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FYI..

 

From Leica...

 

"There are third parties offering a strap system for neck and wrist straps for the Leica T camera (e.g. Match Technical T-Strap Lug Kit).  These products can cause severe damage to the Leica T camera. 

 

Those damages will not be covered by the camera warranty and/or the Leica Camera Guarantee, because legally they do not apply to damages caused by third party products.

 

Due to this fact, Leica Camera AG will not cover any of the costs for damages that might occur due to these third party products.

 

For the avoidance of customer care problems, we strongly recommend to use the original straps only."

 

 

 

 

 

Fot your information, these Lug Straps are Produced by Match Technical and officially for sale by Leica 

In the Leica stores.

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Yes Sir, the very item I ordered.

 

Enjoy it! I have the same! 

 

BTW, I saw in the photo of your cameras that you are using the wrist strap on the right side of the camera, like most of the people.... Are you right handed? If so, then you need your right hand to be free ; and therefore, since you would hold the camera with your left hand, anyway, when you are shooting, have you ever tried to put the wrist strap on the camera's left side?

 

I am right handed too, and I feel much more comfortable with the strap on my left wrist so I have my right hand free for everything else!

Edited by Louis2

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Can anyone tell me what the #18807 part costs, please?

 

Good idea with the left side, right side Louis. I'll try it next time.

Gary

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Can anyone tell me what the #18807 part costs, please?

 

Good idea with the left side, right side Louis. I'll try it next time.

Gary

 

 

Hi Gary, 

 

I was quoted about USD 44 for the pins. They are still waiting for the official pricing but they say it is around there. 

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Enjoy it! I have the same! 

 

BTW, I saw in the photo of your cameras that you are using the wrist strap on the right side of the camera, like most of the people.... Are you right handed? If so, then you need your right hand to be free ; and therefore, since you would hold the camera with your left hand, anyway, when you are shooting, have you ever tried to put the wrist strap on the camera's left side?

 

I am right handed too, and I feel much more comfortable with the strap on my left wrist so I have my right hand free for everything else!

 

Hi Louis2,

 

Thanks for the tip. I am ambidextrous, but more comfortable holding the camera on my right hand.

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Can anyone tell me what the #18807 part costs, please?

 

Good idea with the left side, right side Louis. I'll try it next time.

Gary

 

 As I gave this link before, this is the price in US: http://www.popflash.com/mtechTlug

In Miami leica store, it is a little more expensive; in the $40s!

Edited by Louis2

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Just to update...

 

The price of the lug pins is about USD 40. The Leica order number is 18807 and since it's a new accessory, it will take about a month to arrive here in Taiwan. Will update more once I receive them. I ordered 2 sets. 

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As I gave this link before, this is the price in US: http://www.popflash.com/mtechTlug

In Miami leica store, it is a little more expensive; in the $40s!

Louis I don't think they are exactly the same product at least from branding point of view

 

In the uk official one is priced at £30 the march technical one £33

Leica T Universal Strap Lug Silver

https://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Leica-T-Universal-Strap-Lug-Silver

 

Match Technical Strap Lug Kit for Leica T

http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/t-accessories/7684-match-technical-strap-lug-kit-for-leica-t.html

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Louis I don't think they are exactly the same product at least from branding point of view

 

In the uk official one is priced at £30 the march technical one £33

Leica T Universal Strap Lug Silver

https://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Leica-T-Universal-Strap-Lug-Silver

 

Match Technical Strap Lug Kit for Leica T

http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/t-accessories/7684-match-technical-strap-lug-kit-for-leica-t.html

 

As I previously posted my exchange with Tim who makes these lugs at Match Technical, he is telling me that the ones mentioned in the Leica site are made by MT!... In Miami-Leica, they had the same box and label before, too.... Now, is it possible that Leica AG is introducing and publicizing the same lugs with their own images; or, what MT is  telling us is not true?...

 

I compared the ones I have from MT with those that came with my T, and they look exactly the same!... If the ones we see in the Leica sites are not made by MT, is their quality and safety better?... I guess we will learn sooner and later!

Edited by Louis2

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I just received it today. So it is definitely not match one's but they look exactly the same

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But where is it made? In Germany; or is it the same as we were talking about, re- badged  for leica? Could you, please, post us a picture of inside the box? Also, what was the price?

Thanks!

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But where is it made? In Germany; or is it the same as we were talking about, re- badged for leica? Could you, please, post us a picture of inside the box? Also, what was the price?

Thanks!

Inside it is just a foam with lugs. It is made in China on the back of the package. The price was cheaper than the match one's see my links above, but I suspect that's probably the shipping cost to uk, the match could be less expensive in the us.

Edited by can-photo

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Now, the real question is: is it "better", "safer", or "stronger" than the other one?...

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I've finally decided I cannot use the silicone wrist-strap any longer, and will use a leather one instead.

How to mount this though? I had thought of the new soon to be released Leica "posts", but when I clicked on the link ( http://leicastoremiami.com/products/leica-strap-lug-leica-t-silver#a_aid=4ec1e34531802 ) to see what the price was, and when they were available, I decided against this. I may still go back to PopFlash as per the link by Louis.

 

Failing that, I will see if I can use the post that is part of the wrist-strap, it is cheaper than the genuine article, and in fact IS the genuine article.

Gary

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I've finally decided I cannot use the silicone wrist-strap any longer, and will use a leather one instead.

How to mount this though? I had thought of the new soon to be released Leica "posts", but when I clicked on the link ( http://leicastoremiami.com/products/leica-strap-lug-leica-t-silver#a_aid=4ec1e34531802 ) to see what the price was, and when they were available, I decided against this. I may still go back to PopFlash as per the link by Louis.

 

Failing that, I will see if I can use the post that is part of the wrist-strap, it is cheaper than the genuine article, and in fact IS the genuine article.

Gary

 

I've been using the Match Technical since the beginning. No problem. They are the ones Leica puts there name on anyway. 

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