The Leica Mda DBP is a 35 mm rangefinder camera produced by Ernst Leitz GmbH, Germany. Serial No: 1285996. It is especially dedicated to scientific use. It does not have a viewfinder which prohibits normal use. It is equipped with a shutter ranging from one second to the thousandth and B. The housing has separate contacts for magnetic flash or electronic flash units. It was replaced in 1977 by the Leica MD2. Post-war models bear the initials DBP, standing for Deutsches Bundes patent (Federal German Patent)
Film type: 135. Lens mount – Leica M mount. Lens: The device could be equipped with lenses of various models. Shutter speeds: 1 to 1/1000 s and “B”, “non-rotating” shutter speed. Synchronization exposure – 1/50 s, cable sync contact “X” and “M”. Clip for attaching flash units and interchangeable viewfinders. There is no mechanical self-timer.