Leica Multifunctional Handgrip M

Leica Multifunctional Handgrip M

Leica Multifunctional Handgrip M

B&H # LEMFHGM MFR # 14495
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Product Highlights

  • Secure and Stable Right Hand Grip
  • Stability When Using Large lenses
  • Secure One-Handed Shooting
  • Built-In SCA Flash Terminal
  • Contains GPS Module for Geotagging
  • Offers Power Socket and USB Port
  • Offers DIN/ISO-X Sync Socket for Flash
  • Fits the Leica M Digital Rangefinder
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The Multifunctional Handgrip M from Leica attaches to the base plate of the Leica M Digital Rangefinder and provides a secure and stable grip for one-handed shooting or when shooting with larger lenses, but it also offers a range of integrated camera functions. For example, this handgrip provides a dedicated SCA flash terminal for attaching a flash if the camera's hot shoe is occupied with a viewfinder or other accessory. The grip's hot shoe can communicate with the camera just as the camera's own hot shoe. In addition, the hand grip contains a socket for an external power supply, a DIN/ISO-X sync socket for studio flash systems and an integrated USB port to connect directly to a computer for full remote control (with the Leica Image Shuttle software) and direct image transfer.

The Multifunctional Handgrip M also houses a GPS module which allows photos to be geotagged with location information in their EXIF data. An optional power pack is also available for this hand grip and it can be used in conjunction with the optional Finger Loop for the Hand Grip M for greater stability.

As mentioned, the Multifunctional Handgrip M for the M Digital Rangefinder offers a comfortable grip for the right hand and to that, it screws in securely with a large knob and is designed with textured anti-slip rubber gripping that matches the handsome look of the M.

Ergonomic control and stability when shooting one-handed or with heavier lenses
Includes a dedicated SCA terminal for attaching a flash or other accessory
Contains a GPS Module for geotagging images with location information
Offers a power socket, a DIN/ISO-X socket for studio flash systems and a USB port for connection to your computer
Can hold an optional power pack and works in conjunction with the Finger Loop for Hand Grip M
Textured no-slip rubber gripping
UPC: 799429144951
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Leica Multifunctional Handgrip M
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Leica 14495 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 4.1 x 2.4"

    Leica 14495 reviews

    Multifunctional Handgrip M is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good handgrip Just spent a day street shooting with my M 240 with this new handgrip. On the plus side, the GPS function works well and I like the USB and other connections on the back. The GPS takes a bit of time to find itself and start reporting its position to the camera, so you have to allow time, otherwise you will have the previously detected position added to the next picture(s). You have to view the info screen to see if the GPS signal is current. On the negative side, the handle is beveled where your fingers rest on the front of the handgrip. This is a step backward from the handgrip made for the M8/9 which had a rounded grip, resulting in a less secure grip. The added thickness and weight is another minor negative.
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ergonomics and connectors. Very poor GPS This multifunctional hand grip has great ergonomic design. You can hold the camera securely. I own a Leica M M-P 240. I ordered this hand grip for two main reasons: the USB mini port (I did not like the idea of removing the memory card every so often) and the GPS. The USB mini port works great and fast. The GPS is totally unreliable as it turns on randomly. It takes very long to locate the satellites and often times it does not detect them at all. The GPS definitely needs a major improvement to be up to the Leica standards.
    Date published: 2016-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sure grip, image capture capability The grip is great, and returns the image capture capability to the Leica M series - which was via a built in mini USB port on previous M series cameras. Also it is nice to be able to remove the bottom plate without having to remove the tripod plate - just unscrew the multifunction grip and remove, leaving anything attached to it in place. The GPS does take a while to link, and if you are moving around a lot, it can tag photos with previous locations if you don't let it establish a new GPS link.
    Date published: 2014-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great complement to the M Type 240 This accessory makes holding the M Type 240 easier, especially with longer or heavier lenses. The GPS is a welcome addition both for the coordinates that get embedded in the EXIF and for setting the M's clock. It attaches easily to the camera and makes getting to the battery and SD card simple. The grip is pricey (overpriced?), as all Leica accessories are. The GPS is slow, even compared to the GPS on the Leica S, and requires several minutes to lock. Overall, this extends the usability of the M.
    Date published: 2014-02-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not perfect For a firm hand hold the shape is not quite secure enough without either the finger grip or a wrist strap. The GPS acquisition is slow (several minutes). Also, in Cuba it deactivated itself automatically (should be user deactivated!) and I had difficulty re-activating the GPS once I returned to the US - it thought I was still in Cuba. This will happen in China, also. Poor software design. The base is too thick, it adds quite a bit of bulk to the M.
    Date published: 2015-09-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from GPS works well I am retired from the photography business and traveling a lot and bought this primarily for the GPS aspect. I tried it at several locations at a nearby park and around town. You can tell when it is locked on by looking at the GPS symbol in the info screen. After the initial lock on at the park, it locked on within a minute at a new location. The accuracy using Lightroom was right on. One shot was from my car in town and it located me right in the parking spot I was using. Per the instructions I was careful not to block the top of the GPS handle when locating. You use the M 240 manual for instructions and they incorrectly state that the satellite symbol of status is only available in the picture data display. It is also in the info data display. GPS data in picture screen does not show lat / long info so is one reason the four stars instead of 5, for what this cost it should do as well as the nikon dslr GPS I used to have. I did an indoor test on the bottom floor of my two story house. When I tried it right after getting it, the LR map showed the location in my backyard. When I tried it the next day after the trip mentioned above, it correctly showed me in the house living room area. Grip itself is nicely sized and very useful.
    Date published: 2014-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised me... This review is for ergonomics only, not for the electronic performance of the grip as I have nothing to compare it to. I owned the Really Right Stuff BM240 Set while waiting for Leica to release this grip. I figured I would see which one I liked better. I had read reviews of the Leica grip that it was nice, and some reviews that it felt cheap. Those of you who know RRS products are definitely solid, so the latecomer Leica grip had a high standard to live up to. Well I can say that the Leica grip surprised me and I've sold the BM240. Why you ask? Well the Leica has a nice solid feel and adds the grip without being bulky. I found the RRS to be too bulky for my taste but it might fare well for those with larger hands. Otherwise I kept the Leica grip for a few other reasons also: ability to add the loop grip, lighter weight, more slender profile overall. The RRS model with grip and L really topped the weight on the M240 too far for me. Using a 35mm 1.4 was too heavy of a combo where as with the Leica grip I'll be using it with even my longer lenses. Of course there is a huge price difference between the BM240 and Leica version, but if price isn't a concern, I'd recommend the Leica grip. Of course you'll still need a mounting plate for tripod use but for everyday grip use, the Leica is it for me. I will be adding a bottom/L Plate only as needed for tripod use.
    Date published: 2014-01-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from handy Leica-M GPS accessory The traveling Leica-M photographer who wants to know where an image was captured needs this product. Like similar GPS devices, it may take a full minute to obtain GPS coordinates, or longer if it doesn't have full view of sky. While it's nice that it's embedded in a handgrip, the latter is small for most adult hands. (I haven't used the flash-connector also embedded.) Like all items with 'Leica' label, this product is overpriced, yet is a unique item at this writing.
    Date published: 2015-01-18
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