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Subject: [Leica] IMG: M Camera Grip
From: hoppyman at (G Hopkinson)
Date: Wed Feb 7 15:15:31 2007
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Alan, you made a handle for a Leica with a bit of broom handle, nuts and 
bolts worth 25c!!!!

Do you drink Lagavulin from an old peanut butter jar? ;-) Does your BMW run 
on bicycle tyres?

Those issues aside, I see that CV have some nifty base handle options and I 
think that Tom A is tooling up for a grip. That would be
a beauty. 


Back on the side grip. The addition of the grip on the right side does make 
M's feel much more secure, especially for vertical
shots, I've found. Some of the half cases have a neat little bulge on the 
front to provide a similar grip. Nice to have the case for
protection, but of course, it's inconvenient if you are changing film 
frequently. Oh wait... 





-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Alan Magayne-Roshak
Sent: Thursday, 8 February 2007 01:41
Subject: [Leica] IMG: M Camera Grip


I was reading about handling the M8 here:>


The writer mentioned earlier M's needing some sort of grip.  I've been

using an inexpensive solution that works for my cameras, but unfortunately

won't work on the M8, because of the relocated tripod socket (I never had a

problem with its location on the end of the body).





The longer handle is from an old broom, the short one was 25 cents US at

American Science and Surplus.  I just drilled and inserted 1/4-20 bolts

that have a wood screw on one end.  With the strap wrapped around my wrist,

the handle nestles in my fingers and gives good leverage and grip for

street photography.  I love the way these fit the rounded ends of Leicas.


Old-timers might notice the Schwalberg strap.  These are great for wearing

an M on your shoulder under a coat, when you don't want to be without the

camera, but need to be able to get it into use without removing the jacket.






Alan Magayne-Roshak

Senior Photographer

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Univ. of Wis.- Milwaukee

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