Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
From: "Lee, Ken" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 09:45:57 -0400


I received my first Rapidwinder last night. While I haven't actually used
the camera with film in it I shot a couple of hundred pictures of nothing
last night to get a feel for the combination. My "classic" M6 sure fits my
big hands better and as a left eyed person it is wonderful not to have to
remove the camera from my eye to advance the film.  I haven't even begun to
explore the wongers of the central tripod mount yet :-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent:	Wednesday, July 07, 1999 9:17 AM
> To:
> Subject:	Re:  [Leica] M5 in hand-held shooting
> While I have never even *seen* an M5, I would advise anyone who wants abit
> more 'heft & size' on their M camera look into a Tom A Rapidwinder! It
> adds
> a little more to the bottom of the camera (for you "big Hands people") and
> the increased weight (not alot, just enough) allows a little more
> oommphff!
> (can't think of the word I want!- something about a body always returning
> to rest....)
> I have one on my M6 and shoot down to 1/15th if I haven't had
> coffee/tea/Pepsi!!!!
> Bob Keene
> "Everybody's Pal"