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I own a M2 & would like to add a Rapidwinder to it. Inorder to do this, does the camera need to be modified? If the answer is yes, what needs to be done?
I have one of Tom's M2 RWs for my M2. The M2 needs no modification. However, it has to be a straight M2. The M2 RW will not fit if you have the rapidload kit. Also you can't fit the Rapidgrip to the M2 with RW. The M2 RW is particular to the M2. The standard Classic RW will not fir the M2.
Mike, the M2 Rapidwinder fits on any standard M2's (or M1/MP/MD). The only ones that is excluded are M2R and the Army K15S version. These are the ones with M4 style tulip loading system.
If you re using the "Quick load" it works too, though the plastic "doohickey" that sits on the baseplate is dispensed with.
My stock of M2 Rapidwinders is slowly depleting and as this last batch was mainly concocted for my own use of IXMOO cassettes, once I have assembled whats available in stock - thats it!!!!!
E-mail Tuulikki in regards to availability, shipping and cost (Rapidwinder,com).
Thanks for the responces. My M2 has the rapid load kit but you say I can still use the Rapidwinder, right?
Mike, the Rapid load Kit works fine with the M2 Rapidwinder. The plastic thingy on the baseplate is not needed (and wont fit on the Rapidwinder anyway).
I've been using a black M2 Rapidwinder on my M2s with the rapidload installed with no problems at all. No modifications. Just put it on and shoot. Works brilliantly.
Can I just say that the M2 rapidwinder is a thing of great joy , I would highly recommend it particuarly if you look through the viewer with your left eye ,it is well made and fits the camera perfectly
Tom... What about M2 KS-15(4). Since it has that flowery takeup spool used in M4 and onwards, I would assume that a standard RW (for M4-2, M6, M7) would be required instead of a M2 IXMOO RW. Do you know if this assumption is valid?
(sorry for continuing this thread, thought it would be better to collate all replies, including M2 variants!)
The K15 S as the M2R requires installation of the inter mediate drive from a M42 or M4P. It can be done, but as the K15 is rather collectible, it does reduce the value of it!!! Don't know why?
I had a couple of these and had them converted to M6 drives - works fine but later on I traded them off for 'regular" M2's instead.
So you have m2 winders available Tom?
At the moment I am out of assembled M2 winders - even had to raid my own cameras a while ago. I do have stock of chrome housings and parts. Once the temperature goes up in my workshop I am back at assembling more. First to supplement my own M2's and then some for customers.
tom, is there a standard M2 rapidwinder or are all the m2 winders m2-ixmoo winders?
tom, is there a standard M2 rapidwinder or are all the m2 winders m2-ixmoo winders?.
No more standard M2 Rapidwinders around. They are all sold out and only the later IXMOO left (and not that many of that!!!). Of course, the IXMOO works fine with regular film cassettes too - so it only adds convinience to it!
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