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    I actually used a Rangefinder before, 34 years ago!



    I showed my Dad the Leica M8 and he was ecstatic, then I told him it was my first time using a RF camera

    " Not so fast " he says, and he digs out some prints he had made from some old slides he had.........


    Here is a shot I took in 1977 using the Zorki 4 ( isnt that a clone of the Leica III?) , Im not sure whats more amazing, the fact that I took the shot 34 years ago, or that he let a 12 year old use his Zorki camera
    After he told me and showed me the shot, the memories came flooding back, and it was a bit emotional looking at them all, but I do recall that teh camera was VERY heavy and cold to the touch and the knurling on the aperture hurt my fingers. But its a time that I had totally forgotten about.


    cool

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    Re: I actually used a Rangefinder before, 34 years ago!

    Cool story. Nice to have these pix to look back on, too.

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    Re: I actually used a Rangefinder before, 34 years ago!

    nice story.

    I have my wife's grandfather's IIIc - it needs repair though. I'm using the hazy lens when I can.

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    Re: I actually used a Rangefinder before, 34 years ago!

    cool!

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