Leica MP Rangefinder camera models - Leica MP Classic outfit - Part V - MIR Image Library

 

Leica MP Classic Outfit

Background of the Leica MP Classic Outfit Set (Scripts as furnished in the auction w/ slight content modification fit to use in this visual profile):- LEICA MP Classic outfit which includes with a SUMMICRON-M 1:2/50 mm as standard lens. The MP Classic Outfit is specifically produced for LEICA Asian distributor Schmidt Marketing. Leica Camera AG has produced a special LEICA MP model for the priority country of China commemorating Fifty (50) years after the birth on the best rangefinder camera series with the beginning of the original Leica M series models in 1954. This unique set is based on original equipment of the 1956/1957 Leica MP and marked the anniversary in fittingly style. The LEICA MP Classic is a completely mechanical camera, i.e. it does not have any electronics, as would be necessary to use along with an exposure meter for example. The MP Classic outfit is supplied in a set complete with a (rare-remake) black lacquered LEICA SUMMICRON-M 1:2/50 mm where the external appearance of which is based on the Summicron-M 1:2/50 mm version made back in 1954. Similarly, the lens also comes completed with a detachable black lacquered metal lens hood and a leather carrying strap. The front lens cap is also made of metal and black lacquered.

The LEICA MP Classic Outfit set has a Limited production series of 500 only. The unit shown below in this visual showcase has a rather unique serial number of No. #388 - one of two most lucky number reference to the Chinese community! Standard accessories in the Leica MP Classic Limited Edition Outfit: body cap, leather strap, both lens caps, metal lens hood/cap, manual, certificates, warranty cards, case and box. Approx. Price at Auction: USD5,300-00
. Also refer to | NEXT SET w/ S/N 30X & 49X |

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 photographer.* NOTE;- Indicative price 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.

Leica MP Classic Outfit Set, Schmidt Marketing, Hong Kong in a standard classy packaging

Internal packing of a Leica MP Classic Outfit Set, Schmidt Marketing, Hong Kong
Leica MP Classic Outfit Set with read velvet interior on a box


Front view of a Leica MP body in Leica MP Classic Outfit Set
Rear section view of a Leica MP body in Leica MP Classic Outfit Set
The black enamel Leitz Summicron remake in a Leica MP Classic Outfit Set


Leica MP body in Leica MP Classic Outfit Set  along with guratee cards/papers
Leica MP body in Leica MP Classic Outfit Set  along with guratee cards/papers
The 50mm f/2.0 Summicron remake with black laquare  finishing in  Leica MP Classic Outfit Set  along with guratee cards/papers
All documentations, papers and manuals in a Leica MP Classic Outfit Set

previous | 5/5 | NEXT OUTFIT/SET w/ S/N 30X/499/500 |

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

| Leica MP Nomenclature | Leica MP Instruction manual (1MB PDF) | Technical Specification (96k PDF) |

Recommended resources / Reviews on Leica MP Models (External Links): Popular Photography (4 parts) | Shutterbug (2 parts) | Stephan gandy/Cameraquest on MP | Photonet;
Others:-
How to load M6/MP w/Rapidwinder-M(Video); Comparing M3 with MP (Leica FAQ); Price indications: Westlicht Auction House; Ebay Search on Leica MP



Visual Library on Leica M3 Prototype, 1952; Leica M3 Test model, 1953/4 | A photo showcase on early series of Leica M3 DS bodies:- Leica M3-700131 / M3-700170 / M3-700000/M3-70031x/M3-70051x | M3 double stroke chrome 1954~1957 bodies:- Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4; Leica M3 Single Stroke 1957~60/1961~66 | Leica M3 Black Paint:-1955/1958/1962~1964/66 / Case study on Prices | Leica M3 ELC, 1955/56

Other Leica M3 Variants:- Leica M3 chrome Leica-Technik 57 1954; Leica M3 GOLD Edition, 1956 | Leica M3 DS United Nation Edition, 1957 | Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum outfit 1957/ Olive Green Bundeseigentum outfit, 1959 (2 Parts) w/info on high quality M3 Olive Conversion | Leica M3 Betriebskamera/ Betriebsk 1960 | Leica M3 Royal Dutch Marine Periscope Model, 1966 | Leica M3 Dummies / Riesen-Mode (Giant scale Model); Leica M3 Cutaway Display Unit , 1954

Recommended External Link: Leica FAQ | Leica M3 Instruction Manual 1) Location 1 (1.35mb PDF) by Joe Chan; Location 2 (1.2mb PDF) by M.Butkus < Mike@bukus.org>;

| Message Board | lenses | Message Board | RF cameras

Main Index Page
Leica-M Series Rangefinder camera Models

about this site

 

| Message Board | lenses | Message Board | RF cameras

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 photographer.