Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Quick-release for M-4P & M-6
From: "Steven Blutter" <>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 05:33:34 -0500

how often during a shoot do you unmount the body?  how often do you use a
tripod?  as long as you can change film...  m's aren't very heavy and are
pretty well balanced.  with the big 135mm, i'd mount the lens

kirk does have some cool stuff though - the bogen hex stuff is neat - thnx
for the link...

- --Steven Blutter--
- -----Original Message-----
From: Jacques Leonard designer <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, May 04, 1998 9:20 PM
Subject: [Leica] Quick-release for M-4P & M-6

>Hello Lugers,
>I need your opinion about the following.
>I just bought a superb wood tripod (model #8023) made by Berlebach of
>Germany (distributed here in Canada by Kindermann Inc.,the Canadian Leica
>distributor). It is as well made as a Leica, believe me.
>I will use it mostly with my M4-P.
>The ball head I want to put on this tripod is a Stroboframe Deluxe Studio
>Ballhead wich I bought used a week ago. This ball head is built like a tank
>and works well.
>Here are my questions.
>I want to put a quick release on this ball head. Is it really usefull or is
>it just another gadget I can't live without until I buy it?
>I have seen in Kirk Enterprises web site ( their
>quick release with a dedicated plate for M-6 (wich would work with my M4-P)
>which offset the tripod screw fitting to the center of the camera. The QR
>plate for Leica cameras (model PLM) is $US 54. The Quick Release to use
>with this plate seems to be either the QR-1 ($US 50.) or the QR-3 ($US
>90.). I don't know which one yet.
>Does any one of you have any experience with these Kirk QR?
>Are they good? Usefull? Practical?
>Is a QR adapted to an existing Ball head as good as a ball head made w/QR?
>Is there another QR with a plate made especially for M cameras as this one
>I have read on a web site a letter from someone who was recommending the
>Stroboframe Quick release as a very good one. I have checked it on B&H
>website and can't see anything that would suggest it to have a dedicated
>plate for M cameras.
>Any one knows about this one?
>I have a couple weeks to decide myself as my M4-P is now at Kindermann for
>So I am asking you to help me make the right choice (if choice ther is!).
>Thanks, I am anxious to read your comments.
>Jacques Leonard