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Assigned the designation “MP,” the new Leica rangefinder camera joins the company’s line of reporter cameras, which have been particularly designed to meet the needs of professional photographers. In comparison to the LEICA M7, which has an electronically controlled shutter and aperture priority automated exposure management, it is a completely mechanical alternative with fewer features and functionalities.
The LEICA MP’s camera idea has been suited to the photographer’s skill from the beginning! A great deal of thought and effort went into every component of the camera, which now represents the culmination of more than 50 years of knowledge in the fields of optics and mechanical design. The enhanced rangefinder allows for extremely accurate focusing, especially in low-light circumstances, thanks to its improved accuracy.
In fact, the MP is a completely mechanical camera, with the battery being required simply to activate the camera’s internal light meter. Due to the fact that all of its operational parts are composed of metal, it is capable of withstanding heavy-duty use in harsh situations. The use of technical gadgetry has been purposefully restricted to only those characteristics that are actually beneficial to the creation of a better image.
Performance that is really dependable
Even in low light conditions, the viewfinder is always bright.
A large selection of high-performance lenses with focal lengths ranging from 21 to 135mm and shutter speeds as fast as f/1 are available.
Quiet and vibration-free mechanical construction made entirely of metal
Leica MP Specs
|Package Weight||4.1 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||9.5 x 7.8 x 5.1″|