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Any special softies in the works?
Old 10-06-2015   #1
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Any special softies in the works?

So its been a little while since I've seen any "special" Abrahamsson softies mentioned. Tom, if you're reading, any plans?

Conversely, any interest in a new softie design? We got the 10year RFF softie a couple/few years ago (like that one BTW, looks good on my chrome Ms) and I think that's it.

I just got curious about this as I went searching for a new softie -- I'm uncertain if any solid-colored versions are available these days as well. The head bartender has silver and black (possibly red), but why would I stick with the same ol' same ol' ?
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I know one I'd like. I saw a photo somewhere of a Leica M-something with a tiny softie that was just the size of the release button, but moved it higher one or two mm. I have trolled ebay, and the only similar one I could find was $35. In general I dislike softies because I end up with too many photos of my armpit and the inside of my bag, but this tiny one generated a small bit of hope in me that there could be an actual functional one out there.
Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
Mostly 35mm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdarnton
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What? You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear
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The last mention I recall was just over a year ago when Joe retired from the mod squad: no longer a mod
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