Review of Leica MP 35mm Rangefinder Camera with 0.72x Viewfinder (black paint)

Leica MP (black paint)

Leica MP  is professional, Leica had this MP model in 1956, it is a custom model for small batches of reporters. The new version of the ‘mp’ is available in black lacquer and silver at the same time.

What are the main differences between mp, m7, and m-a?

The m7 is an official model named after the sequence of the m6. Following the numbers are m8, m9, m10 . Leica m7 is the last model of the film machine.

Black paint

Leica mp is available in black and silver. Many people like black paint because it will appear brass after a long time, that is beautiful.

Red logo

There are fewer people buying Leica and fewer people buying MPs. MPs are designed for special professionals. Removed the red logo to make it less noticeable.

Compared with m7’s ease of use, MP focuses on reliability. The Leica MP uses a mechanical shutter that requires no battery and is more reliable.

MP retains the metering system of the M6, which can provide an exposure indicator, and it will not affect the shooting when it is out of power. The mp shutter dial is similar to the m3.

Leica mp is not designed for beginners, and will not take care of the user experience of beginners too much. When you become a “master”, you will find every detail of it is designed for you.

In 2014, Leica released a new model m-a, which eliminated the metering module based on the mp. The m-a is a deep return to the m3.

In 2005, a Hong Kong store customized 500 black paint Leica MPs without  light metering system, called ‘mp classic’, which is the black-painted m-a predecessor.

leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film

version

2003 Hermès version, 35 f2 asph lens, 500 units.

2003 LHSA 35th Anniversary Model, 35mm f2 asph lens, fast film advancer, 1400 units.

In 2004, 600 Japanese customized black lacquered versions, 35 f2 asph, fast film advancer, and hot shoe engraved between 1-600.

In 2005, there were 500 Hong Kong customized MP CLASSIC black lacquered versions without light meter and no battery.

2005 MP3 500 black, 500 silver, M3 top cover, old Mp counter.

2006 m3J 200 units.

2007 Titanium coating MP, customized in Japan.

2009 50 units Ralph Gibson custom black chrome version 50 units.

2009 Customized Edition of the People’s Republic of China with summilux 50 1.4 asph, painted gold.

Customized for the 20th anniversary of the M3P Leica Store in Vienna in 2011, M3 styling, Noctilux 50 0.95 lens.

leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
leica mp + summicron 35mm f2 asph + fomapan400 film
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