IDS grip for Leica M9
IDS grip for Leica M9 camera features
Leica M9 series opens up the first full frame sensor for Leica M photography.
It was consider an opening of a new era back in the days. With it's CCD magic even at 2023 where much advance M series is in the lineup, there are still many can not forfeit this Kodak CCD. I was asked by many to create a grip for this product yet I was quite reluctant as it's an old model but I am now putting a small production to fulfill the needs for the M9 series users.
Currently Black / Metalic Gray / Silver version of the grip is avaliable.
This M9 grip combines with your original M9 bottom plate and form a single unit while leaving a precisely cut openings (an expending cut out design much like our Q series to provide easy access to your bottom plate lock). It also has a hidden backup SD card storage inside. On the outside rim we have intergrated the ARCA dovetail rails (38mm standard) to provide quick loading on your ARCA style tripod.
With the integration to your original M9 bottom plate it allows you to open up the battery compartment without the needs of first removing your grip.
For the M9 design of this grip we are aimming to provide a lightest option as much as possible. The bottom of the grip plate is only 4.5mm thick visually but the overall grip feels the sames as my other products for M series. In fact they share the same grip pads. No metal to metal contact exist in this design to provide the best protection to your bottome plate.
Note:The screw hole you see on the bottom is NOT for standard 1/4-20 tripod thread that usually comes with old style tripod ( (If your tripod do not support ARCA system there are adaptors you can buy an adaptor the market to quickly solve this (Look for 1/4 thread to ARCA connection plate in our product category).
There isn't enough depth for old style tripod (usually require a depth of 6-7mm of screw height), we want to minimize the height in the design plus as 80% of the time a Leica user don't use tripod, by attaching an adaptor to the old style tripod makes much more sense instead of carring extra weight on your neck. For tripod user you can use the on grip ARCA rails (38mm standard) for your ARCA style ball head. The screw hole there is M5-8 which is designed to be used along with our LENS DOWN bracket.The base of this M9 grip comes in black / Metalic Gray / Silver while there are four options for your to choose on the grip pads (Walnut, Africian black wood, Matt Black Aluminum, Matalic Gray Aluminum)
For the speical hand carved one you need to contact me first as they are not always avaliable.