+1 for the CameraQuest M3/M2 Rewind Lever
Old 02-15-2012   #1
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+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.


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Old 02-18-2012   #2
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That's nice, but there's no price listed on the web page. How much did you pay for it?
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Old 02-18-2012   #3
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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


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Old 02-18-2012   #4
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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.
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Old 02-18-2012   #5
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If it is only $35, I should take one.
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.

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Old 02-18-2012   #6
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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
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Old 02-18-2012   #7
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Steven promised some experimental black paint on brass ones, but I still have to see them.

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Old 02-18-2012   #8
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Pardon my brain fart. I paid $99, plus shipping.
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Old 02-26-2012   #9
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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
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Old 02-26-2012   #10
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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....

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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
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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
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Old 02-26-2012   #13
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They're also offered in black chrome and brass, but painting one might be a good way to give the look you prefer.
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im interested but is there any chance of getting crank-rash on your M from these ?
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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?
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Old 06-17-2012   #16
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I haven't had any such issue, but there can be differences in the distance between the rewind knob and the top plate.
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Rewind on M6 a bit average
Old 01-26-2013   #17
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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??
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Old 08-11-2013   #18
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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/

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Old 09-03-2013   #19
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Price went up $26?

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

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

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Old 09-03-2013   #20
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Price went up $26?
yep.
these may be the last I make.

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yep.
these may be the last I make.

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Old 11-25-2013   #22
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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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Any chance of a new batch arriving soon?
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Yeah I would have bought one of these in the past but I can never seem to find one. I have the Leica one on my MP but the knob is so tiny it actually hurts my fingers a bit to rewind. My top plate was already noticeably scratched from the rewind when I got it so I don't really care. But the taller knob of this version is very appealing.
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A next batch has been delayed,
I hope eventually to have more,
but no ETA yet.

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I'll keep tabs on it then. A black chrome one would be perfect!
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Nice! My M2 sorely requires one.
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a black paint would be enough to get me to open my wallet

maybe get a wish list going so people can get in line for these when they're produced ?
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a black paint would be enough to get me to open my wallet maybe get a wish list going so people can get in line for these when they're produced ?
I'm onboard.
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A next batch has been delayed,
I hope eventually to have more,
but no ETA yet.

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Stephen,

Thanks for the update. Is there a way for you to switch suppliers, moving up the ETA for the next batch?


Thank you!
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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.

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