Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] FYI
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Sep 17 17:59:42 2006

On 9/17/06 7:04 PM, "G Hopkinson" <> typed:

> Gene that F3 shutter isn't very vertical, unless you're lying down!
> Cheers
> Hoppy
I think the FM had the first vertical shutter for Nikon. I still have mine.
Or at least the version that's in the camera right now I'm sure I've had it
replaced three times since 1978 when I got it. With an MD-11 winder which is
a good reason then to get into FM's in the first place.
A response to Maitani's OM1. They had to do something innovative other than
not have it emulate a Mac Truck like Nikon and Canon F's.

This gave you a blazingly fast unheard of until then on an SLR 125th of a
second sync speed!!!!

Mark Rabiner

40?46'58.65"N  73?49'31.68"W
Whitestone NY 11357

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