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Old 04-14-2019   #5
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Originally Posted by charjohncarter View Post
Yes, I remember Nicca, I think Travis (my Boss) thought that someone would buy them. He did take in trades like your Toronto guy. So the front window had Leicas and Rolleis on display that were trade ins for Nikon Fs, and Pentax. 35mm SLRs were becoming king in LA then.
It seems that by mid 1959, it was like someone threw a switch and ushered in the SLR age, everyone suddenly wanted to trade in their RF camera for a new SLR.

I always assumed that SLR camera ownership sold photographers more lenses then RF camera ownership, a boon to camera shops and the optics makers.
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