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    Fuji Rangefiners...GW670, GW690, etc...need photos please

    I keep reading about how big the fuji rangefinders are. Can somebody please post a few quickie photos showing the size of a Fuji rangefinder compared to some common 35mm SLR?

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    This is a photo of the older version of these cameras (which are the same size as the new ones ... though all metal and much heavier) compared to a Leica M3 (which is the same size as a small SLR like the Olympus OM series) ...

    http://www.dantestella.com/technical/g690bl.html

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    I have a Fuji GW690III I could take photos of alongside a Nikon D40x, Crown Pacemaker or Konica AF if the link above does not suffice ... PS. YES these cameras are HUGE - I was actually a bit surprised when I received mine off ebay, but they do handle well.

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    Thank you Damen. That is exactly what I was looking for. Now I see why everybody says it is so surprisingly BIG! I like your summary comparing the features of the two early models too.

    I'd love to see the GW690iii next to a 4x5 Crown Graphic (That's one next to my head in my avatar at left).

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    Here is a photo of me holding my GW670 II taken by Whitey Morange. I do not have large hands, but the fuji handles quite nicely.
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    Thanks Gene. It looks pretty manageable. I'm kinda vacillating...wondering if it will be enough less to carry, compared to the Crown Graphic, to warrant buying one.

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    I would guess that they are much more manageable to carry than a Crown.
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    Don't think Brad, just buy one!

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    They are great things. I recently bought a 680 here on Apug to replace the 690 that I killed a couple of years ago, and really missed. I carry it on a sunsniper strap, along with my Tecknica V, which is on the tripod. I guess the Tecknica is about the same size as your Crown.
    Although the Fuji is around the same size it is much lighter and easy to use as a "snapshooter". The quality of the Fuji lenses is also terrific, makes a great backup.

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    Hi Brad,

    The Fuji is a lot lighter and faster to operate (goes without saying I guess !) than the Crown - especially if you use the Fuji without a tripod (which is something I would never try with a Crown) ... here is a quickie photo of the two together so you can gauge the size difference ...


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