Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Tripods and RRS plates - grip
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 21:55:40 -0700

I use the off brand grip. I've been trying to figure how to put two grooves
in the base of the grip to use on my Arca Swiss.

I once forgot I was using the arca, with no tripod screw, and wanted to put
the M6 on the tripod. I just put it in and clamped it shut on the M grip
base - mind you, I only took horizontals.

I'm no machinist - any ideas if this would be easy to do?

Tim A

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of phong (Doan
huu Phong)
Sent: December 1, 1998 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Tripods and RRS plates

I've been begging Tom to add two grooves on the Rapidwinder
to accomodate Arca Swiss QR.  But so far, the man said no :-(

Softies with a cable release hole sounds like a great idea.

- - Phong

- -----Original Message-----
From: Jim Brick <>
>I have RRS plates on everything that will take an RRS plate. I cut one in
>half and mounted it on my M6/Abrahamsson winder. It is neither in my way,
>nor in the winder lever's way. And it's centered. This is VERY convenient.
>I really don't even know it is there. It is totally unobtrusive. But when I
>want the camera on a tripod, it just snaps on! Quick as a wink.
>Now all I need is an Abrahamsson Soft Release with a cable release hole
>through the center. Then I'd be in "fat city!"