Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/12/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Monday, I had occasion to visit my local camera dealer and took a close look at the new R8 they have in stock. It sure looks like a heavy beast when you first see it, but fitted with a 35-70mm zoom lens, I was startled with how nice and light it really is, and how well balanced it felt. The controls all fall into very comfortable positions, the viewfinder has excellent displays and the available information is just right. Shutter release is smooth and the wind is just right too. I'm very impressed. This is the nicest Leica R body I've touched yet. It's a bit out of my price range for the foreseeable future, but you never know when the unforeseen might happen. I'd been conjecturing that if I did want to sell off my Nikon gear for some reason, a Contax system was all I was really interested in until now. This gives me more options. Nice job, Leica! I hope it sells well. Godfrey - Cupertino, CA, USA - firstname.lastname@example.org Hope everyone had an excellent holiday!