[•] Leica MP on Flickr.
The ‘MP’ designation stands for “mechanical perfection.”
Leica M stands for “Messucher”, which is German for “Viewfinder”
2002 - Current
This new MP with its lower profile is almost identical ti the M6 but with the M3/M2 type rewind knob and film advance lever. However the M6TTL meter read-out with an extra dot diode in the middle for precise exposure control us used. There are many improvements in the internal construction of the camera for the increased durability and in common with other contemporary M cameras the top plate is precision milled from solid brass as zinc is used in the M6. Includes optical improvements to the rangefinder and available with 0.58x and 0.85x magnification viewfinders as well as the standard 0.72x.
The standard finish in black lacquer (Code 10302) and silver chrome (10301) with a new type of body covering that has particularly good grip characteristics. There is no engraving of Leica on the front or logo only the Leica script on top with the camera serial number.