Leica MP Betriebsk 0.72x Black Paint model
The MP Betriebsk 0.72X Black body may
be compared as one of the most RARE modern remake of Leica MP in terms of production
number. I was told that there are only 25 sets ever made. a number something put
it along like the range of a prototype camera.. Units showcased here is brand new,
with body cap, manual, warranty card and box. Never used. Approx. Price: EURO 4,500-00.*
NOTE: Leica Betriebsk, cameras
can be found on quite a number of Leica-M bodies, which includes early 1960's LEICA
M3 Betriebsk to a 2002 Leica
M7 Betriebsk. These bodies, had slowly caught attention of the collector's
market and usually Betriebsk bodies in equivalent model can fetch a higher
premium over standard production units.
There are a few opinions expressed
or explained on an encoded "Betriebsk" on Leica-M cameras. One interpretation
presented by online discussion group was, they are bodies confined to internal use
copies for cross-examination. Next version of explanation is, these units are simply
pre-production copies which are/were intended for regional distributors as a form
of preview as well as pre-market evaluation. Packing usually is confined to basic
silver boxes with no general guarantee cards except for basic manuals as well as
an introductory letter outlining the general features & functions of the new
camera models. Betriebsk marked Leicas has shown being used on recent Leica-M such
as the Leica MP-Betriebsk 0.72x and even with the 2002's LEICA M7 Betriebsk.
One and off, you can see a few of these Betriebsk Leica being surfaced at the used
LEICA equipment market today. Whatever it is, usually / typically, a Betriebsk-marked
body has not been serialized like a normal Leica equivalent model but this particular
set has a reference model code engraved at the top plate. It may takes individual
to put a premium on such models.
Two early Leica/Leitz Briebsk rangefinder
Cameras, Leica IIf (1953) & Leica Ig (1959).
prices 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..
External Links on this topic:
Another equivalent unit displayed in Leicagallery/KB Camera Store; some discussion on Leica M7 "Betriebsk' at Photonet Forum.
Credit: Image(s) courtesy of some
nice folks from DigifanCN®. The group
also operates their own active, popular EBAY STORE, trading for many major camera brands and collectibles. Image Copyright ©
2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing
I am leaving some space just in case there are fresh contribution of other similar Betriebsk MP
MP 0.72x Black Paint (10302), 2002
This is an eventual production unit
of the similar configuration of a LEICA MP 0.72X black paint model.
Approx. price indicator @2006 EUR 2.640-00* body only. "Betriebsk" engraving removed. Note the
price is HALVED from the previous model with "Betriebsk" engraving at the
Indicative prices 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.
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.
NOTE;- MORE information and Pictures
on this model on another re-organized section *