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Leica M-A (Typ 127) Rangefinder Camera (Black)

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Leica M-A (Typ 127) Rangefinder Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 35mm Film Rangefinder
  • Fully Mechanical Operation
  • 0.72x Bright Line Viewfinder
  • Selectable Image Field Frame Lines
Focusing on the founding principles of photography, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) is a 35mm film rangefinder camera characterized by its simplicity and unobtrusiveness. As a completely mechanical camera, no battery is required for operation and the only exposure control offered is a choice of shutter speed, up to 1/1000 sec. A large, bright 0.72x-magnification viewfinder pairs with a precise rangefinder mechanism to enable comparative manual focusing control with M-mount lenses, along with parallax-corrected compositional framing. The body features black-colored chromed brass top and bottom covers, as well as an all-metal body design, to offer both durability as well as an aesthetic, minimal appearance. Designed for intuitiveness and efficient operability, the precision afforded by the M-A serves to complement a straight-forward working method.
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Leica M-A (Typ 127) Overview

Focusing on the founding principles of photography, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) is a 35mm film rangefinder camera characterized by its simplicity and unobtrusiveness. As a completely mechanical camera, no battery is required for operation and the only exposure control offered is a choice of shutter speed, up to 1/1000 sec. A large, bright 0.72x-magnification viewfinder pairs with a precise rangefinder mechanism to enable comparative manual focusing control with M-mount lenses, along with parallax-corrected compositional framing. The body features black-colored chromed brass top and bottom covers, as well as an all-metal body design, to offer both durability as well as an aesthetic, minimal appearance. Designed for intuitiveness and efficient operability, the precision afforded by the M-A serves to complement a straight-forward working method.

Classic 35mm film rangefinder features a large, bright 0.72x-magnification viewfinder.
Completely mechanical operation requires no battery and permits working with just the basic aspects of photography: shutter speed, aperture, and film speed.
A rear ISO dial can be used to indicate the speed of film in use.
The top shutter speed dial permits selection of speeds from 1/1000 sec. to 1 sec., with a bulb setting also available for long exposures. Flash sync is available at all speeds up to 1/50 sec.
The hot shoe incorporates a center contact for compatibility with a wide array of flashes.
Compatible with all M-mount lenses ranging in focal lengths from 16mm to 135mm.
Image field frame lines are automatically activated with each mounted lens, and offer an accurate, parallax-corrected reference for image composition. Alternatively, image field lines can be selected to pre-visualize the composition of other focal length lenses.
UPC: 799429103705

Leica M-A (Typ 127) Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Leica M
Film Format
35mm
Shutter Speed
1/1000 to 1 Second
Type
Optical
Flash
No
Battery
No
Weight
1.3 lb / 578 g
Lens Mount
Leica M
Film Format
35mm
Frame Format
Standard 35mm
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/1000 to 1 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
Exposure Modes
Manual
Viewfinder
Type
Optical
Magnification
Approx. 0.72x
Flash
Flash
No
Maximum Sync Speed
1/50 Second
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
General
Battery
No
Film Winding
Manual (Motorized via Non-Included Winder)
Tripod Mounting Thread
1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions
5.4 x 3 x 1.5" / 138 x 77 x 38 mm
Weight
1.3 lb / 578 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.7 x 8.6 x 6.5"

Leica M-A (Typ 127) Reviews

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Which works better for film advance, the all ...

Which works better for film advance, the all metal trigger arm of the M-A or the partly plastic trigger arm of the M6?
Asked by: Erik
There is no substantial difference in the film advance mechanism between the M-A, and the M6.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-12-09

Does it have an "L-seal", or is it just a black ...

Does it have an "L-seal", or is it just a black screw? Difficult to see from pics
Asked by: Edward
Just has the black screw on the front top plate, no Leica red dot logo.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-10-28

question

What are the terms of the 3-year limited warranty?
Asked by: Anthony K.
Details on Leica M's service can be viewed at the following link: http://bit.ly/1W4SIXI
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-11-29

Will this camera show brassing with wear?

Will this camera show brassing with wear?
Asked by: Eric
The black chrome finish M-A will not brass and will look new for a long time. Look up web images of beat up M5 bodies to see how the finish will look after heavy use.
Answered by: Christopher
Date published: 2022-02-25

What frame lines are in the viewfinder?

What frame lines are in the viewfinder?
Asked by: Gary
The Leica M-A (Typ 127) Rangefinder Camera has frame lines for 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 90mm, and 135mm, and they are paired in the viewfinder in combinations of 28/90mm, 35/135mm 50/75mm.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2024-02-29

question

Why is there no Logo on front, top, or back of camera???
Asked by: Randolph W.
It is just a design on this Leica film camera not to have a Leica logo.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2019-11-29

Will the Leica M-A accommodate the Visoflex II, ...

Will the Leica M-A accommodate the Visoflex II, with the appropriate mirror prism?
Asked by: Tim
Yes.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2020-07-03

Is the M-A's iso dial made of metal or plastic? ...

Is the M-A's iso dial made of metal or plastic? The sample pictures here include a chrome metal dial and what looks like a black plastic dial. Its disappointing that the MP's iso dial is made of cheap plastic, but heard it shouldn't be the case for the M-A.
Asked by: Nik
The ring that has the ISO values printed on it is metal.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2020-12-11
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