Product ID: 12534

EAN: 4022243103702

  • Compact camera with analog viewfinder system
  • Mechanically controlled focal plane shutter
  • With frame selector
  • Purely mechanical camera: no light meter or aperture priority mode
  • No batteries necessary
  • Reduced design without the Leica logo on the front

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Leica MA Camera (Typ 127) Rangefinder (Black) Ref: 10370

Focusing on the foundational principles of photography, the Leica MA (Typ 127) is a 35mm film rangefinder camera characterized by its simplicity and discretion. As a fully mechanical camera, no battery is required for operation and the only exposure control offered is a shutter speed option, up to 1/1000 sec. A large, bright 0.72x viewfinder is combined with a precise rangefinder mechanism to allow comparative manual focus control with M-mount lenses, along with a parallax-corrected compositional frame. The body features black chrome top and bottom covers, as well as an all-metal body design, to offer both durability and a minimal aesthetic appearance. Designed for intuition and efficient operation, the precision offered by the MA serves to complement a direct working method.
The classic 35mm film rangefinder features a large, bright 0.72x magnification viewfinder.
Fully mechanical operation does not require a battery and allows you to work only with the basics of photography: shutter speed, aperture, and film speed.
A rear ISO dial can be used to indicate the speed of the film in use.
The upper shutter speed dial allows speed selection of 1/1000 sec. at 1 sec., with a bulb setting also available for long exposures. Flash sync is available at all speeds up to 1/50 second.
The hot shoe incorporates a center contact for compatibility with a wide range of flashes.
Compatible with all M-mount lenses that vary in focal lengths from 16mm to 135mm.
The frame lines of the image field are automatically activated with each lens mounted and provide an accurate and parallax corrected reference for image composition. Alternatively, image field lines can be selected to preview the composition of other focal length lenses.


Leica M Bayonet Lens Mount
Lens System Leica M 16-135mm Focal Length Lenses
Type Mechanical Rangefinder
35mm film format
Manual exposure control (shutter speed only on the body; aperture on the attached lens)
External flash connection Hot shoe with central contact
Flash Synchronization With first curtain; up to 1/50 sec.
Shutter type Focal plane; horizontal moving mechanical rubber blanket slotted shutter
Shutter speed range 1 to 1/1000 sec. (in 1 EV increments), bulb
Type Bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax correction
Calibrated eyepiece at -0.5 dpt (optional corrective lenses available)
Parallax correction The horizontal and vertical displacement between the viewfinder and the lens axis is automatically compensated according to the relevant distance setting

At the shortest possible distance for each focal length, the size of the bright line frame corresponds to an image of approx. 23 x 35 mm. When set to infinity, depending on the focal length between 9% (28mm) and 23% (135mm), the film captures more than what is displayed in the corresponding bright line frame
0.72x magnification
Rangefinder Base 49.9mm (69.25mm Mechanical Measurement Base x 0.72x Viewfinder Magnification) Image Rangefinder
split or overlay displayed as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
Film Loading Manual film loading after opening the bottom cover and rear panel.
Movie Wind Advance: Manual Winding with Quick Winding Lever (compatible with optional motorized winders)
Rewind: manually with the removable rewind button, after moving the R lever on the front of the camera
1/4 "tripod mount
Dimensions 5.4 x 1.5 x 3.0 "/ 138 x 38 x 77mm
Weight 1.3 lb / 578 g



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