Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/13

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Thumbs up
From: billcpearce at (Bill Pearce)
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 18:19:55 -0500
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There has always been an attitude on the part of many, not generally held by 
working pros, that flash is not to be ever ever ever used with a Leica. 
Well, not as a needless crutch, but still, I can have it's place, but I 
think that attitude is responsible for the lack of PC connections on modern 
Leicas and hotshoes on thumbs up.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Herbert Kanner
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:12 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: Thumbs up

"But I consider flash the work of the devil so it is no problem for me."

Fully agree, with one exception. I once used bounce flash, aimed essentially 
at the ceiling, in a room with white walls and ceiling and Kodachrome in my 
M6 (about which I've got to get off my lazy butt and sell). This would still 
be valid today with the added degree of freedom that LR and it's relatives 
would permit the use of non-white walls.

Herbert Kanner
kanner at

Question authority and the authorities will question you.

On Oct 12, 2013, at 11:04 AM, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> wrote:

> I think my Leica grip makes the M8 perfectly handholdable. Without it, I 
> found it awkward and slippery. With the Fuji X-Pro 1 there is a similar 
> problem: it is not easy to handle it with one hand, and to make it worse 
> there are all those little buttons to press by accident.
> This week I took delivery of the Thumbs-Up for the Fuji, bought directly 
> from Tim Isaac. It is awesome! It has made my Fuji just as easy to handle 
> with one hand as my M8.
> Caveats:
> - if you are a lefty, I guess it will not work for you
> - if you use flash, it will not work for you either since the thingie 
> occupies the flash slot. But I consider flash the work of the devil so it 
> is no problem for me.
> Highly recommended.
> Cheers,
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Alicante, Spain
> Blog:
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Replies: Reply from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] OT: Thumbs up)
Reply from george.imagist at (George Lottermoser) ([Leica] OT: Thumbs up)
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