Thumbs Up EP-1S
Available in Black, Silver, Steel Grey and M-E Grey
Now in our 6th year of production of Thumbs Up, match has returned to the fundamentals with the introduction of Thumbs Up EP-1S. Simple, compact, and effective, Thumbs Up EP-1S embodies all the features of the original Thumbs Up model 1 design but with the addition of the EP ("ergonomic profile") thumb rest. In 2012 the Silicone Rubber insert has been added and now spans the entire width of the Thumbs Up. This serves to dampen vibration, provide a more stable contact with the camera body and better protect the Leica camera body.
The EP-1S thumb rest incorporates the well proven 22 degree beveled EP grip. This profile provides the most efficient shape to hold the camera more securely and more comfortably. The special EP profile substantially reduces grip pressure and therefore camera shake.
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).
Above: Marek Łańcucki of Poland sent this fine image of his Monochrom and Leica M9P with
Thumbs Up EP-1S
The cameras are superimposed on his countryman's remarkable work 'KEIKO', copyrighted image by (talented Polish photgrapher) Tomasz Gudzowaty. Thank you Marek
Above: Thumbs Up EP-1S M-E Grey and Black Beep
Above: Thumbs Up EP-1S in Steel Grey
Above: Thumbs Up EP-1S in Black.
All logos are now embedded in the Silicone Rubber Insert.
This design leaves visible surfaces clear and descrete
Above: Douglas Nelson's M9 with Thumbs Up EP-1S and Fish Boop.
See Nelson's work here: The Nelson Touch
Fit and Finish
Amazing attention to design detail and fabrication; a good match for your Leica M
The remarkably stable Thumbs Up EP-1S
Thumbs Up EP-1S is compact and discrete and will quickly become a natural part of your Leica.
Thumbs Up EP-1S Steel Grey
Thumbs Up EP-1S Steel grey and Fish Boop
Above: Denis Santos' M9 with silver Thumbs Up EP-1S and Red Bug 2012
Below: Images of our Thumbs Up EP-1 2011
CAD Rendering of the Thumbs Up EP-1 from 2010
Above: a CAD rendering of our original EP-1 from 2010
Above: Christian Dowling's M9-P with Silver Thumbs Up EP-1 and Black Bip 2011
Above: Marek Łańcucki's steel grey M9 with a TU-EP-1 2011