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View Poll Results: Would you buy a Soft Release with the RFF logo?
Yes, I'd like one. 33 30.56%
Yes, I'd want two. 28 25.93%
Yes, I'd want more than 2. 15 13.89%
Yes, if I could get the Mini. 18 16.67%
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Old 05-28-2007   #1
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Soft Release with RFF logo?

Folks,
Just visited one of our sponsors (http://www.rapidwinder.com/) and noticed this info in their upcoming projects page:
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Classic (15mm) Softrelease with RFf - Rangefinderforum.com logo - final design to be decided - Our laser-guy works in batches of 100 so if we can get interest from at least 100 RFf-members we' ll consider going ahead. A chrome engraving on red Softie will look the best. The final price to be decided based on design etc.
I am very happy to see this. And I have publicly and privately expressed my desire to have a few.
So, I thought I would put up a poll about them to show Tom and Tuulikki that there is sufficient interest. And I also noted that the Mini SR is absent from the mention on their web site. I put a choice for those in the hope that if there is enough interest, they would offer RFF Minis as well.
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1) I am not affiliated with rapidwinder.com or One-Off Industrial Designs in any way beyond being a happy user of their product.
2) This poll is just me hoping to show that there is enough interest to get this to happen.
3) I put a ten day time frame on this.
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Old 05-28-2007   #2
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my Leica and ZI both sport softies from Tom A.. I'd definitely like to 'upgrade' them to a RFF version.. but only if they have the dome top
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Old 05-28-2007   #3
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I want one... but I don't know if I'd really use it, if I'd like using it. The button/dome-type would wind me up though. I like running my finger on the corner of a shutter.
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I'd try a couple. Been thinking about a soft release so why not go for an RFF one. Any idea on unit price?
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Probably a bit more than the standard prices. How much I don't know.
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A hat, shirt, lens cap or neckstrap with the RFF logo would be far more visible.

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I don't think the intent is advertising, more like showing your support to the board. With that said, I wouldn't mind getting one if I were to add another RF to the stable.
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Old 05-28-2007   #8
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I bought a red and a black normal softie for my M5 and used them later on my M4P and got the mini softie for a Bessa R but that ended up on my FM2.
All four of those cameras are gone now but I kept the original (red) softie for possible future use.

The RFF softie would be nice, but I'd REALLY love Tom to make a softie option for the LTM Barnacks!
(I have been considering saving up the $500 for a Rapidwinder for my IIIf.)
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Old 05-28-2007   #9
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we already have rff hats, very nice ones.

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Old 05-28-2007   #10
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we already have rff hats, very nice ones.

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Hats rarely suit my weird head. Only two types sit properly;

Bowler hats are too 'weird' and beanies are too stuffy in this weather, especially with my near-shoulderblade length hair!


Maybe an RFF wristband or hairbands ?
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I don't think the intent is advertising, more like showing your support to the board. With that said, I wouldn't mind getting one if I were to add another RF to the stable.
Then why the logo? Just buy stuff from RFF advertisers to "show support".

I'd buy a tennis/polo/golf shirt with small RFF logo embroidered on...

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Then why the logo?
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Because I want three or so for my self, a subtle reminder of one of the few on-line places that I find useful for this hobby of mine.
And I can't buy 100 of 'em so if I can get 97 other folks interested, my selfish goal becomes easier to accomplish.
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Old 05-28-2007   #13
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Old 05-28-2007   #14
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Sure , why not. Put me down for three. But, I also think there
should be more color choice.
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Old 05-28-2007   #15
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Sounds like a winner to me..
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Old 05-28-2007   #16
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I'll buy one in any color, but I prefer the mini soft release, but whatever is available. PM me with instructions.
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Old 05-28-2007   #17
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Just checking my gear to see which ones would benefit from a soft-release...
I could use a few...but not all of them would go on RF's...sorry!!!
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Tom's softies and mini softies are great, but I still have a handful from the RFF bulk purchase last year, so I think I will pass.
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we already have rff hats, very nice ones.

