Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/09/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I do kind of like that R8. But I realize that I like it in the way that I like my wife's Saab. It's kind of unusual-looking in a nice sort of way and has a lot of fancy doodads, but when it comes right down to it I prefer the more spartan appointments of my own ex-police car. Or my R6.2. Incidentally, the predicted japes and howls of the rec.photo set, saying that the camera is hideous, have indeed materialized, and make up most of the discussion of the R8 in those newsgroups. I think it's interesting that Leica are introducing it at a lower price than the R7 (wasn't that $2795 when it first came out?). If they keep this up, they'll get down into the price range of the top Nikons and Canons.