Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Rapidwinder vs. M Winder
From: thomas boehm <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:05:14 -0700 (PDT)

- --arturo ( wrote:
>Can you hold an M6 (with
> Rapidwinder) in your right hand, shoot and wind with the same right
hand?  Without removing viewfinder from your eye?

hello arturo,

you need your left hand too - with the TA-rapidwinder, you hold and
operate your camera as usual - the little difference: while your
camera rests on the left hands ball of thumb and the indication finger
may operate focusing, your middlefingers (left hand) not only give an
additional support but also operate the RW-winding-lever on the bottom
of the camera/rapidwinder. while your right hands thumb (without RW in
duty for winding) enjoys vacation... (anyway: you can wind at all the
time also with the cameras lever)

this works fine, without moving the camera from the eye. there is a
little movement of the camera while winding compared to a motor winder
- - after some practice no problem in the daily use IMHO.

i enjoy the use of the rapidwinder (as many others) - because its very
small, does'nt need batteries and is silent. a clever item. i wouldnt
change it for any motorwinder.

regards, thomas

thomas böhm
brennbichl 22
a-6460 imst, tirol, austria

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