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Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver

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Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver

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  • Fully Mechanical Camera
  • All Operating Elements Are Made of Metal

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With the name MP, the new Leica rangefinder camera joins the line of reporter cameras that have been tailored specifically to the wishes of professional photographers. It is the purely mechanical alternative to the LEICA M7, whose electronically controlled shutter and aperture priority automatic exposure control offer more convenience and functions.

The camera concept of the LEICA MP is tailored to the craft of the photographer! Every component of the camera was analyzed and improved meticulously, and it embodies the essence of more than 50 years of experience in optics and mechanical design. The optimized rangefinder facilitates highly accurate focusing, even under difficult light conditions.

The MP is a 100% mechanical camera, the battery being necessary only to operate its internal light meter. All its operating elements are made of metal, so that it withstands heavy duty use under extreme conditions. Technical gadgetry is purposely limited to those features that truly contribute towards creating a better picture.

Extremely reliable performance
Viewfinder is always bright - even in low light
Large assortment of high performance lenses ranging from 21 to 135mm and speeds as fast as f/1
Quiet and vibration free
100% mechanical, all metal
Type 35mm interchangeable lens rangefinder camera
Lens Mount Leica M bayonet
Focus Modes Manual only
Exposure Modes Manual only
Exposure Metering TTL (Through-The-Lens) selective center-weighted
Metering Range EV -2 To EV 20 with f/1.0 lens At ISO 100
ISO Range 6 - 6400 (manually set)
Shutter Speed
  • 1/1000 to 1 second
  • Bulb
  • PC Terminal Yes
    Flash Mounting Hot shoe - X-sync up to 1/50th sec
    Film Transport Manual (optional winder available)
    Viewfinder .72x magnification. Bright-line frames for 28, 35, 50, 75, 90 and 135mm lenses automatically engaged with attachment of lens. Optional viewfinders for 21 and 24mm lenses mount in the flash shoe.
    Viewfinder Info Over/under and correct exposure indication (LED Classic > 0 < manual metering, LED Battery status)
    Diopter Correction Optional -3 to +3 available (attachable to existing eyepiece)
    Self Timer No
    Remote Control Possible with optional standard mechanical cable release
    Multiple Exposure No
    Power Source Two (2) SR44(76S) 1.55v Silver Battery or one (1) DL76 Lithium
    Dimensions 5.4 x 3 x 1.5" (138 x 77 x 38mm) WxHxD
    Weight 1.3 lb (600g), including batteries
    Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver
  • (2) MS-76 (SR44/EPX76) 1.5v Silver Battery
  • Body Cap
  • Neck Strap
  • Flash Socket Cap
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • 3-Year Passport Warranty
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    LeicaMP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photojournalism (3)
        • Travel (3)
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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Build Quality

        By Miguel

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Build Quality
        • Full Manual Controls

        Cons

        • Slow Top Shutterspeed

        Best Uses

        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver:

        I purchased the Leica MP with a 35mm F/2 Summicron and use this for general walk-around/travel photography. I don't consider myself a street photographer, but I've been intrigued with rangefinder cameras for quite some time.

        Build quality is amazing. The camera feels like a solid block of metal.

        I would have preferred a match needle meter instead of the LED lights, but there's really not much to complain about. I'm a left-eye shooter, so things can get a little uncomfortable with the winder, but I'm used to that from my older cameras.

        Holding the camera properly takes some getting used to. I found myself covering the rangefinder mirror on the right side by accident on a few occassions. Also, I wish faster shutterspeeds were available, but I understand there are limitations due to the type of shutter used.

        Overall, the MP is a pleasure to use, and is quickly becoming my favorite camera.

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        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The only Leica you could ever want

        By WhiteTiger1075

        from Honolulu, HI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Built Like A Brick
        • Made For Shooting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Home
          • Photojournalism
          • Travel

          Comments about Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver:

          The MP is outstanding. Build construction and design are of the highest quality. The MP's body feels like its a solid brick of metal, seriously. The view finder has less of the "flare-up" issue in certain situations. The all metal M3 style film advance is just solid and good looking. After only four days I have already shot eight rolls of HP5! Shooting with the MP is just FUN. I don't know how to describe the feeling, shooting the MP with film bring so much more joy than any digital camera i have ever used. The MP puts the ball back in my court and shows me my weakness. No AF or AE to fall back on, 100% my successes and 100% my failures. Nothing to blame but myself. In the end the camera was built for shooting. ISO dial is firm and stays in place, shutter speed dial is stiff but not to stiff, the film rewind crank isn't as big an issues as people make it out to be I personally like it. If you choose to buy this Leica do it justice and shoot with it!

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          5.0

          Amazing Machine

          By Planet Pocket Tool

          from Western Massachusetts

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver:

            Are you kidding me? It just doesn't get any better than this. This camera is pure pleasure every time you press the shutter or advance the frame. A truly amazing instrument and worth every penny. You'll have to pry mine out of my cold dead hands as the saying goes.

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            (24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A camera with a lot of longevity.

            By Steve

            from Florida

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver:

                I purchased one of these cameras when it fist came out back in 2002. About 500 rolls of film have passed through it with out any problems. What I love about rangefinders is the near instantaneous and quiet shutter and the lack of a mirror slap. I'm probably able to shoot two stops slower then an SLR. Fun little camera. Leica optics are superior too. And it has appreciated nicely too. I can sell it now for more then I purchased it new, but I won't as long as film and film processing are around.

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                (65 of 66 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                beautifull tool!

                By Jorge

                from Venezuela

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Batteries last forever
                • Beautifull design
                • Great wieght
                • Handles naturally
                • Perfect size
                • Very very reliable camera
                • Will last for ever

                Cons

                • None really

                Best Uses

                • Artistic photgraphy
                • General
                • Journalism
                • landscape
                • Street Photography

                Comments about Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body - Silver:

                i bought my MP from B&H about two months ago. i won't spen a lot of time comparing the MP against other M-cameras of modern times. i also have an M6 TTL, from 1998, and quickly compared to my M6 the looks of the MP screem classic, vintage, takes you back to the way things were before, great!!! the shutter feels a little better in my opinion than the old m6, but both feel good. basically leicas just keep getting better, so five stars there. as far as the camera in general, and compared to others... well, i simply love it. i started recently in photography, and i'm an amateur still. so i counted pixels, and memory cards and carried all my lenses where ever i went, and took 300 pictures of the same thing. but with the MP (leica way) i learned to concentrate more on the light, composition, and i love that you can see a little bit outside the frame lines to see what can you add or wait for when taking the picture. i learned that i can take car of most everything with only a couple of lenses (50mm and a wide angle) and somtimes just the 50mm will do. i love film unless you're really a pro with pro equipment on the digital photography the result will never match film with basic knowledge. i've taken better pictures in two months than in 3 years of digital, and is not because the camera does things better than other cameras, it's the way it works that let's you concetrate more on the actuall taking of the picture. don't worry about the lack of buttons and functions compared to digital cameras. humans have been taking great pictures for over a century now, and they didn[t have HDR or autofucos. you'll love it promise. don't worry about such technical reviews or people saying that it can't do macro or action so good. nobody says a sport car is bad for going off road because it's just not designed for that. so is the case with leica. they design leicas so that the camera gets out of the way from you and the picture, becoming just a tool for capturing what you have in mind, which is what cameras are really, just a tool.

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