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kokoshawnuff 02-15-2012 16:47

+1 for the CameraQuest M3/M2 Rewind Lever
 
I just got mine today; it's perfect and worth every penny of the already reasonable price. I've tried older versions and the current Leica version, returning or selling all of them. This one will stay.



Pirate 02-18-2012 09:39

That's nice, but there's no price listed on the web page. How much did you pay for it?

maggieo 02-18-2012 09:43

It works and looks great- I paid $99.00, direct from Stephen, for mine.


Check Out My Nifty New Rewind Lever, July 04, 2011 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


M2 and X10, January 18, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Leica M2 by Fujifilm X10, January 18, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

nikon_sam 02-18-2012 09:48

On the top of the page click on "Orders" then on that page click on "Price List"...
It's about 3/4 of the way down...$99

Erik van Straten 02-18-2012 09:52

Steven promised some experimental black paint on brass ones, but I still have to see them.

Erik.

ark8012 02-18-2012 09:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by maggieo (Post 1815505)
It works and looks great- I paid $35.00, direct from Stephen, for mine.


Check Out My Nifty New Rewind Lever, July 04, 2011 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


M2 and X10, January 18, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


Leica M2 by Fujifilm X10, January 18, 2012 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr


If it is only $35, I should take one. :D

CameraQuest 02-18-2012 10:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by ark8012 (Post 1815516)
If it is only $35, I should take one. :D

Maggie is mistaken on the price,
it was $99 plus shipping.

Take note this version is only for the M1/M2/M3 - not the modern MP.

Although due to top plate variations they will also fit
SOME of the modern MP's, but not all.

A 3rd version is in the works for the modern MP.

A few the experimental black paint rewinds were produced, and sold. it turned out not to be practical to produce them in black paint.

Stephen

maggieo 02-18-2012 10:42

Pardon my brain fart. I paid $99, plus shipping.

CameraQuest 02-19-2012 08:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by 35mmdelux (Post 1816105)
awesome Stephen. black paint and brass copies in addition to chromes would corner the market.

Black Chrome is available now, same price.


not so black paint. unfortunately black paint proved too time consuming to produce.

Thanks
Stephen

kokoshawnuff 02-26-2012 12:03

After about two weeks with my rewind levers, I can only reaffirm that these are great. The time to rewind film is at least cut in half; very useful for street shooting or events that require moments not to be missed.


My M2 and M3 with their rewind levers and mini-soft release

newsgrunt 02-26-2012 12:19

How much easier are these to use/ handle/grip vs the Leica rewind ? I found the Leica version hard to hold and wind so if these are MUCH better....

thx

kokoshawnuff 02-26-2012 12:40

There's more to grip on these than the Leica version, but because the rewind of the M3/M2/MP is vertical (perpendicular) to the camera top plate instead of at a (45?) angle (like the M4/M6/M7) they will never be as easy to rewind no matter the attachment. Ultimately it's about how you hold the camera when rewinding, but I do find these much better than the Leica version and just as well made

newsgrunt 02-26-2012 13:31

thanks kokoshawnuff !

judging by the photos, the knob does seem to be more substantial and easier to grip, something I found very difficult with the OEM version.

Might have to get some hobby paint so it'll be a closer match to my bp MP ;)

kokoshawnuff 02-26-2012 13:45

They're also offered in black chrome and brass, but painting one might be a good way to give the look you prefer.

khc1013 04-18-2012 12:50

here is the black chrome version, just got it in the mail from steph, on my new to me M2 black repaint. rewind a roll. so much faster!!!

LChanyungco 06-10-2012 03:04

im interested but is there any chance of getting crank-rash on your M from these ?

kokoshawnuff 06-17-2012 10:29

I haven't had any such issue, but there can be differences in the distance between the rewind knob and the top plate.

DavidKKHansen 01-13-2013 06:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by LChanyungco (Post 1900566)
im interested but is there any chance of getting crank-rash on your M from these ?

What's crank-rash? Is that the scratches you get on the top plate where the crank may come into contact?

David Strachan 01-26-2013 13:10

Rewind on M6 a bit average
 
My M6 rewinding has a somewhat underengineered feeling. Small tricky to hold and wind, and it has marks on the rewind crank from flipping over and being "cut" by the rewind housing, and around the full circumference of the rewind knob. The marking is evident from just 30 films and looks to get worse.

Maybe my rewind mechanism isn't set/installed properly??
cheers Dave S :)

CameraQuest 08-11-2013 09:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by kokoshawnuff (Post 1813714)
I just got mine today; it's perfect and worth every penny of the already reasonable price. I've tried older versions and the current Leica version, returning or selling all of them. This one will stay.



After about a six month absence, these are finally back in stock.

See http://shop.cameraquest.com/classic-...rent-leica-mp/

Thanks,
Stephen

mdwsta4 09-03-2013 13:28

Price went up $26?

Quote:

Originally Posted by CameraQuest (Post 2197362)
After about a six month absence, these are finally back in stock.

See http://shop.cameraquest.com/classic-...rent-leica-mp/

Thanks,
Stephen


CameraQuest 09-03-2013 13:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdwsta4 (Post 2212260)
Price went up $26?

yep.
these may be the last I make.

Stephen

DavidKKHansen 10-03-2013 01:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by CameraQuest (Post 2212261)
yep.
these may be the last I make.

Stephen

You don't make the V3's anymore?

mdwsta4 11-25-2013 16:20

So last month the price went up from $99 to $126. Now they've gone up to $149?! Are there any pics of the black version? And is it black painted brass or black chrome?

Was looking to buy one for the holidays. Although with the price now at $150, that may be pushing it.


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