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Having just bought my 2nd hand MP and not having shoot film for about 20 years. On my late M6 TTL I had the M-grip and on my digital M's I use the Match Technical Thumbs-Up.

I came across these pics in my search for a MP. I don't know the ref no for this Thumbs Up, but would like to you if there is one without the cold shoe, and also if anyone has any feedback?

I have always felt the need for extra grip on the M6 and digital M's.

Thanks!

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Seeing other way of good grip as secondary feature.

I'm happy user of Leicavit-M or Motor-M on M-A

 

A bit heavier but with big or heavy lens (Noctilux 50 or Summilux 75 mainly) , the handling of the setup is a joy, for me.

I've tried without those "wind-on add" also, using the wind-on lever as "thumb rest", like on M10-D !  not so bad after all.

 

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The thumbs-up was meant to stand-in for the absent film wind lever on the digital bodies. It seems a bit peculiar to me to add one to a film body because you already have a perfectly good lever to hold on to (if you like holding the camera like that – personally, I don't) and it looks like the thumbs-up would get in the way of smooth film winding. Looks very awkward.

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Patrik, had you tried to unfold the wind-on lever after full-cocked ?

For me it's strong enough to use as thumb rest, even if I don't use it this way.

Side note...

Some people (me) like better articulated lever style M4/M6.

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Yes 😉

I never use the M4/M6 wind lever feature as thumb rest.

But in my memory, I think that I had used the feature "thumb rest" without knowing it for years 😇.

 

Have a look at the wind lever position on the M4 !

At resting position 🙃

 

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When I bought my M8 it came with one of those "Thumbs Up" type additions.  I found it got in my way of holding the camera.  It's somewhere in a side pocket of a camera bag.  I'll never use it, suppose I should just put it on that auction site...

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1 minute ago, Graham (G4FUJ) said:

When I bought my M8 it came with one of those "Thumbs Up" type additions.  I found it got in my way of holding the camera.  It's somewhere in a side pocket of a camera bag.  I'll never use it, suppose I should just put it on that auction site...

For me it has been the other way around. Started to use on M8, and felt very natural and have continued ro use on M and M10-PR. 

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23 hours ago, Patrik said:

@wattsy , do you shoot with the thumb resting at the lever half-cocked?

No and, to be honest, I'd never heard of the practice until the thumbs-up was introduced for the digital bodies. In the past I have used the Motor-M and the 14405 grip with varying degrees of success but I've long since settled on using an M film camera without any accessory grip.

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46 minutes ago, wattsy said:

No and, to be honest, I'd never heard of the practice until the thumbs-up was introduced for the digital bodies. In the past I have used the Motor-M and the 14405 grip with varying degrees of success but I've long since settled on using an M film camera without any accessory grip.

👍🏻🙏🏻

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On 2/21/2021 at 9:50 AM, Patrik said:

Having just bought my 2nd hand MP and not having shoot film for about 20 years. On my late M6 TTL I had the M-grip and on my digital M's I use the Match Technical Thumbs-Up.

I came across these pics in my search for a MP. I don't know the ref no for this Thumbs Up, but would like to you if there is one without the cold shoe, and also if anyone has any feedback?

I have always felt the need for extra grip on the M6 and digital M's.

Thanks!

The Thumbs Up and it’s  clones and Soft Releases are solutions to problems that never existed.  That MP looks like it was built from scrap. 

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On 2/21/2021 at 12:21 PM, a.noctilux said:

Yes 😉

I never use the M4/M6 wind lever feature as thumb rest.

But in my memory, I think that I had used the feature "thumb rest" without knowing it for years 😇.

 

Have a look at the wind lever position on the M4 !

At resting position 🙃

 

Ffs, man.......you've not synchronised the frame counters!  

 


 

 
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