Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Rapidwinder Report
From: Thomas Kachadurian <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 20:50:27 -0500


Under the battery pack, if you remove it, there is a tripod socket, and the
winders came with a funky cord that allowed you to connect the battery to
the motor while the battery was unscrewed. It was never clear to me where
you were to put the battery, however.


At 07:24 PM 1/24/98, you wrote:
>At 06:58 24/01/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>  Does your M4-2 winder come with a tripod socket?  If not, how do you
>>attach it to a tripod?
>Well that is interesting- I haven't tried it yet, and now that I look, I
>can see that I can't. It is probably just as well that I haven't tried to
>mount the M4-2 winder on a tripod because it hasn't got a tripod socket. I
>must have assumed it did have but never actually looked! I hereby award the
>M4-2 winder designer the Wooden Block of Achievement in Ergonomics. This
>means that even for my one projected application it won't work. I suppose
>some device could be cobbled together to grip it, or a tripod socket or
>quick-release plate stuck on the base, but these are not elegant solutions.
>Maybe I should sell it and put the cash towards my second Rapidwinder. 
>Joe Berenbaum