Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
Tech III a better camera than a Crown Graphic ?!?!?!?

I guess it depends on what you what to do with it. Many who've owned and used both will say that the Crown is better for hand held work, for example...simply because it is lighter. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. I don't think either is absolutely better than the other. They are each excellent in their own respective areas.
I happen to have both these cameras in the room with me right now.
With lenses and rangefinders fitted and ready to go, the Crown (1954) weighs in at 2.4kg and the Tech III (1953) at 2.5kg.
If you want a lumpy, bulky camera that's a knockout killer of potential muggers, heft an MPP at them.