Leica M7

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Leica M7

Maker: Leica

Dates: 2002-2018

Variants: Silver-black and black

Camera Type: 35mm rangefinder system

Focusing: manual

Viewfinder: Reverse Galilean (0.58×, 0.72×, or 0.85× magnification)
with automatic or manual selection of parallax corrected framelines

Rangefinder: coupled, combined (ERB = 49.9mm)

Lens mount: Leica M

Shutter: focal plane
cloth curtains, horizontal travel
from 1/1000 to 1s

Exposure meter: CdS selective

Exposure modes: manual, aperture priority semi-automatic

ASA/ISO range: 6 to 6400 ISO

Shoe: Hotshoe

Synchronized: X

X sync speed: 1/50, any speed with high speed flash

TTL Flash: Yes

Motor drive: Winder

Battery: 1x lithium

Dimensions: 138x77x38mm

Weight: 560g

Number produced: unknown

The Leica M7 is a 35mm film rangefinder camera introduced in 2002. It is part of the Leica M-series rangefinder camera system originating with the Leica M3.

The first M camera to have an electronically controlled shutter which offers aperture priority semi-automatic exposure in addition to manual exposure.

There are versions with 0.58×, 0.72×, or 0.85× viewfinder magnifications.


Electronically controlled horizontal travel with cloth curtains. Provided with two mechanically controlled speeds (1/60s and 1/125s) in case of battery failure.


TTL flash measurement possible with SCA connector. Normal synchronisation 1/50s, high speed flash synchronisation with suitable flash unit at any shutter speed.


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