Thumb rest with hot shoe on top
Old 02-09-2019   #1
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Thumb rest with hot shoe on top

I use a Thumbs Up hot shoe mounted thumb rest on my M262. I would like to eventually get a 21mm wide angle and appropriate auxiliary viewfinder. I'm so lazy I would not want to remove the thumb rest to attach the viewfinder. Is there a thumb rest made with another hot shoe on top?

Or have one of you creative types discovered another solution?
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When using an external view finder, you could use a grip on the M262 but it not a cheap solution. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._Handgrip.html
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Old 02-09-2019   #3
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Yes, Match Technical makes a model with a cold shoe on top.

Match Technical CSEP-10S

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...5&d=1548535806

Crazy expensive new. One is currently on ebay for $2.25.

What is really nice about them is the cold shoe has adjustable tension. My Voigtlander finders are very loose on the M240 itself but with the adjustment fit very securely in the cold shoe.

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I've got a a thumbs up like the CSEP-10S that Shawn refers to above. I don't like it as well as my old thumbs up w/o the cold shoe, but it's the only way to use my external finders on my Leica M, and still have the thumb grip that I like. My old thumbs up is from about ten years ago, and it just fits snugger (is that a word) in the hot shoe of my Leica digital than the new one does, so it gives me a firmer grip.

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Thanks everybody. Just what I was looking for.
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