With the name MP, the new Leica rangefinder camera joins the line of reporter cameras that have been tailored specifically to the wishes of professional photographers. It is the purely mechanical alternative to the LEICA M7, whose electronically controlled shutter and aperture-priority automatic exposure control offers more convenience and functions.
The camera concept of the LEICA MP is tailored to the craft of the photographer! Every component of the camera was analyzed and improved meticulously, and it embodies the essence of more than 50 years of experience in optics and mechanical design. The optimized rangefinder facilitates highly accurate focusing, even under difficult light conditions.
The MP is a 100% mechanical camera, the battery being necessary only to operate its internal light meter. All its operating elements are made of metal so that it withstands heavy-duty use under extreme conditions. Technical gadgetry is purposely limited to those features that truly contribute towards creating a better picture.