Leica MP .72 35mm Rangefinder Manual Focus Camera Body

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The Leica MP’s strong body – crafted exclusively in metal – will withstand the worst conditions without fail, and batteries are only needed for metering. In fact, skilled photographers can ignore the electronics completely. Uncompromising dependability for all occasions.

The camera offers you complete creative control; its selective TTL metering system merely offers supporting data to help you choose the ideal exposure parameters.

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.




  • All-metal body with foldable rear panel.
  • Brass top plate and base plate, both chromium plated in silver or in black lacquer finish.
  • Tripod thread 1/4" in base plate. 
  • Displays in the viewfinder (lower edge) LED symbol for battery status.
  • LED light balance with two triangular and one central circular LED for manual exposure setting.
  • Triangular LEDs show the required direction of rotation for compensation with aperture setting ring.
  • Fully Mechanical Camera
  • All Operating Elements Are Made of Metal

35mm interchangeable lens rangefinder camera

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)

Shutter Speed    
1/1000 to 1 second Bulb

PC Terminal

Flash Mounting
Hot shoe - X-sync up to 1/50th sec

Film Transport
Manual (optional winder available)

.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

Remote Control
Possible with optional standard mechanical cable release

Multiple Exposure

Power Source
Two (2) SR44(76S) 1.55v Silver Battery or one (1) DL76 Lithium

5.4 x 3 x 1.5" (138 x 77 x 38mm) WxHxD

1.3 lb (600g), including batteries

SKU 16-LMP72
Brand Leica

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