Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica M GRIP / Tom's winder
From: (Ted Grant)
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 21:48:44 -0800

Arturo wrote:

>Are you serious (you've got to be over-the-top in love with your M's)?  I
>thought simply having a fresh frame to expose is what matters.  I'm sure
>single-frame-advance setting on you G3 and controlling the interval with your
>trigger finger would accomplish the same thing.  Then again, I've never seen a
>rapidwinder and remain skeptical of such space-aged devices! : )

Arturo mon ami,

You must have a Rapidwinder if you are working with an M, you'll find
yourself shooting more astutely, yet quickly as the images change before

If you happen to be a "left eyed" photographer this Rapidwinder is a "Must
have" piece of equipment. If you're not left eyed, then it's a solid option
to right thumb flicking. I use them on my M6's and wouldn't think of using
the cameras without it mounted.

When I received them from Tom they went on and have been there ever since,
they give the camera a better feel in the hand without throwing off the
balance. If you can get one, I'd get it for nothing else but to try it, if
you don't like it I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it. Or I bet Tom
would take it back in the blink of an eye as he sells them all over the
world! And there are always  waiting buyers.

Just how I feel about what it did for me after these many years of poking
my right eye out! :)

Ted Grant
This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.