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  • Oldest Leica Camera Sold for $406K

    I still have my father's F3 in storage that used that same leather case!

    A fabulous piece of photographic history just sold at auction for $406,000, more than twice the estimated haul. This Nikon One was the third production camera..
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    Back in the early 1970s (high school days) when my Leica 1A (serial #7708) broke, E. Leitz in New Jersey sent me a check for $200 when they said they couldn't fix it for a reasonable price. My dad had bought that camera in Frankfurt, Germany shortly after the war.
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    • #3
      Oh, nice, but that is a Nikon Myles ...

      Is it a Nikon F3 or a Leica IIIF you have?
      I have the Nikon F3 and a Leica IIF.
      Use them both now and again.

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      • Per Sundell
        Per Sundell commented
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        My old IIF is a horror to use. Guess IIIF is about the same.
        It's not worth the bother or the money to have it fixed.
        But they look nice on a shelf at home!

      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        Yes viewing through a rangefinder and need to use an external light meter. About only thing the camera is good for is still photography.

      • JCOConnell
        JCOConnell commented
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        do you mean still photography, or still life photography?
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