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
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)
1/1000 to 1 second
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
Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 7.8 x 5.1"