Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/10/01

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Subject: Re: All this R talk ...
From: (The Wood)
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 96 09:24 PDT

	>Rocky Mountain National Park is wonderful--but you are right, it
	>wants you to use longer lenses!
	>The R4 had serious electronic reliability problems--I would avoid
	>it, and its running mate the R4S.  As far as I know, the other R
	>cameras are OK.

I was told that only the early run had problems, but the R4 now has the bad
reputation and can be had for cheap
	>Leitz claims that the new f4 lens of that sort (Kyocera made) is
	>good with the 2X APO converter, but then you are looking at a
	>maximum aperture of f8, not too hot with the RMNP elk! 

Some poacher shot Samson the elk with a cross bow!  The RMNP elk is dead.
	>Charles E. Love, Jr.

Woody Yeung