Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/23

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Subject: [Leica] Handstrap for M(9)?
From: richard at (Richard Man)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 17:25:07 -0700
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Do note that I am one of the few that couldn't stand the thumbs up after 4-5
months. It just pokes at my body when I have the camera hanging off my
neck.  It does work great otherwise and I am definitely in the small
minority that has this problem.
On Oct 23, 2010 4:36 PM, "Howard Ritter" <hlritter at> wrote:
> Thanks, Geoff.
> I had seen the Thumbs Up! in the past and had forgotten all about it. I
looked at the website after Hank K sent me the same suggestion. I think that
it plus a wrist strap as you suggest might serve my purposes well.
> ?howard
> On Oct 23, 2010, at 5:16 PM, Geoff Hopkinson wrote:
>> Howard I have the RRS baseplate and L bracket. I didn't bother with the
>> grip. It looks a little bulky but then I have not actually handled one
>> as Sonny commented it looks a little slick to hold too. The L bracket is
>> very useful if you put your camera on a tripod a lot (close ups,
>> which I do. You can still get the Leica grip which is the base plate with
>> vertical extension. The M8 one fits too. Not very elegant but if you can
>> pick one up for reasonable money maybe worth a look. Hint, you can put a
>> little bi-directional quick release plate on that too for tripod, if
>> wanted.
>> Another option is that you can get half cases with grips of different
>> from small bulge to full SLR type grip. Those make a large difference for
>> portrait orientation (Luigi, A&A, Mr Zhou) if that suits you. I always
>> a wrist strap on my camera as it is generally in a bag if not in my hand.
>> Oh, get a Thumbs Up! Tina for example swears by them and even mere mortal
>> photogs like me find them very helpful. That's enough gadgets to keep you
>> thinking and fiddling for a while!
>> Cheers
>> Geoff
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