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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 01-11-2016   #1
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This famous image shot by HCB; why no bottom perfs.?
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I guess they were cut off by Henri himself. It is known that he kept his favorite negatives - cut loose from each other - in a small tin can that he gave to someone who kept them for him during the war. He buried his Leica somewhere in Lorraine before being arrested by the Germans and was kept as a prisoner of war. In those years the negative files as we know them today didn't exist.

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Exactly what Erik wrote.
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In the book "The Negative" when asked about the "clipped" negative, he claimed "I ate it"!
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I guess they were cut off by Henri himself. It is known that he kept his favorite negatives - cut loose from each other - in a small tin can that he gave to someone who kept them for him during the war. He buried his Leica somewhere in Lorraine before being arrested by the Germans and was kept as a prisoner of war. In those years the negative files as we know them today didn't exist.

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What do you mean by 'negative files as we know them'?
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Albums with negative archive file sheets, such as Hama.

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