The LEICA MP is a supreme tool. Handcrafted, created for the photographic artist. Designed to deliver the essentials. Focused technology for focused photography, without the distraction of automation. It's for making pictures only a true photographer can see, frame and record. Not a quick fling, but the camera for a lifetime.
Pared down to the absolute essentials, the LEICA MP is intuitive in operation but leaves all the crucial decisions and settings to the photographer. It is the classic, purely mechanical alternative to the LEICA M7, a camera that offers added comfort and speed with its electronic shutter and aperture-priority metering system. The LEICA MP is always reliable, relying solely on the skill of the photographer, and can be operated without batteries. The robust body can withstand the harshest conditions and its controls are all metal.
Durable - The LEICA MP is designed for longevity and to maintain its value. That is why Leica only uses selected materials and employ sophisticated production methods. Prior to its launch, the LEICA MP proved its solidity in numerous laboratory and field tests. In icy cold conditions where no camera relying on batteries would be able to work. Over a number of shutter release cycles that hardly any other camera could withstand. As a result, Leica offers an exceptionally long warranty of five years for registered owners who purchase their MP from an authorized Leica dealer.
Discreet - Because so many professionals love the red Leica logo, but discreetly mask it on their camera, Leica removed this identification mark altogether on the LEICA MP. It is enough for connoisseurs and owners to be able to identify a Leica by its classic appearance. The Leica lettering on the top plate is sufficient.
Individual - The LEICA MP is available with two different surface designs : silver chrome finish or black lacquer. And if the black lacquer starts to reveal a glimpse of the plain brass at some of the corners and edges after long use, the photographer knows that he has shared plenty of experiences with his camera.
Concentrated precision - Photography is writing with light, and photography with the LEICA M means writing expressively even when little light is available. This is down to the high contrast lenses that provide their full power even with an open aperture, pinpoint focusing with the Leica rangefinder and the vibration free shutter release provided by the cloth focal plane shutter. With the LEICA MP, difficult lighting conditions can be overcome effectively because the camera does not attempt to think for itself – it simply uses its selective exposure metering to deliver precise, transparent data that helps the photographer to make the right choices.
Masterful minimalism - The LEICA MP has such an uncompromising design that you can always depend on it. The sturdy body stands up to any kind of use. All controls are made completely of metal. It relies on the photographer’s ability, not on batteries. They are only needed
for exposure metering. In fact, anyone who can estimate the shutter speed and aperture for themselves can do without electronic features altogether.
- MP .72 Black Camera
- Carrying strap with non-slip pad
- Camera cover with M bayonet
- Flash contact shoe connector