Leica MP 0.72 black paint finish

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Leica MP 0.72 Black


Mechanical perfection. Nothing else.

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.


Minimalizing to the max

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 development of the Leica MP incorporates over 50 years of experience. It is the quintessential mechanical range/viewfinder camera. It's an experience you will sense as soon as you hold this masterpiece in your hands.


The Leica MP is ever reliable. It relies 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.



The Leica MP is built for long life and lasting value. This is guaranteed by Leica’s commitment to using only the finest materials and the highest precision manufacturing techniques. Time and time again, the Leica MP has proven its dependability under the most averse conditions.


Maximum strength minimalism

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.



By definition, photography is writing with light, and the Leica MP enables the photographer to master even the most difficult lighting situations. The camera offers you complete creative control; its selective TTL metering system merely offers supporting data to help you choose the ideal exposure parameters.


Individualism that improves with age

The Leica MP is available in two different body finishes. After years of hard use, when a bit of bright brass begins to show through, it’s a sure sign to savvy photographers that the camera and its owner have shared many memorable experiences.


The essentials:

  • Compact, analog rangefinder system camera
  • Mechanically controlled closure
  • With image field selector
  • With selective light meter
  • Reduced design without Leica logo on the front
  • Leica name on the top
  • Made in Germany



Compact 35mm Rangefinder System Camera

Lens Mount
14 LEICA M lenses with focal lengths ranging from 21 to 135 mm.


Focus Modes

Exposure Modes
Manual setting of shutter speed and aperture, compensation using LED light balance.

Exposure Metering
Through the lens (TTL), selectively with working aperture.
Light reflected from a measuring field in the center of the first shutter curtain is measured.
The measuring field is equal to approx. 13% of the total negative format.

Metering Range
For ISO 100/21° EV -2 to EV 20

ISO Range
Manual, from ISO 6/9° to ISO 6400/39°.

Shutter and Release
"Shutter' Rubberised-cloth horizontal-run focal plane shutter ; extremely low-noise operation, mechanically controlled. 'Shutter speeds' From 1s to 1/1000 s in whole steps, B for long exposures of any duration, ""Flashsymbol"" (1/50s) for flash synchronisation. Two-positions : Power (exposure meter on) Release. Integrated standard thread for cable release."

Multi Exposure


Flash Sync
1/50 second ; slower shutter speeds can be used.

PC Terminal

Film Wind
Manually with Quick Wind Lever : or LEICAVIT M, or Motorised using LEICA MOTOR-M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER M4-P or LEICA WINDER M4-2 (from serial no. 10 350).

"Large, bright-line viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation of horizontal and vertical according to the focusing setting, 'Framing' Projection of pairs of bright-line frames : For 28 and 90 mm (90 mm frame only in LEICA MP 0.85) or for 35 and 135 mm (35 mm frame only in LEICA MP 0.58) or for 50 and 75mm. Automatic projection with the lens fitted. The desired frame can be projected using the frame preselector."

Depth Field Preview

Diopter Correction
'Eyepiece' Set for -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt available.

Remote Control
standard mechanical cable release

Mirror Lock-Up

Power Source/Battery
One MS76L 3.0V Lithium Battery (1/3N), or Two MS76 Silver Batteries. (Note; Battery is only necessary for metering and display)

(W x H x D) 138 mm x 77 mm x 38 mm,/ 5.43" x 3.03" x 1.49"

Approx:.21 oz./ 600 g (with battery, without camera cap)

Special Features
"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 wi th two triangular and one central circular LED for manual exposure set ting. Triangular LEDs show the required direction of rotation for compensation with aperture setting ring."

What's Included


Camera housing, Carrying strap, Housing bayonet cover, Cover for accessory shoe, and battery.

Limited Warranty:
Leica Camera AG (‘LEICA’) provides a three-year Passport warranty for this LEICA camera valid from the date of purchase from an authorized LEICA dealer in the U.S. 

Shipping & Returns


Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, please Contact Us with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return items from your order.



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