Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Reviews on NEW Winder for M6, and Tom's Winder
From: John Straus <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 15:55:34 -0600

on 12/18/01 3:14 PM, Dr. Elliot Puritz at wrote:

> FWIW, I like the Leica winder very much.  Easy to use and hold, and I happen
> to like the slightly extra "heft" that the winder adds. Having said
> all that I have, still interested in at least trying Tom's winder and grip
> as well on another body.  Sort of like the idea of the silent winder, and
> not being dependent upon batteries.  Wish I could try Tom's winder before
> buying it though. What happens if one arrives, I try it, and don't think the
> winder works for me?

I'd like to try out the RapidW myself. I can see shooting with it until I
turn the camera vertically. Then I have no idea how I'd use it. Or maybe
then I'd just default back to the normal advance lever. Which would still be
a little jerky for me as I move the camera as I wind. I also wish the handle
he sells was attached to the winder so it sit flush but it's not to big a
deal. But regardless of which one you choose they BOTH cost a small
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