Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] ODDS and ends
From: John Collier <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:33:35 -0600

I really like the F3 too. Great camera but I could not justify having two
systems so I sold the Nikon gear.

Leica has stated that they did collaborate in the design of the
rangefinder/viewfinder on the Hexar RF.

The Hexar RF is also not selling up here in Edmonton either. Quite a few
tire kickers but none sold. In the same time period they have sold many more
M6-TTLs than normal.

John Collier

> From: "B. D. Colen" <>
> 1. If you want a "mechanical " Nikon, it's the F3 not the FM2, simply in
> terms of the 100% viewfinder - incredibly bright and easy to use with
> glasses....yes, I know the price is about double....
> 2. The rest of this was volunteered by the sales guys, not something I
> even asked them about:
> *  They swear they were told by the Konica rep that the Hexar RF was
> indeed a joint Hexar-Leica development deal and was meant to be the
> equivalent of an M7, but Leica didn't approve of the end result, and so
> Konica went it alone;
> * The RF is absolutely NOT moving. 

Replies: Reply from Paul Chefurka <> (Re: [Leica] ODDS and ends)