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CameraQuest Film Rewind Lever V2 $125
for Leica M2/M3 Rangefinders
Made in USA
"+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. 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."
Alex Hime Photo Copyright Alex Hime 2012, All Rights Reserved
I never liked using the film rewind knob on the Leica M2/M3 - and that did not change at all with the new current MP. I always found the rewind knob uncomfortable, slow and cumbersome. My new V3 film rewind makes rewinding the film a much faster and comfortable experience.
The new rewind is VERY STRONG -- machined from a single piece of brass alloy. There are only 4 parts: the body, the rewind knob, the rewind knob screw, and the retaining screw which is teflon tipped to protect your rewind knob. A hex wrench is provided to lock down the rewind to the camera's rewind knob. V2 is for M3/M2 only. V3 is for the modern MP. The chrome plating is a warmish Nickel chrome. Due to modern EPA standards virtually no shop plates the old style bright chrome of the past. Made in USA!
I hated using the rewind film knob on my first Leica, an M3. As a result, M2/M3 film rewind levers became a hobby and specialty product for me. I can honestly say these new rewinds are the best I have ever seen. Really!
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