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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Mine is #6426008. Gee, I missed by a few months.

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    Only worth $200,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    it's just a camera not a devotional object.
    I try to tell myself that about my black nickel Leica II.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    Change to titanium soon after commercial production began? My F has a cloth shutter and my father bought it new in 1974...

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    I too thought that was rubberized cloth in my F3, until now.

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    If it is like mine (1964) I suspect the creases in the thin titanium make you think it is cloth.

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    Funny, today I looked at a black Nikon F, serial number 640050, and the price was 245k less. I suppose I'll have to go back and buy it before someone else does.

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    I like the way they stuck this sentence in the article, just to discourage burglars . . .

    "For security reasons, the camera is being held in a safe at a bank, and not at Grays of Westminster in Pimlico."

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Why would anyone want that? It doesn't even have the good shutter.
    It's essentially a prototype. Think of a pre-production Lamborghini Miura. Well, maybe not; the F was more like a Mustang. Actually, that doesn't quite work either. Never mind.

    I would have to say, if I were gifted this camera, I'd be sorely tempted to run a roll of film through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangetsu View Post
    Funny, today I looked at a black Nikon F, serial number 640050, and the price was 245k less. I suppose I'll have to go back and buy it before someone else does.
    If that's true, I certainly would!

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    Well, there is a "blue book" and I have looked at some prices. This is outrageous.

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