Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M grip questions
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 10:01:37 +0100

>I have a couple or three questions about the M grip which I'm
>considering mostly to center that tripod mount. First, what is the
>general construction quality? Does it feel reasonably sturdy? I notice
>that it's pretty inexpensive for a Leica gadget. Secondly, how does it
>work for loading film? Do you have to remove it to take the baseplate
>off to load? Thirdly, has anyone used it with the Heliar 15mm? Do your
>knuckles protrude so far so as to run the risk of having them in the
>Simon Stevens


if you're already considering a grip, consider the gmp grip for the m. i
personally found the all metal construction a bit sturdier than the plastic
leica one (though i'm not anti-plastic in general), the feel very solid,
and i like the fact that the grip doesn't actually come into contact with
the 'leather' covering of the m body (which, iir, the leica grip does).

the gmp grip does center the tripod mount, and you don't need to remove it
to remove the baseplate and reload (in fact, i've not removed my grip since
i put it on about 6 months ago). i've never used it with the heliar 15, so
can't speak to the protruding knuckle issue.