Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/08[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I have always had, and do have, winders basically permanently mounted to my R cameras. Starting with two R3's in 1976, then R4sP's, R6's, and now two R7's. I have never used the button on the winder to photograph a sequence. About 99.9% of the time my R cameras are on a tripod. The winder allows me to manipulate MLU, bracketing, etc. without having to also wind the film. Sometimes my set-up is in a real awkward position and winding the film by hand would indeed be difficult, even to the point of disrupting the set-up. I think winders are mana from heaven. They enhance the creative part of photography by taking over a mundane necessity that can disrupt the flow of the process. This is but one of the reasons that I don't own an R8. Jim At 01:24 PM 5/8/98 -0400, you wrote: >Auto winders do turn some photographers into button pushers, but I suspect >that's what those photographers were prior to autowinders - or what we used >to call motor drives. For other photographers they are both a convenience >and a device that can enable the photographer to produce a sequence he or >she could otherwise never produce.