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Where to order the hats?
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i assume that they were part of the deal when jorge sold the site to stephen so i would ask stephen.

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Old 05-29-2007   #22
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I don't need one, I won't buy one, sorry. Of course, not because of the RFF logo, but because I don't need a soft release and I don't see the utility of such an accessory. RF cameras (especally Leica M) are beautiful and perfectly usable without any soft release. My 2 cents.
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Old 05-29-2007   #23
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I'd be interested in two or three.
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I want 4 black mini releases
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I just ordered a green one last week. I wouldn't have been able to wait for an RFF-logo version. I feel naked without a soft-release on the camera. If Tom made a softie for the Barnacks, I'd probably get GAS for a IIIf again.

Does anybody know if there are any RFF hats left? I wouldn't mind getting one.
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Will the mini fir on an R2A?
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Will the mini fir on an R2A?
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The mini fits all the R series according to TA's site. I used one on my R with no problem.
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I'd like a couple either way, but I'd be especially interested if some percentage of the sales went to maintain this site. Will that be the case?
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I'd sign up for two red RFF softies! If not too late Maybe one mini and one standard if you're ordering both?
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I posted this poll to show our Head Bartender and Tom Abrahamsson what kind of interest there might be in an RFF branded Softie.
During the limited time the poll was active, there was interest in 131 of the softies--30 singles, 28 doubles, and 15 "more than two" which I counted as 3 for this post. That=131. Plus some interest in Minis. Plus gertf's interest in 2 more so 133. (gertf: we aren't ordering anything yet, I'm hoping to encourage production of 'em. And welcome abaord!)
Stephen? Tom? Hope you gentlemen are reading this!
Drew, since Tom is a sponsor of RFF, his business is supporting this site so certainly some percentage of his sales is used for that sponsorship. I'm happy to buy what I can use from him; good products and he's a nice guy.
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Old 06-12-2007   #32
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Thanks for the welcome Rob!

I think it's a great idea, so thought I'd throw in my support for it.

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I posted this poll to show our Head Bartender and Tom Abrahamsson what kind of interest there might be in an RFF branded Softie.
During the limited time the poll was active, there was interest in 131 of the softies--30 singles, 28 doubles, and 15 "more than two" which I counted as 3 for this post. That=131. Plus some interest in Minis. Plus gertf's interest in 2 more so 133. (gertf: we aren't ordering anything yet, I'm hoping to encourage production of 'em. And welcome abaord!)
Stephen? Tom? Hope you gentlemen are reading this!
Drew, since Tom is a sponsor of RFF, his business is supporting this site so certainly some percentage of his sales is used for that sponsorship. I'm happy to buy what I can use from him; good products and he's a nice guy.
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Hi!

Here FYI is the latest E-mail exchange on this. We'll take a Holiday
Break end of the month as family from Sweden coming for a visit --- so pls stay tuned. :-)

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Hello Rob and Stephen,
We are trying to work out a suitable Softie for the Rangefinderforum. Thank you very much Rob for creating
the poll & interest for a RFf Softie! :-)
As wanting to make the price as shooter-friendly as possible we think it'll have to be a matte 2-colour
Softie ... maybe a red Classic Softie with chrome engraving - the RFf logo in the middle with Rangefinderforum.com around it. - Will talk to our laser-guy and keep you both posted.
Signing off Softly for now :-)
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I have the mini, and it's a great product. Several times however, on the M2, I tripped the shutter accidentally because of the increased height. I find no need for the mini on the Bessa R... yet it may be great on a Fed-2c.
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So... Did an RFF soft release ever happen?
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Hey, the poll is closed? Please count me in for more then 2 (preferably 4 if possible). I already have several from Tom, but you can't have enough of these softies. Also gives me more excuses to buy more RF cameras...
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I'd buy them, been thinking about getting these things anyway. need one for my R2, one for my future Leica and if I could get one for my Hasselblad and one for my Praktica (If there is one that is a Praktical solution for that) that'd be great too.

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