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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 05-28-2018   #1
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Tom A's Thoughts On Developers PDF

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Downloaded this. Thanks for pointing us to it!

I guess I hear Tom's voice when I read this piece. He really was a "mad scientist".

I never did find out what Tom thought of Caffenol. I'm sure someone has asked, and I'm sure he has given it a try. He may have offered his thoughts here on RFF (I'll so a quick search). I have been pleasantly surprised with Caffenol....
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The Defender paper developer is a secret weapon for exhibition prints. Despite very high concentrations of everything, the print sits in it for what seems like a long time and hardly anything happens . . . then . . . BANG!!! . . . the image is there, almost to completion almost instantly. Incredible deep blacks. Only for the brave. Tom is much missed.

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