Original black paint MP delivered to New York in 1957 (codename IMOOP - Leica MP with Leicavit base), owned and used by French Photographer Gérard Bois (Gérard-Aimé, 1943-2018), known for his press coverage of the volatile period of civil unrest in France 1968, the camera has been in the possession of the photographer over a period of 50 years, he also decided to remove the disappearing rests of black paint from the top plate and from the Leicavit, despite the enormous wear the camera is still in perfect working condition, upgraded to single stroke. Included is a rare black paint, brass mount Summicron 2/5cm no.1468967 (fine original condition, good optics). Only 141 black paint MP cameras have been made, most of them have been sold to professional photographers - it is one of the most iconic Leica cameras.
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