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Leica MP 0.72 Rangefinder Camera (Silver)

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Leica MP .72 Overview

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

Leica MP .72 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.3 x 8.7 x 6.6"

Leica MP .72 Reviews

The very best, period.

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-26

I enjoy using all kinds of cameras for various types of photography, including Nikon SLRs I can praise endlessly. That being said, this is the pinnacle of simplicity and function. With this you just make pictures with ease and accuracy and mechanical perfection. You will want nothing more and get nothing less than what you need. A huge selection of lenses from leica to Voigtlander will give you anything you want at any price point but with the solid foundation of a camera body that just works. There is nothing like a brand new MP.

The force awakens . . .

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-31

The photographic force within you awakens after using this camera. After a decade spent away from film, I'm back in the game. This lovely little gem is the perfect way to reinvigorate your photography!

Penultimate Film Camera

By Sami
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-13

This is simply an outstanding film rangefinder camera, but let's be honest, most of the Leica film bodies are wonderful. The build quality is top notch. The MP viewfinder is improved over the M6 (classic) with less/no flare, smoother operation and quieter shutter. Overall such a joy to use.

Excellent Build Quality

By Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-01-02

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.

The only Leica you could ever want

By WhiteTiger1075
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-11-25

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!

Amazing Machine

By Planet Pocket Tool
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-04-23

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.

A Wonderful Tool

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-24

It is always a treat to use Leica M cameras and this MP model is outstanding. The MP is a wonderful tool for creating images that feel totally handcrafted in that special Leica M way.


By Terrence B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-06

If you are a Leica fan, a 35mm film shooter, and believe in the virtues of the rangefinder system, the MP will satisfy your needs. It is a lot of money, but it is a brilliant piece of gear that will do what you want it to do. I use two other Leica cameras, M6's, so this the perfect addition to my system. You will be glad you made the purchase.

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What does the meter display in the viewfinder? ...

What does the meter display in the viewfinder? Does it display the arrows and dot like with the m10 in manual mode? Or does it indicate the aperture, like with the Canon AE systems?
Asked by: Samuel
It has LEDS (Light Emitting Diodes). Two triangular and one circular LED: • Jointly used as light balance for exposure compensation, • Left triangular LED used as a warning if below the metering range.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-01-17

Can you upload to instagram xp

Can you upload to instagram xp
Asked by: JAY
The Leica MP 0.72 Analog Rangefinder Camera Body is a film camera that uses 35mm film. To upload images to Instagram, you would first have to have the film developed, then scan the negatives to be placed on a CD-ROM. You may then use the digitized images on the CD to upload to your computer. You may then either use your computer to upload images to Instagram, or you may transfer the images from your computer to your smartphone/tablet to upload to Instagram.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-11-13

How often does the battery for the light meter ...

How often does the battery for the light meter have to be replaced? Is the battery readily available for purchase?
Asked by: Soon-Yong
The Leica MP 0.72 35mm Film Rangefinder Camera uses two (2) SR44(76S) 1.55v Silver Battery or one (1) DL76 Lithium battery to power the camera. Depending on the camera's usage, the battery should last between 6 months to a year on average. That being said, as the camera is all mechanical and only the internal light meter is powered by the camera's battery, the camera is still able to be operated without a battery.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-11-13

Does the silver MP come with the rapid rewinder ...

Does the silver MP come with the rapid rewinder attachment as depicted in the product photos?
Asked by: Matthew
No, My silver MP didn't come with it. If it comes, it would be great!
Answered by: Shuichi
Date published: 2022-11-13


What is the megapixel
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a film camera.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2022-11-05

What frame lines are supported in the viewfinder?

What frame lines are supported in the viewfinder?
Asked by: Rui
All frame lines from 28mm to 135mm are supported in all of Leica's current M cameras.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-02-08


What is the widest lens you can mount
Asked by: Reuben
The Voigtlander 10mm lens.
Answered by: Huss
Date published: 2020-11-16


Can this use bluetooth and share to Facebook? :)
Asked by: Jason
No. The MP .72 does not have Bluetooth or WiFi capabilities. We do have other M models that have WiFi capabilities but not Bluetooth which can be utilized to connect your smart device to the camera. Those would be the new M10 and M10-P. These models can be connected to your smartphone/tablet for using a multiple of options with our newly designed Leica FOTOS app which will be available on 10.24.18. See Leica's website link below for more info.<a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-12-18
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