New: IDS foldable thumb grips (thumb rest) for Leica M10 + M11 cameras

IDS Works (Initial Design Studio) announced new foldable thumb grips (thumb rest) for Leica M10 + M11 cameras. Additional information and pictures:

First, it comes the famous “Thumb Up” brand for Leica. It was a brilliant idea for digital Leica M users as digital M does not have a film advance lever on which you can rest your thumb. Then Leica makes a similar thing under their own brand name.

It is a great product if you just don’t like a proper hand grip but there is one shortcoming for this product which is why we are introducing our foldable thumb grip. When a thump grip is installed the protruded part always bangs on my stomach. Our thumb grip is foldable with a well-tuned tension when flipping it out or folding it back leaving a flat edge to solve this problem.

These hand-made thumb grips are made out of Stainless steel (silver version) and brass with an aging process (black version) respectively.

Silver versions are the natural color of the material and color will not change in time. Brass versions are processed with an aging agent after prolonged use you will see the original brass color on the area where you rub them. It will however turn darker again if you let it sit in open air. This is the nature of the brass material.

Note: These products are handmade and made to order. A few days is needed after the order has been placed.


  • Stainless Steel (Silver): 36g
  • Brass (Black): 32g

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