure meter on) Release.
Integrated standard thread for cable release.
Multi Exposure
Flash Sync
1/50 second ; slower shutter speeds can be used.
PC Terminal
Film Wind
Manually with Quick Wind Lever : or LEICAVIT M, or Motorised using LEICA MOTOR-M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER M4-P or LEICA WINDER M4-2 (from serial no. 10 350).
Large, bright-line viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation of horizontal and vertical according to the focusing setting,
'Framing' Projection of pairs of bright-line frames : For 28 and 90 mm (90 mm frame only in LEICA MP 0.85) or for 35 and 135 mm (35 mm frame only in LEICA MP 0.58) or for 50 and 75mm.
Automatic projection with the lens fitted. The desired frame can be projected using the frame preselector.
Depth Field Preview
Diopter Correction
'Eyepiece' Set for -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt available.
Remote Control
standard mechanical cable release
Mirror Lock-Up
Power Source/Battery
One MS76L 3.0V Lithium Battery (1/3N), or Two MS76 Silver Batteries. (Note; Battery is only necessary for metering and display)
(W x H x D) 138 mm x 77 mm x 38 mm,/ 5.43" x 3.03" x 1.49"
Approx:.21 oz./ 600 g (with battery, without camera cap)
Special Features
All-metal body with foldable rear panel. Brass top plate and base plate, both chromium plated in silver or in black lacquer finish. Tripod thread 1/4" in base plate.
Displays in the viewfinder (lower edge) LED symbol for battery status. LED light balance wi th two triangular and one central circular LED for manual exposure set ting. Triangular LEDs show the required direction of rotation for compensation with aperture setting ring.
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Leica MP Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Just like I remembered the M-3

My father bought a new M-3 in 1959, which I was allowed to use. I took it to the Middle East for an overseas college study trip in 1968. It performed flawlessly. After my father died, I got the M-3. I bought an M-6 in 1996. When I read about the new MP when it came out, I knew I had to have ne. It has not disappointed me in the least. I now have the M-03, the M-6 and the MP. I wouldn't want to give any of them up for any reason. I am now thinking about the M-8!

Reviewed by 6 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


If I had no Leica MP, I'd buy one


from Zoetermeer, Netherlands  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Leica MP is much, much more a camera than the modern digi's! The looks, the feeling in your hand, the operation and the actual use of this MP are simply unique and unbeaten by any other camera

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Leica MP


from NYC  -  Pro Photographer

The big advantage of this camera is that it works without a battery, which is used for the meter only. It is also the most beautiful 35mm camera I have ever seen.

(17 of 21 customers found this review helpful)


Great camera - An excellent tool


from TA, IL  -  Artist

The camera is well built to serve "slow" photography. One should take the time to visualize the final picture, to frame, to check and set the right parameters for exposure and for focus... and capture... The controls are simple, easy and intuitive. The built quality seems to be superb. The real (vs. Marketing) sense of this camera is of a great and lasting tool and I hope it will last as my 60 years old fully functional Leica III. It is only a tool. If it inspires you? go ahead, that's a bonus. But please remember, buy it as a great tool. A camera cannot create an art nor capture the right picture, it leaves the creation work for us to do.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


I would buy again this product, no doubt


from Switzerland  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The camera you need if you want to travel with a light package. Pictures quality are outstanding. A bit too expensive

(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect picture taking device


from Chino Hills, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Very intuitive to use

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Just like I remembered the M-3


from Juneau, Alaska  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

My father bought a new M-3 in 1959, which I was allowed to use. I took it to the Middle East for an overseas college study trip in 1968. It performed flawlessly. After my father died, I got the M-3. I bought an M-6 in 1996. When I read about the new MP when it came out, I knew I had to have ne. It has not disappointed me in the least. I now have the M-03, the M-6 and the MP. I wouldn't want to give any of them up for any reason. I am now thinking about the M-8!

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