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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > Hi Bob, > > When it comes to durability in SLR world, Leicaflex SL and SL2 come > first in my mind. As a long-time user collector of Leica M and R and > user of Nikon F2, I have never seen any incident of problems on SL or > SL2. In my book, SL and SL2 are the most durable bodies built just > like a real military tank. I have seen lots of favorable statements > regarding Nikon F2 durability too. In the past I have read tons of > stories on SL and SL2 that had survived from exploded helicopter where > the pilot died and in various other very clement situations. One of > the many things I really like about SL and SL2 over F2 is shutter > silkiness. This could be prejudiced but is so clear at least to me. > I also have R4, R4S and R6 that could not be compared with SL or SL2. > > Regards, > > David > email@example.com > > > ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ > Subject: most durable camera > Author: firstname.lastname@example.org at Internetmail > Date: 1/3/97 2:42 PM > > In my quest for a camera I have first chosen Leica M. > > Maybe I should ask some follow up questions, as it sounds like a lot of y'all > shoot SLR's as well: Is the M the most rugged and durable? I have been > reading a lot about Nikon F cameras that suggest they might be. Also, > My local Leica dealer has a VERY good deal right now on the R7. How is > that one for durability? As a side issue, which models (regardless of > brand) tend to be easiest to disassemble/assemble for repair (maybe done > by the owner rater than the repair shop)? > > Thanks, > Bob > I have never used anything Leica except the rangefinder equipment. However I have been sorely tempted by the R6. May I have some opinions please. Also what is the difference between the R6 and R6.2 ?