IDS Works released a new and improved version of their Leica M11 camera grip

IDS Works (Initial Design Studio) released a new and improved version of their Leica M11 camera grip (see previous version here):

The new grip is available for sale only at the official IDS website (use this link). Here are some of the improvements:

  • Same design
  • 25 gram lighter
  • Still made out of aluminum but some part were replaced with other materials
  • 6 different grip pads are available:

Additional information on the new version:

As M11 have no origional bottom plate to be removed from the camera and the battery needs space (height) to be pop out. Our origional version have already minimzed the height required. We have recently upgraded in the new version by replacing a large part of the inner aluminum solid to another material while keeping the outer look the same (Anodized aluminum) to further reduce weight!

We have in the recent orders sending out this new version already. And for those whom have purchased from this website and would like to upgrade please contact me personally and I’ll give you a special discount for your upgrade.

The bottome plate plus the grip pad supporting structure is now ONLY 60 gram compare to 85 gram before. It means with our lightest grip pad at 5 gram, the total weight is only 65 gram! Also all fastening screw to the body had been upgraded (for all our models) to aluminum with the same finish for better looks (We don’t have time to update all the pictures yet…)

Modular ARCA rail design intergration allows quick loading on ARCA system: Aluminum 7075 was used in the construction of the M11 grip as a result of the new battery design for M11. 7075 maximized the strenght of the grip as when the legendary bottom plate design is discarded a much harder metal is necessary.

The design of the grip provides a very convient vertical shooting experience. The shape of the grip pad with 3D variable curves allow different variation in holding the camera horizontally and vertically at eye level, waist level as well as at really low angle. Combining your experience in zone focusing as well as distant judging skills, It allows you to get your orientation right and having more chances of getting that shot of the moment.

There are two base colors (Silver and black) to match with the camera body and 6 different grip pad selections for your preference.

During our development, we perfected our anodizing process to achieve this matte finish by carefully selecting materials, controlling temperatures, and using specific chemical mix in production. The result is a finish that resembles the iconic look of a modern Leica M camera finish. Our anodizing factory charge us by sets, unlike other that charges on total kilogram of products to be anodized.

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