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Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com It is almost never that an inventor improves on a Leica product so that it is better than the original Leica product. Tom holds that distinction with his RapidWinder for Leica M rangefinders -- a bottom mounting baseplate trigger advance. In addition Tom manufacturers other Leica accessories such as his very popular Soft Release and MiniSoftRelease shutter releases. Tom is well known as one of the true Leica rangefinder experts, even by Leica. IMPORTANT READ THIS: CWE Forum hosts have moderation powers within their forum. Please observe copyright laws by not copying and posting their material elsewhere without permission.

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Old 10-23-2018   #481
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Wow, beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady Erik.
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Old 10-23-2018   #482
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The original MP came with the M3 finder (50/90/135) but many were converted to M2 (35/50/90). The original finder was a standard M3 (0.91) and the M2 the 0,78. Leica would do the conversion at the time. The MP was just another version of the M3/M2 at the time - aimed at the pro market. The Leicavit MP was an added bonus - and it does help for fast shooting.
Was this just a typo on Tom A's part, or is the viewfinder on the M2 really 0.78? I thought the standard viewfinder on all Leicas after the M3 was 0.72.

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Old 10-23-2018   #483
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Wow, beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady Erik.
Thank you, Pan, she was an English tourist in the tramway in Amsterdam ... with enormous eyes.

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I just started using my M2 for the first time in months. Sending the m6 to get the film counter fixed and MP finder installed. The M2 is just hands down the best camera I’ve ever used. So smooth and perfect ergos. I think it’ll be my summer camera now.
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Was this just a typo on Tom A's part, or is the viewfinder on the M2 really 0.78? I thought the standard viewfinder on all Leicas after the M3 was 0.72.

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