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    I was really just interested in the mechanical dependability of the winder. How it feels is an individual thing. It is all about what feels normal to you. I have an RB67 as well and the left hand grip for that camera feels better to me than the left hand grip for the M645???
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    Mechanically, the motor drive for the old 645 bodies is a borderline relic(with the attendant parts+repair headaches). I shoot my RB mostly anchored to a tripod but wish the lefty grips would allow the use of a QR plate for tripod use--the handle would make positioning faster. I believe the only RB grip with a threaded 1/4 hole is the semi-rare Multi-angle grip.

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    When I bought my RB67/C330 grip many, many years ago, the previous owner had replaced the screw that threads into the tripod socket with a welded contraption that has a female tripod socket thread on the bottom, inset into the tightening knob. I am therefore able to use QR plates.
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    I've been tempted to hack a TLR/RB lefty grip(they're often quite cheap on the big auction site)to work like that with a spare Manfrotto hex plate bolted onto the bottom surface. Another project...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    I was really just interested in the mechanical dependability of the winder. How it feels is an individual thing. It is all about what feels normal to you. I have an RB67 as well and the left hand grip for that camera feels better to me than the left hand grip for the M645???
    I purchased the motor winder for my 645 used some years ago. It has been very reliable but kind of loud. It takes a bunch of AA cells and replaces the manual winder. It's good when mated with one of the metering prisms and allows a faster shooting experience. I have no complaints.

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    I had the power drive. I would skip it. Easy to bump the MULTIPLE EXPOSURE Switch.

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    It's big, noisy, IIRC takes 8 AAs (heavy), but it works. It's also quite strong, you can feel the torque through the grip

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