Leica MP 0.72x (10312/10314) LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition Grey/Gray hammertone finish rangefinder camera model - Part III
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Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Elmar-M 50mm 1:2.8

Leica user group can be one of the most critically demanding community in the Internet When I first let a friend of mine to have a sleek preview of this page; the first reaction was " leo, you really have no taste, why matches a Leica-M 50mm 1:2.8 Elmar on such a beautiful MP collectible ?..." hehe .. to be frank. I wasn't prepared to take pictures of this camera. Within 1 hour session, I have to handle 7 models, 10 lenses and not knowing my buddy had brought out this LHSA Special Edition model and ask if I wanted to take pictures of this as well. The box is sealed, brand new and I didn't actually had the time to open the box to inspect other components. So, I actually missed out the companion lens (Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH LHSA as well as the matching accessory (Leicavit-M LHSA) specifically tailored to come along with the camera in a standard LHSA gray hammertone Leica MP Kit. Perhaps, after a quick session of snapping 150+ products pictures of different cameras/lenses and labels, you may just have to excuse an old man with deteriorating senses.....
 
Matching Leica Summicron f2/35mm ASPH lens for Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model LHSA 968~2003 logo on the Leica Summicron 35mm f/2.0 ASPH wideangle lens

The companion lens for the Leica MP LHSA grey-hammertone finish body is a Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH. It is in silver chrome finish. A LHSA logo 1968~2003 is engraved on the other side of the lens tube.
Actually, I felt a little uncomfortable recently as I noticed there were a number of occasions that I have seen online used equipment outlets such as Ebay had been selling some of the component accessories supposedly meant for the LHSA Special Edition Kit. This scenario wasn't just confined to this particular model alone. As most often, many of the system accessories such as lenses, hoods, and even camera cases had been split and sold independently. A logical explanation and in a very nice way to say is, probably original owner when disposed his possession, the buyer for some personal reasons such as lack of budget, or already has a equivalent lens type or accessories has omitted the matching accessories with the kit. If a concluded sale with the buyer reluctantly wanted to pay for extra, that is fine. But if they were hidden from the sale and not being mentioned in such a transaction, that is not very ethical then. Below is a grey-hammertone lens hood as the original accessory for the Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH supplied along with the LHSA MP Special Edition. The unique looking hood should match perfectly as it looks rugged and eye-appealing when mounted onto lens with the matching hammertone finish camera body.

matching gray color hammertone finishing Lens hood for Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition model

Credit: Images of the lens hood and Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH lens 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.

Leicavit-M in matching gray color hammertone finishing for Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition model
RELATIVE:- Compare this Grey/Gray Hammertone Finish Leicavit-M with either the Original Leicavit MP or
Grey Leicavit-M for
Leica MP Anthracite Special Edition


Here are additional views captured during the session, Just Click for Xplosive individual View(s). You may use them for any purpose (NO credit is necessary), with the strict EXCEPTION for the purpose of Sale/Trading where your actual unit in possession / disposal should be used - this is to protect interest of another potential Leica investor/photographer. Curse or beat me if you like, but this is essential business/personal ethic to follow on the Network.

 
Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/ Elmar-M 2.8/50mm Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model without lens Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model side view with Elmar-M 50mm f/2.8 Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model with two lenses and an original metal lens cap
Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Titanium Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Titanium/Titan Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Titanium Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Leica Elmar-M 50mm 1:2.8
Leica MP LHSA FInder 0.72X Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Titanium Photo Profile on  Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model w/Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Titanium

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Leica MP Hammertone with  Summicron-M 1:2/35 ASPH front view w/lens hood,  Picture by Bosung Korea

Recently, I have also located some lovely pictures taken by a seasoned Korean camera equipment online trading house, Bosung.Biz, Korea. I have communication problem as I don't speak Korean and won't able to replay my desire to ask for permission on picture usage in this site. Anyway, I will just use the photos as illustration purposes and provide appropriate credit and return link to their trading place as a form of appreciation. I like the way the pictures taken as they are showing the right perspectives of various important features on the camera, lens & lens hood combination.

Credit: Image(s) courtesy of a very seasoned Korea online trading house www.BOSUNG.Biz®. Image
Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Side view of the combination of a Leica Hammertone MP set with lens and macthing lens hood Picture by Bosung Korea A vertical view of the macthing  hammertone lens hood on Leica 35mm  Picture by Bosung Korea



Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition rangefinder camera model without lens attached, showing rigid bayonet lens mount
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

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Credit: A special thanks to my buddy, Tony Leong® <work place> in sharing his private collection of various Leica/Leitz camera/lenses. Credit: Images of the lens hood and Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH lens 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. Pictures of the lens hood with Lwica MP hammertone and lens hood:- Credit: Image(s) courtesy of a very seasoned Korea online trading house www.BOSUNG.Biz®. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.