Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/07/24

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To: leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us, leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
Subject: Re: The Leica FortÚSender : owner-leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
From: "Roger L. Beamon" <beamon@primenet.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 06:08:34 -0700 (MST)

>Well, Roger, the EARLY F's were well built but the breed suffered from some
>construction compromises as production lengthened into the later 1960's.  In
>any event, the "how" is simple:  the next time there's a swap meet in your
>area, attend and actually do a side-by-side on an R6 and F.  Don't rely on
>memory, but do it over.  The F is a fine camea -- but the fit-and-finish of
>the R6 is distinctly better.  I've done this within the past month.
>
>Marc

I did have an early F and unfortunately, even a side by side comparison will
be quite subjective. That, however, is good. As my dad used to say, "it's a
good thing we don't all like the same woman, son".
     --
     Roger Beamon,  Naturalist & Photographer
                               Docent:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
                               Leica Historical Society Of America
                               INTERNET:  beamon@primenet.com