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  • Order nos. - 10301-Silver, 10302-black, 10305-chrom-0.85, 10307-Hermes Edition, 10312-LHSA-hammertone'68-03, 10317-black Classic, 10120 LSHA (black paint), 10121 LSHA (chrome), 10316-anthracite, 10311-MP 6 (black paint 0.72)
  • Production era - 2003-Current
  • Variants - MP 3 + MP 6 + "á la carte" option (made to order) 2006-Current
  • Type - 35 mm film rangefinder camera with mechanically controlled shutter.
  • Lens mount - Leica M bayonet mount.
  • Stabilization - None.
  • Viewfinder - Optical x 0.72 magnification with automatic parallax corrected framelines. Custom versions with x 0.58 & 0.85 magnification are available from the manufacturer. LED symbol for battery status. LED light balance with two triangular LEDs and a central circular LED to adjust the exposure. Triangular LEDs give the required direction to rotate the aperture dial. The LEDs flash to warn that the brightness reading is above or below the metering range.
  • Aspect ratio - 3:2
  • Flash - hot shoe synchronization speed 1/50s, slower shutter speeds can be used.
  • Film transport - Manual film loading after opening base plate and rear panel. Advance Manually with quick wind lever or LEICAVIT M or motorized using LEICA MOTOR M, LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER M4-P or LEICA WINDER M4-2 (from serial no. 10350). Rewind Manually with extending rewind button (rewind crank available as part of Leica "á la carte" range and attachable rewind crank available as an accessory). Frame counter On top of camera. Automatic reset after removing base plate.
  • Film speed range - Manual setting from ISO 6/9 to ISO 6400/39°.
  • Shutter - 1s > 1/1000s in whole increments. B for exposures of any duration. Two stage: Power up (activate exposure meter) – Release Standard thread for cable release integrated.
  • Metering - Exposure metering through the lens (TTL), selectively with working aperture. Metering principle The light reflected by a metering spot in the center of the first shutter curtain. The metering spot has a diameter of 12 mm and thus corresponds to approx. 13% of the full film format or approx. 2/3 of the short side of the applicable bright line frame in the viewfinder. Metering range (for ISO 100/21°) From 0.03 to 125000 cd/m2 at room temperature, normal humidity and f/1.0. For ISO 100/21° this corresponds to EV-2 to 20 or f/1 and 4s (B setting) to f/32 and 1/1000s. Flashing of the left-hand triangular LED in the viewfinder indicates that the brightness reflected is below the metering range. Metering cell Silicon photodiode with focusing lens to the top left behind the bayonet.
  • Power supply - (Only necessary for exposure metering and display) 3V from 2 silver oxide button cells, type PX 76 / SR 44 or from 1 lithium cell, type DL 1/3 N. Battery monitoring by illumination of battery warning display with light balance LEDs (1st level), light balance LEDs going out (2nd level) or all LEDs going out.
  • Weight (camera body without batteries) - approx. 585 g. / 20.6 oz
  • Dimensions (W x H x D without lens) - 138 x 77 x 38 mm - 5.4 x 3.0 x 1.5 inches.
  • Camera body - Brass top and base plate. Silver chrome finish or black lacquered finish. Tripod thread A 1/4 (1/4") DIN in base plate.
  • Accessories - LEICAVIT M (SYOOM), LEICA MOTOR M (MOOLY), LEICA WINDER-M, LEICA WINDER M4-P or LEICA WINDER M4-2 (from serial no. 10350), Leather Ever Ready Case 14871, Handgrip 14405, Lens Holder 14404
    • Information from manufacturer's technical data June 2006.
  • Manuals & brochures

Comment

Leica MP - MP 3 Serial Numbers

Serial numbers compiled from Puts Pocket Pod - Note: List ends in 2006
* Camera 2040592 is MP (chrom Hermes) said to be "1 of 500" edition
Camera 2940222 is MP (chrom Hermes) said to be "172 of 500" edition
** Cameras 2752492 & 2752494 are MP prototype (chrom) of 11 total complete with SYOOM
^ Camera 2999690 is Digilux 2
~ stolen camera, please report if found on sale
SN Start SN End Product Year Total
2013001 *2063000 *Mini Zoom 1994 *[50,000]
2752423 **2753000 **(not listed) 2001 **[578]
2880101 2881100 MP 6 (black) 2002 1,000
2889101 2891100 MP (black+chrom) 2002 2,000
2921101 2924100 MP (black+chrom) 2003 3,000
2939101 2940100 MP 2003 1,000 (500 hermès)
2940101 * 2941100 MP 2003 1,000
2941101 2942100 MP (chrom) 2003 1,000
2942101 2942200 MP LHSA 2003 100
2947201 2947800 MP LHSA hammerschlag 2003 600
2982801 2984000 MP (chrom) 2003 1,200 ~2983160
2999401 ^ 2999997 MP (chrom) 2003 597
3001001 3001595 MP LHSA hammerschlag 2003 595
3001596 3002000 MP (chrom) 2003 405
3003001 3004000 MP (black) 2004 1,000
3005001 3005600 MP antrhacit 2004 600
3005601 3008100 MP 2004 2,500
3005758 3005772 MP antrhacit 2004 15
3005774 3006398 MP antrhacit 2004 625
3008101 3009100 MP al la carte 2004 1,000
3010101 3010600 MP SGR 2004 500
3010601 3011100 MP al la carte 2004 500
3026101 3026500 MP 3 (black) 2005 500
3026501 3027100 MP 3 (chrom) 2005 500
3027101 3027200 MP Korea 2006 100
3057201 3057300 MP 3 2006 100
3092701 3093000 MP al la carte 2006 300
3112001 3112500 MP (chrom) 2006 500
3122101 3122297 MP titanisiert fur Japan 2006 196
-3469415 UNKNOWN MP (redLeather) 2008 UNKNOWN
UNKNOWN 4414684- MP 2006-2010 UNKNOWN
TOTAL ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBERS 1994-2006 *22,433

hammerschlag = Grey Hammertone Finish with LHSA 35th anniversary inscription
titanisiert = Titanium top and bottom with a black "emu-style" calf leather body cover.
LHSA = Leica Historical Society of America