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Thumbs Up CSEP-2         for the Leica X1
Available in Silver or Black
 
For an introduction to our Thumbs Up grips and suggestions as to which model will suit you, see Thumbs Up - help.
 
Thumbs Up CSEP-2  – for use with the  Leica X1
 
Thumbs Up CSEP-2 has a comfortable ergonomic profile (hence the “EP” designation). The thumb rest is angled at 22 degrees, and the special shape distributes the pressure from your thumb uniformly. This refinement allows you to hold your camera in a extremely stable manner, yet with great comfort.
 
Thumbs Up CSEP-2 fits on the Leica X1 while allowing full access to the focus/zoom control, and shutter speed dial. There is an opening on the TU-CSEP-2 that provides a clear indication from the Leica X1’s green/yellow/red LED indicator.

 

Thumbs Up CSEP-2 is also a perfect match for the Fuji X100 and – as with the Leica X1 – allows unrestricted access to all controls while making the camera more stable and easier to grip, improving your photography.

  
Thumbs Up CSEP-2 is CNC machined from solid brass billet, and the cold shoe is an integral part of the complete assembly and cannot be removed – no screws, no joints and no glue ensure strength and longevity, and guarantee that your compositions will be accurate and repeatable every time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Above: Robert Thum sent this image of his Sony RX1 and the Thumbs Up CSEP-2

 

 

 

 

 

Above: From down the land down under Spyros Palamaras sent me this image of his Fuji X Pro-1 with the Thumbs Up CSEP-2. He says the fit and function are perfect. Thank you Spyro!

 

 


 

The Leica X1 with Thumbs Up CSEP-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above:  Torsten Gauls Leica X1 with CSEP-2

 

 

Above: Gary Nylanders Leica III and CSEP-2 project..Thumbs Up CSEP-2 will be nickel plated.

 

 

 

 

Above: Gary Nylanders Leica III and CSEP-2 project..Thumbs Up CSEP-2 will be nickel plated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above 2 images:    Tim's own 3D CAD model images of a black Leica X1.  Its all a virtual world!

 


 

Below: Thumbs Up CSEP-2 on the Fuji X100, a video from my dealer AV Camera in Bangkok

 

 

 

 

 

Above: CSEP-2 Black on the Fuji X100 with Orange Bug. 3D CAD modeling with a real photo of Tim's Xiao Bai peeking out from a comfortable place.

 

 

 

 

 


Thumbs Up CSEP-2 can be locked securely into place on your camera – which prevents it from moving when using external viewfinders, ensuring consistent, repeatable framing. The locking mechanism is concealed beneath the leaf spring, and is easily and quickly operated using the small Allen hex wrench provided. This feature is the same well-proven locking mechanism used on the Thumbs Up CSEP-1 and Thumbs Up CSEP-4.

 

 
 

Thumbs Up has been positively reviewed in Viewfinder(the journal of the Leica Historical Society of America) and Leica Fotografie International. Phil Askey of dpreview.com in his Leica M9 Hands-on Preview was also very impressed with Thumbs Up. The Luminous Landscape's Michael Reichmann describes Thumbs Up as "a purchase you won't regret for a second" in An M9 in Paris – A Field Review, and as "an invaluable and essential tool" on SteveHuff Photo. Our customers have also been enthusiastic (see our feedback page and RichCutler.co.uk).