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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 01-01-2019   #1
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many days throughout the year(s) I think of Tom, and always on the first day of the new year, as it was his day to replace batteries in those devices that required them...
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R.I.P. Tom.
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Tom is missed. A rare talent and one of the hearts and souls that have made RFF a great hangout place.
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He was a great help to me when I started to get serious about shooting with rangefinders. It's nice that we have a lot of his wisdom archived here on RFF.


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He was a great help to me when I started to get serious about shooting with rangefinders. It's nice that we have a lot of his wisdom archived here on RFF.


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I volunteered for the Tom A. project, but so far I haven't received any directions on what to do. I guess it's early, yet. I miss talking to Tom at the LHSA meetings!
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I miss Tom too, and think about him often. Tom was like the older brother I never had. Often times, I'd like to get his take on something new from Leica or CV, or just to shoot the breeze. I miss all the times we spent at Photokinas and PMA shows and LHSA meetings. He was one of a kind!
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I miss both Tom & Al Kaplan. I still have my Silver is Better t shirt that I received in a Christmas give-a-way here on RFF several years ago.
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Good to see him remembered here again. Clearly a very civilized man. Hard to see how he worked through so many M2s, but you have to respect a man who recognised the quintessential Leica and championed it so well.
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