Several new aftermarket accessories for Leica cameras have reached the market. These are not cheap items, but very well made pieces of equipment, worthy to be used on Leica cameras.
The first is a right angle finder for the Leica S line of cameras available from Dale Photo and Digital (www.dalephotoanddigital.com).
The finder is made from solid metal by M. Leibfritz in Germany. The product description on Dale Photo's site sums it up well:
A new product manufactured by M. Leibfritz in Germany, the Leica S Right Angle Finder mounts to your Leica S or Leica S2 camera to provide right-angle viewing, ideal for macro photography or low-mounted camera work. This product also features a built-in 2x magnifier; flip a switch to toggle between 1x and 2x magnification.
The finder rotates 360 degrees to make for easy viewing no matter how your camera is positioned, and the 2x magnification allows for precise focus adjustment. Additionally, the finder has a built-in focusing mechanism to account for users who need diopter adjustment.
The viewfinder is made from solid metal and has a removable rubber eyecup. It attaches to the camera via the hot shoe; please be aware that with the use of this finder, hot-shoe mounted accessories such as a flash or radio trigger cannot be used.
Next is the newly released base, L-plate and grip for the Leica M camera.offered by Really Right Stuff (http://reallyrightstuff.com) as reported by Leica Rumors (http://leicarumors.com).
Remove the base of your Leica M240 and completely replace it with our elegant base that is CNC machined from T6061 aluminum. With integral dovetails, this base allows you to mount your camera directly into a Really Right Stuff quick-release clamp. Far more robust than the stock base, our replacement base delivers a better fit with tighter tolerances. And since you need to remove the base to access the battery and card on this model, we've developed a completely new attachment system that is tool-less. Just turn the built in wingnut closure to secure the base in place (base attaches to camera's integral tripod socket).
Next is the new Thumbs Up EP-10S, also for the new Leica M camera made by Match Technical (http://www.matchtechnical.com)
HRR Manufaktur (http://shop.hrr-manufaktur.de) of Germany is offering a very well made soft release that screws into the cable release socket of Leica (and other) cameras.
Finally, Luigi (http://www.leicatime.com) is offering a new line of cases for the Leica M