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Anyone use cheaper "Thumbs Up" alternatives?
Old 04-11-2019   #1
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Anyone use cheaper "Thumbs Up" alternatives?

I just bought an M9 and am thinking about getting a Thumbs Up accessory, but I don't want to spend a lot on something I may never use. Has anyone tried the cheaper ones for sale on Ebay or Amazon? Do you find it necessary?

Any opinions are appreciated.
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I first had the thumbsup then sold it and use the thumbie instead. I did not like the way the thumbsup removed access to the hot shoe. Or the size of it.
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That's an issue for me too (the hot shoe), but I found a $6 one on Ebay that I'll try (but I'm sure I'll wind up not using it).
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the thumbie leica m9 is sold on ebay. ships from England (I think)
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I add MO based on ANY operant granted.

Any thumbs up or whatever it is called is useless waste of money.
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I add MO based on ANY operant granted.

Any thumbs up or whatever it is called is useless waste of money.
Maybe for you!

I find it allows me to hold the camera much steadier at lower
shutter speeds and improves the handling of the camera.
What I dont like is if u carry the camera w a neck strap the thumbie and thumbsup can jab u.
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I just bought an M9 and am thinking about getting a Thumbs Up accessory, but I don't want to spend a lot on something I may never use. Has anyone tried the cheaper ones for sale on Ebay or Amazon? Do you find it necessary?

Any opinions are appreciated.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Thumb...cAAOSwo0JWGNYh

I used it with X100, works fine.
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I have used a number of them variously branded, designed for different cameras and like them. They do help stabilize the camera and particularly with some bodies improve "purchase" and ability to hold them. I have a "no name" one on my M8 now. I would not pay the $100+ demanded for the original one which seems vastly excessive for such a simple piece of equipment though some are willing. Just make sure yours is compatible with the M8/M9 as the accessory shoe for them does require a slightly different shape to the thumbie's mounting point for perfect mounting and you don't want the handle too long or too short for the M body either.
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It doesn't get any cheaper than using those little plastic stick on feet things that every hardware store sells. They come in a round 5/16" and a round " version. The ' is flat the other isn't. I use a little alky to clean the surface and they stick for quite some time. No stress on the hot shoe either.
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I 3D printed one for my old M9




I can send you the .STL if you would like to print one yourself.
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I 3D printed one for my old M9




I can send you the .STL if you would like to print one yourself.
Excellent work.
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It doesn't get any cheaper than using those little plastic stick on feet things that every hardware store sells. They come in a round 5/16" and a round " version. The ' is flat the other isn't. I use a little alky to clean the surface and they stick for quite some time. No stress on the hot shoe either.
Can you elaborate please? Which part are you talking about? Sounds intriguing.

Huss, I saw one of those for sale on shape works.com, but for almost $50 it doesn't seem worth it. (And I don't have access to a 3D printer.)
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