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Leica M-A Typ 127 Range Finder Camera Silver Chrome

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The Leica MA Typ 127 Rangefinder Camera - Silver Chrome - is a pure mechanical camera, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) Rangefinder Silver Camera is a precision instrument that has been so dramatically reduced to the essentials that it opens up entirely new creative horizons for photographers.

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As a purely mechanical camera, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) Rangefinder Silver Camera is a precision instrument that has been so dramatically reduced to the essentials that it opens up entirely new creative horizons for photographers. It may have no monitor, no exposure meter and no battery, but what it does have is a mechanical quality that makes Leica's 100 years of experience instantly tangible. Photographers can read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so concentrate fully on their subject. The acoustic signature of the shutter release of a Leica M-A is a delight that immediately reveals the precision-engineered excellence of its origin. The exterior of the Leica M-A is as timeless as the precision engineering hidden inside. For instance, the Leica red dot has been deliberately omitted to emphasise the classic restraint of its design as an ultimate expression of understatement. Viewed from the side, the M-A is also noticeably slimmer than its digital counterparts. With its exceptional sharpness, fine grain and distinctive tonal gradation, extremely broad exposure latitude and very good shadow detail, this black and white film soon became a firm favorite and a classic for art and reportage photography.

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As a purely mechanical camera, the Leica M-A (Typ 127) Rangefinder Silver Camera is a precision instrument that has been so dramatically reduced to the essentials that it opens up entirely new creative horizons for photographers. It may have no monitor, no exposure meter and no battery, but what it does have is a mechanical quality that makes Leica's 100 years of experience instantly tangible. Photographers can read the shutter speed and aperture directly from the camera and lens and so concentrate fully on their subject. The acoustic signature of the shutter release of a Leica M-A is a delight that immediately reveals the precision-engineered excellence of its origin. The exterior of the Leica M-A is as timeless as the precision engineering hidden inside. For instance, the Leica red dot has been deliberately omitted to emphasise the classic restraint of its design as an ultimate expression of understatement. Viewed from the side, the M-A is also noticeably slimmer than its digital counterparts. With its exceptional sharpness, fine grain and distinctive tonal gradation, extremely broad exposure latitude and very good shadow detail, this black and white film soon became a firm favorite and a classic for art and reportage photography.

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Leica M-A (Typ 127) Specifications

Camera type Leica M-A (type 127) compact, 35 mm rangefinder system camera with a mechanically controlled shutter
Lens mount Leica M-Bayonet
Lens system Leica M-Lenses,16-135 mm
Exposure control Manual setting of shutter speed and aperture with values from an external exposure meter or by estimation
Flash connection Hot shoe - accessory shoe with centre contact
Synchronization On first shutter curtain
Flash exposure control Computer control by the flash unit or guide number calculation and manual setting of the required aperture value
Viewfinder principle Large, bright, combined bright-line viewfinder with automatic parallax compensation
Eyepiece Adjusted to -0.5 dioptres; correction lenses available for -3 to +3 dioptres
Image field framing By projection of pairs of bright-line frames for 28 and 90 mm, 35 and 135 mm, 50 and 75 mm lenses; automatic display of corresponding frames when lenses are locked into the bayonet mount
Frame selector Lever enabling alternative frame pairs to be displayed in the viewfinder without changing lenses (e.g. for framing comparisons)
Parallax compensation The horizontal and vertical differences between the viewfinder and lens axes are automatically compensated for in relation to the focusing distance
Concordance of viewfinder and film image The bright-line frame size corresponds to an image size of approx. 23 x 35 mm at the minimum focusing distance for all focal lengths; focused at infinity, and depending on the focal length, approx. 9% (28 mm) to 23% (135 mm) more will be captured on the film than is shown in the corresponding bright-line frame
Magnification 0.72x (for all lenses)
Long-base rangefinder Coincident and superimposed image rangefinder, shown as a bright field at the centre of the viewfinder image
Effective rangefinder base 49.9 mm (mechanical rangefinder base 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.72x)
Shutter Horizontal rubberized-cloth focal plane shutter; extremely low noise; mechanically controlled
Shutter speeds From 1 s to 1/1000 s in one-stop increments, B for exposure times of arbitrary length
Shutter release Standard internal thread for remote-release cables
Loading Manual loading after removal of the base and opening the rear flap
Film advance Manually, with rapid wind lever or Leicavit M; motorized, with Leica Motor-M, Leica Winder-M, Leica Winder M4-P or Leica Winder M4-2
Rewinding Manual, pull-out rewind knob after disconnecting the advance mechanism with the R-lever on the front of the camera
Frame counter On camera top plate; automatically reset when camerabaseplate removed
Camera body Material One-piece full-metal body with rear flap; top deck and baseplate in brass with silver chrome finish
Tripod bush Thread A 1/4, DIN 4503 (1/4")
Rear flap Reminder dial for film sensitivity
Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.43 x 1.49 x 3.03" / 138 x 38 x 77 mm
Weight Approx. 578 g / 20.38oz

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