Leica MP Rangefinder camera models - MIR Image Library


Leica MP 375, Chrome, 1957

The contributors of this particular unit were from Photo Arsenal Worldwide®, Germany.
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Good thing is, smart and experienced photo equipment shops usually know what do collector expect to see or ask. This auctioned unit of the Leica MP has an exposed base plate, removed to show the "P375" number printed on the the base of the shutter crate. See the last picture of this page.

Leica MP 375 auctioned by Photo Arsenal Worlwide¨ª front view
Rear section and section of top plate of a Leica MP unit

Rear and base section of a Leica MP unit
Internal Serial Number engraving in an original LEICA MP body

LEICA MP-386 chrome double stroke, w/Leicavit MP, 1957

Chrome Leica MP in 100% original and fully working condition, number also engraved internally on chassis, with matching Leicavit MP, Summicron 2/5cm no. 119249x. These cameras were built in small numbers (with a total of 252 chrome items) for professional use. Only few of these cameras survived in un-restored original condition with all original features (double-stroke film advance, no self timer, early strap lugs etc.). Despite it looks new and perfect for me, Leicashop®, the auctioneer does has their own way in determine the rating system. It is being rated as "B". Whatever, don't expect it comes cheap - having a start price of EUR 9.000 and a hammer price of EUR 21.600-00 for this beautiful set.

* NOTE;- Indicative price here in this site were based original prices published on previous auction literature/references. Prices may vary according to gradual yearly premium, supply/demand equations, and/or other renewed valuation methods.

Beautifuly maintained, Leica MP with Leicavit MP & Summicron 1:2 f=5cm, 1957

Leica MP with Leicavit MP & Summicron 1:2 f=5cm, 1957
Rear section view of a Leica MP with Leicavit MP & Summicron 1:2 f=5cm, 1957

Base plate of Leica MP with Leicavit MP & Summicron 1:2 f=5cm, 1957 with Leicavit at outward position
Film speed dial and a later design of shutter speed settings, uniquely a Leica MP

NOTE:- T Leica MP showcase may have other Leica MP model in different spec and/or configuration to show. IF anyone has a personal unit intends to exhibit his prized possession and/or for equipment specialist who may intend to extend the reach of a possible sale/auction, just contact my buddy, Mr. Rick <rick_oleson@yahoo.com>. Appropriate credit and return Link will be provided. Further, I guess a LEICA MP/Leicavit instruction Manual would be nice to be included in this site as shared resources too.

Anyone is good at French ? I managed to download a copy of the original Leicavit-M Instruction Manual written in French. Looking for those who have nothing to do at night and can find some time volunteer to translate the few pages back to English for me). Note:- I can't pay for such services..hehe.

Tips: For those who has user's manual for rare Leica collectibles; in case you don't have a table top scanner to scan the copy of the instruction manual, Just use a Digital Compact, shoot the pages in highest resolution in broad daylight should be good enough for me to do a HTML format conversion.

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LEICA MP-Specific models/variants - Visual Profiles on selective Leica bodies:- Leica MP Prototype, 1955 | MP Betriebsk w/Electric Motor, 1956 | Leica MP-88/MP-150 Black paint, 1957 | Leica MP-167; Leica MP-171/MP-313/old/new Leicavit visual, 1957 | Leica M3E1 / MP 271/288 Alfred Eisenstaedt | Leica MP 367 & 368 Dual, 1957 | Leica MP-375, MP-368 & MP-386 | Leica MP 'Edition Hermès', 2003 | Leica MP Betriebsk 0.72x | Evential production model MP 0.72x Black paint, 2002 | Leica MP classic Kit Set 1 / Set 2 | Leica MP chrome 0.58X(2 parts) | Leica MP Black Lacquer 0.58x | Leica MP Black Lacquer 0.72x Standard | Leica MP 0.85x Finder Mag. model | Leica MP Anthracite* Limited Edition Set | Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition Grey Hammertone Finish (3 parts) | Brief Introduction on Leica à la carte:- Leica MP Red Leather 0.85 / Nappa racing Green Leather 0.58X | Others:- Visual case study on counterfeit LEICA MP ; Leica MP Prototype w/Prototype Leicavit-M; Leica MP-3 LHSA; Leica MP TITAN, 2007

| Leica MP Nomenclature | Leica MP Instruction manual (1MB PDF) | Technical Specification (96k PDF) |

Recommended resources / Reviews on Leica MP Models (External Links): Popular Photography (4 parts) | Shutterbug (2 parts) | Stephan gandy/Cameraquest on MP | Photonet;
How to load M6/MP w/Rapidwinder-M(Video); Comparing M3 with MP (Leica FAQ); Price indications: Westlicht Auction House; Ebay Search on Leica MP

Visual Library on Leica M3 Prototype, 1952; Leica M3 Test model, 1953/4 | A photo showcase on early series of Leica M3 DS bodies:- Leica M3-700131 / M3-700170 / M3-700000/M3-70031x/M3-70051x | M3 double stroke chrome 1954~1957 bodies:- Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4; Leica M3 Single Stroke 1957~60/1961~66 | Leica M3 Black Paint:-1955/1958/1962~1964/66 / Case study on Prices | Leica M3 ELC, 1955/56

Other Leica M3 Variants:- Leica M3 chrome Leica-Technik 57 1954; Leica M3 GOLD Edition, 1956 | Leica M3 DS United Nation Edition, 1957 | Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum outfit 1957/ Olive Green Bundeseigentum outfit, 1959 (2 Parts) w/info on high quality M3 Olive Conversion | Leica M3 Betriebskamera/ Betriebsk 1960 | Leica M3 Royal Dutch Marine Periscope Model, 1966 | Leica M3 Dummies / Riesen-Mode (Giant scale Model); Leica M3 Cutaway Display Unit , 1954

Recommended External Link: Leica FAQ | Leica M3 Instruction Manual 1) Location 1 (1.35mb PDF) by Joe Chan; Location 2 (1.2mb PDF) by M.Butkus < Mike@bukus.org>;

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Credit: Images on Leica MP171 & 375 courtesy of Photo_Arsenal-Worldwide® Germany. The Company also maintains an active EBAY Store, trading many used and new photo equipment of various labels. Photo Arsenal can be contacted at Photo Arsenal Boris Jamchtchik, Altenfurter Str.16a 90475 Nuernberg Germany Tel.: +49 (0) 911/ 4008081 E-Mail: ebayshop@arsenal-photo.com. . The LEICAMP-286 that follows Credit: Image courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.