Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/07/25

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Subject: Re: R 9 Suggestion
From: Donal Philby <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 10:31:17 -0800

Richard Clompus wrote:
> I think the EOS1n RS (hard to keep up with the abbreviations) loses about
> 1/2 f stop due the pellicle mirror.  I am sure Leica could build one that
> only lost 1/4 to 1/3 f stop with a pellicle mirror.
> Just think of it.  A new SLR with all the new exposure options and no
> mirror noise when you press the release button.  It would sound closer to
> an M camera.


I was excited when the RS came out thinking that it could be the answer
to documentary work with the fast lenses etc.  But I handled one one day
and frankly a Sherman Tank makes only slightly less noise at speed.

The pelicals have always seemed a specialty item that a few people need.

too bad they couldn't be perfected.

Donal Philby
Shasta Lake (temp)