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New analog addition to the Leica M family

Leica Camera proudly presents the Leica M-A, an analog, fully mechanical camera body that works without a battery. Returning to the basic aspects of photography – focus, aperture and shutter speed, this analog camera stays true to the roots of photography. Unlike the analog Leica MP, the Leica M-A does not have a built in light meter.


  • Easy to use -photographer concentrates on focusing, aperture and shutter speed
  • Fully mechanical body without the need to use a battery
  • ISO dial to remember which ISO is being used
  • Access to a wide range of M lenses from 16 – 135 mm
  • Discrete black chrome finish or classical silver finish
  • Enclosed all-metal body with chromed brass top & bottom covers
  • Made in Germany

The Leica M-A is packaged with a carrying strap, 1 film Tri-x 400 and a body cap.

Weight3.5 kg
Dimensions31 × 22 × 25 cm
Country of origin


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Technical Data

CameraLeica M-A (Typ 127) compact range and viewfinder system camera with mechanically controlled shutter
Lens connectionLeica M bayonet
Lens systemLeica M lenses from 16-135 mm
Exposure controlManual shutter speed & aperture setting based on readings from external exposure meter or operator assessment
Flash unit connection
Using accessory shoe with center contact
SynchronizationWith 1st shutter curtain
Flash sync speed1/5  s; slower shutter speeds can be used
Flash exposure controlComputer control of flash unit or guide number calculation and manual setting of required aperture
Viewfinder principle‘Large, bright line frame viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation
EyepieceCalibrated to -0.5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 diopter available
Image field limiterBy activating two bright lines each: For 28 and 90 mm or for 35 and 135 mm, or for 50 and 

75 mm; automatic activation when lens is fitted

Image field selectorAllows the bright-line pairs to be manually activated at any time (e.g. to compare detail)
Parallax compensationHorizontal and vertical offset between viewfinder and lens axis is automatically compensated according to the relevant distance setting
Correlation between viewfinder & film imagesAt the shortest possible distance setting for each focal length, the bright line frame size corresponds to an image size of approx. 23 x 35 mm. When set to infinity, depending on the focal length between 9% (28mm)  and 23% (135mm)  more is captured by the film than is shown in the corresponding bright line frame
Magnification(For all lenses) 0.72 x
Large basis range finderSplit or superimposed image range finder shown as bright field in the center of the viewfinder image
Effective measurement basis‘49.9 mm (mechanical measurement basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.72 x)
ShutterRubber blanket slotted shutter with horizontal movement; extremely low-noise; 

mechanically controlled

Shutter speedsFrom 1 s to 1/1  s in whole increments, B for long exposures of any duration, (1/5 s) for flash synchronization
Shutter releaseStandard thread for cable release integrated
Film winding
LoadingManual film loading after opening the bottom cover and the rear panel
Winding forwardsManually with quick wind lever or Leicavit M, motorized using Leica Motor-M, Leica 

Winder-M, Leica Winder M4-P, or Leica Winder M4-2 (from serial no. 10350)

RewindManually with pull-out rewind button, after moving the R lever on the front of the camera
MaterialEnclosed all-metal body with hinged rear panel; chromed brass top & bottom cover
Tripod threadA 1/4  DIN 4503 (1/4”)
Rear panel / 


Indicator for film sensitivity
Dimensions(Length x Depth x Height) 138 mm x 38 mm x 77 mm
WeightApprox. 578 g
Items suppliedHousing bayonet cover, carrying strap

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