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

Type35mm interchangeable lens rangefinder camera
Lens MountLeica M bayonet
Focus ModesManual only
Exposure ModesManual only
Exposure MeteringTTL (Through-The-Lens) selective center-weighted
Metering RangeEV -2 To EV 20 with f/1.0 lens At ISO 100
ISO Range6 - 6400 (manually set)
Shutter Speed
  • 1/1000 to 1 second
  • Bulb
  • PC TerminalYes
    Flash MountingHot shoe - X-sync up to 1/50th sec
    Film TransportManual (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 InfoOver/under and correct exposure indication (LED Classic > 0 < manual metering, LED Battery status)
    Diopter CorrectionOptional -3 to +3 available (attachable to existing eyepiece)
    Self TimerNo
    Remote ControlPossible with optional standard mechanical cable release
    Multiple ExposureNo
    Power SourceTwo (2) SR44(76S) 1.55v Silver Battery or one (1) DL76 Lithium
    Dimensions5.4 x 3 x 1.5" (138 x 77 x 38mm) WxHxD
    Weight1.3 lb (600g), including batteries
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight4.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 7.7 x 5.3"
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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: &bull; Jointly used as light balance for exposure compensation, &bull; Left triangular LED used as a warning if below the metering range.
    Answered by: llinelva
    Date published: 2021-07-14

    Can you upload to instagram xp

    Can you upload to instagram xp
    Asked by: jacinto
    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: 2020-10-13

    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: 2021-05-24

    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: 2021-04-18


    What is the megapixel
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This is a film camera.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2021-07-09


    What is the widest lens you can mount
    Asked by: Reuben
    The Voigtlander 10mm lens. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1274719-REG/voigtlander_ba334a_10mm_f_5_6_ultra_wide_heliar.html
    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.&lt;a href= https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-Fotos/Leica-Fotos target= _blank &gt;https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-Fotos/Leica-Fotos&lt;/a&gt;
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24
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