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Focusing on the founding principles of photography, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) is a 35mm film rangefinder camera characterized by its simplicity and unobtrusiveness. As a completely mechanical camera, no battery is required for operation and the only exposure control offered is a choice of shutter speed, up to 1/1000 sec. A large, bright 0.72x-magnification viewfinder pairs with a precise rangefinder mechanism to enable comparative manual focusing control with M-mount lenses, along with parallax-corrected compositional framing. The body features silver-colored chromed brass top and bottom covers, as well as an all-metal body design, to offer both durability as well as an aesthetic, minimal appearance. Designed for intuitiveness and efficient operability, the precision afforded by the M-A serves to complement a straight-forward working method.
|Lens Mount||Leica M bayonet|
|Viewfinder Type||Bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax correction|
|External Flash Connection||Hot shoe with center contact|
|Dimensions||5.4 x 1.5 x 3.0" / 138 x 38 x 77 mm|
|Weight||1.3 lb / 578 g|
|Exposure Control||Manual (shutter speed on body only; aperture on attached lens)|
|Lens System||Leica M lenses from 16-135mm focal length|
|Film Format||35 mm|
|Flash Synchronization||With first curtain; up to 1/50 sec.|
|Shutter Type||Focal plane; mechanical rubber blanket slotted shutter with horizontal movement|
|Shutter Speed Range||1 to 1/1000 sec. (in 1 EV increments), bulb|
|Eyepiece||Calibrated to -0.5 dpt (optional corrective lenses available)|
|Parallax Correction||Horizontal and vertical offset between viewfinder and lens axis automatically compensated for according to relevant distance setting|
|Rangefinder Basis||49.9 mm (mechanical measurement basis of 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification of 0.72x) Split or superimposed image rangefinder shown as bright field in the center of the viewfinder image|
|Film Loading||Manual film loading after opening the bottom cover and the rear panel|
|Film Wind||Forward: Manual winding with quick wind lever (compatible with optional motorized winders) Rewind: Manually with pull-out rewind button, after moving the R lever on front of camera|
|Package Weight||4.2 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.8 x 8.7 x 6.6"|
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