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    Quote Originally Posted by jimjm View Post
    A few years ago I dropped my well-used Nikon FE while I was crossing the street. 4 ft drop onto concrete put a BIG dent in the prism housing.
    How was the road surface?!


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    I believe there is medication one can take to calm this fixation on multiple camera brands. I prefer Drambue with fair quality scotch over ice and taken slowly in a recliner.

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    My Leica M4 bought new in 1970 looks tattered, but still works well. Several Nikons and Nikkormats from that era have some problems. All were used hard and are fine camera systems. The Nikkorex and Nikon FM10 do not have the quality construction of Nikons and Nikkormats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kivis View Post
    For some reason I have it in my mind that my ol' Nikon SLR's are more sturdy and rugged than my rangefinders (M3 and R3M). And that the VF's are more prone to misalignment even though I have NEVER had this happen. Please bring me back to reality so I can get back to my RF's.
    Leicas and other "high quality" RFs (they're actually bait for the trap) are inherently evil, also prone to demonic posession. A misaligned viewfinder is the least of your worries.
    Send me all your Leica and other RF gear, I'll put it in a spiritual Faraday cage and guard it so no one comes to harm. Then have yourself excorsised and your house (and especially the darkroom) cleansed and blessed. Don't hesitate.
    Actually the Nikons are dangerous, too. Send those as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Leicas and other "high quality" RFs (they're actually bait for the trap) are inherently evil, also prone to demonic posession. A misaligned viewfinder is the least of your worries.
    Send me all your Leica and other RF gear, I'll put it in a spiritual Faraday cage and guard it so no one comes to harm. Then have yourself excorsised and your house (and especially the darkroom) cleansed and blessed. Don't hesitate.
    Actually the Nikons are dangerous, too. Send those as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Jones View Post
    My Leica M4 bought new in 1970 looks tattered, but still works well. Several Nikons and Nikkormats from that era have some problems. All were used hard and are fine camera systems. The Nikkorex and Nikon FM10 do not have the quality construction of Nikons and Nikkormats.
    My wife bought me a FM-10 14 years ago and for about 9 years it was my only camera. I can not guess how many rolls thats been through it. Its looks rough but still works great. Its never been dropped, that I remember, but its had many trips to the beach and always rode with me when I drove cross country. If memory serves me, the newer one are not marked made in Japan, don't know if that means anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kivis View Post
    Driven to drink again. This time some Zyr Vodka and lemonade on the rocks.....by the pool.
    Vodka??? Ohhh noooo!!! Demons love vodka!! Quick, drink some good single malt Scotch. Maybe with a little spring water added.

    When can I expect the cameras?
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Leicas and other "high quality" RFs (they're actually bait for the trap) are inherently evil, also prone to demonic posession. A misaligned viewfinder is the least of your worries.
    Send me all your Leica and other RF gear, I'll put it in a spiritual Faraday cage and guard it so no one comes to harm. Then have yourself excorsised and your house (and especially the darkroom) cleansed and blessed. Don't hesitate.
    Actually the Nikons are dangerous, too. Send those as well!

    Hey! I'd like some too and pay 1/2 the postage.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    The Nikon dosen't say "STEAL ME" in 17 languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    How was the road surface?!


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    Couldn't stop too long as I was dashing across the road during a break in traffic... I suspect an F or F2 would have at least made a good mark on the concrete as they're quite a bit heavier than the FE. Recently disassembling an F plain prism I noticed there's some dead space between the prism "shell" and the prism glass, so any dents on the outside won't damage the inside. I suspect a similar design characteristic is used for the FE/FM series and many of the older Nikon MF bodies. Probably most other brands of that era as well.

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