Exclusive Hand Grips for Leica M&Q
A state-of-the-art creation for the legendary camera brand Leica. A new cutting-edge concept, with features never-before-seen.
Made by and for Leica M & Q photographers in sunny Andalusia, southern Spain. L’Artec hand grips look glamorous but are discreet, unobtrusive. They look simple. But they are invisibly sophisticated. Leica alike.
An Art Deco/Bauhaus inspired design, high-tech machining and, most of all, patient, passionate hand-assembling.
The L'Artec hand grip is a tribute to Leica, to its history and to those who value a tool they can trust.
A hand grip has never been so rare, so functional. And so modern. With a vintage flair.
Faithful to this philosophy, our hand grips offer:
A. More than just improved and safe camera handling.
B. Innovative interior & exterior camera body protection.
C. 20th century craftsmanship in the digital era.
L’Artec hand grips are light. But they are solid and rigid thanks to e.g. the 10 mm thick bottom plate, the tongue and groove profile of their main parts, the internal carbon fiber reinforcements and the beautifully 3D milled brass arch which grants the front & rear sections a brass-bound union.
Yes, L’Artec hand grips are very strong. We make them to last forever. Leica alike.
Wood and brass are initially CNC-machined with hundreds of MOP’s (machine operations) after which the 32 separate components are carefully and patiently hand-assembled. Finally, we proceed to the finishing touches.
A time-consuming process which will lead to one of our main goals: uniqueness.
• M10, M 10-P, M10-D
• M10 Monochrom, M10-R
• M Typ 240
• M-P Typ 240
• M-E Typ 240
• M Monochrom Typ 246
• M Typ 262
• M-D Typ 262
• Q, Q-P, Q2
• Special edition cameras based on the above mentionned camera models
• In the near future we will unveil the L’Artec hand grip for the CL-system
The making of L’Artec hand grips
Wood: we select our pieces of wood according to severe criteria: presence of knots no matter how small, colour variation, grain orientation and pattern, pores, general appearance, smoothness, etc. We discard about 40% of the wood we receive!
Brass, stainless steel and carbon fiber: are chosen following international DIN Standards and are provided to L’Artec by renowned companies.
Machining: we designed and built our own CNC machines for our purpose, improving many technical aspects in order to reach the precision we demand for our hand grips.