Right thumb
Old 04-08-2007   #1
Donald Mann
Registered User
Donald Mann is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lanark, ON, Canada
Posts: 50
Right thumb

I recently bought an M8. After using an RD1 for several years, I am wondering what to do with my right thumb to keep it in shape? Some people have suggested buying a BlackBerry.
Leica M8; Leica M4; Epson RD-1
Summicron f2 35mm and 50mm DR; Leica WATE; Voigtlander 12mm
Leica V-Lux1; Leica D-Lux

Last edited by Donald Mann : 04-08-2007 at 06:36.
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-2007   #2
Registered User
usccharles is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 331
no use for your thumb anymore. throw it away.
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-2007   #3
Posts: n/a
Having used the cocking lever to hold the camera in my hand when not in use for years, I was happy to find out the R-D1 still had a cocking lever. Holding a camera without one (like my Eos 300D or any P&S) simply doesn't invite me carrying it ready-to-shoot in my hand.

So, don't throw away your thumb. Throw away that M8. Throw it my way, if you will.
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-2007   #4
Gilles L.
Registered User
Gilles L. is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 36
The blackberry is good solution; you know they also call it crackberry because you get addicted. I have a new addiction with the M8... we are going to have to find a name for this too...
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-2007   #5
Registered User
KEH's Avatar
KEH is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 657
I used an RD1 as well, and found the M8 a little slippery to hold. Soon got the grip for the M8, which, because of the way your fingers grasp it, gives you some use for an opposable thumb.

My Gallery
My other galleries
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-2007   #6
Sailor Ted
Registered User
Sailor Ted is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 55
Posts: 827
Don't be a "snob," call Leica Goodies and buy one : )
My Flickr Gallery:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

"So in summation we will finally have the camera everyone has been secretly longing for. Now if the camera takes a truly great shot there will be no debate- it was the iEye that gets all the credit and of course when an image is not to our liking its the iEyes fault. Yes with the iEye only you can determine its creative genius."
  Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-2007   #7
Registered User
galavanter's Avatar
galavanter is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 142
Well you could start by taking your thumb out... oh nevermind. Just kidding!

Originally Posted by Donald Mann
... I am wondering what to do with my right thumb to keep it in shape? Some people have suggested ...

Last edited by galavanter : 04-08-2007 at 15:30.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oly 35sp: low light thumb rule ruben Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 08-13-2007 10:01
New kid on the block! Dave Wilkinson FSU Former Soviet Union RF 24 03-14-2007 21:55
Let's collect rules of thumb Woody Campbell Leica M9 / ME 9 10-24-2006 15:30
The M8 MP Guy RFF News 287 09-17-2006 00:48
that annoying little thumb thing crayonstickguy Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 24 06-11-2005 05:32

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 17:34.

vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.