Analog Awesomeness. The CameraQuest Film Rewind Lever V4  

Analog Awesomeness. The CameraQuest Film Rewind Lever V4  

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Check out what Stephen Gandy at CameraQuest has to offer all of you Analog Leica MP. M3 and M2 shooters. A very cool rewind lever that not only looks awesome, but is functional and makes you film experience that much better. Adding a rewind lever makes rewinding so much quicker.

From CameraQuest…

CameraQuest Film Rewind Lever V4  

for Leica MP M3 M2 Rangefinders

Made in USA — Silver Chrome or BLACK Chrome

rewinds will ship the week of 6/5/17

 After 3 years the world’s best Leica MP M3 M2 M2 Film Rewind Lever is Back!

New version will fit MOST (but not all) Leica MP’s

The problem, strangely enough, is that there can be considerable variation with Leica MP top plates!

Some MP’s definitely have MORE space between the top plate and the rewind knob than others!

From Stephen Gandy’s Website:

I always hated the film rewind knob on my first Leica, an M3.   The knob rewind just made rewinding film way too slow and cumbersome! There have been many attempts over the years to make a good M2/M3/MP rewind film levers. I have a collection of them.

Seriously, this is the best I’ve ever seen. It will greatly speed up your overall shooting and make film rewinding a quick and easy task!

The new rewind lever is designed not only to be compatible with the M2 & M3, but with most Leica film MP’s as well! The lever is very strong and rugged, machined out of a single piece of brass alloy, then silver or black chromed. Be VERY careful mounting the rewind lever. Oddly enough there are considerable variations in how close the film rewind knob fits to top plate, especially on the MP bodies.

To install, just drop the rewind lever over the rewind knob (in down position), then tighten down Teflon tipped screw onto the rewind knob. DO NOT force it!  If the fit is too tight, you could scratch the top plate of your camera. We estimate the rewind lever will fit 95% plus of the M film bodies,

IF the rewind does not fit YOUR MP, you can have your local repair tech adjust the rewind position so the rewind lever can fit.

This is a CameraQuest Made In The USA product.


The World’s Best? Am I kidding?

Really,  No kidding!

Product Page is HERE


  1. The easiest way arround is to go for an M4, M4P, M6 or M7 rather than for any post 2000s M-A or (film) MP. They are facricated collectibles, anyway. Heck, 20 years ago I paid $100 for a fogged M3 and $200 for a M2 in working condition.

  2. Steve,
    I thought about getting one of these in the past, but never followed-through. Now I have both an MP and an M-A. Do you happen to know, will this also fit an M-A?
    Thanks again,

  3. My thought is the height of the knob catching on stuff going into or out of the bag. A flip lever with a slightly rounded top when flipped down and using the rewinds screw already there with the camera to keep it in place would of been a cleaner idea. Making sure the chrome matches the Leica. Interesting idea.

  4. This is a great idea.
    Someone, in mists of time, made this type of thing before but that’s no help today.
    Now I can consider using my long dormant M2R. But wait. There’s no card slot! Hmmmm.

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