Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/14

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Subject: Re: Re-2: Leicas and SLRs from Leitz
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 07:10:49 +0200

At 11:09 14.10.1997 -0700, Jim wrote:
>At 07:05 PM 10/14/97 +0200, Alf wrote:
>>To me, a 20 y old Nikon FM is a better SLR than a R Leica or Leicaflex

>knows is that I also have a Nikon FM (7326958). I sold one R4sP and an R6
>but within tolerance. I've never tested my R7's. I have to say that I will
- -- snip --
>And how can you beat R lenses???


it's easy to beat the 2.8/180 Elmarit R or the 4/250 Telyt R. Of course, I
know that the 2/90 or 100 mm Macro are nice lenses, but that's true for the
2.5/ 105 also. And the M Super Angulon beats the R Super Angulon at each day
of the year... Further, I certainly don't test my cameras, I take pix. On
the other hand, I agree that the FM backplate is not the best ... But, you
only press it that strong when you (1) use a winder and (2) bullets pass
close to your head :). BTW, my FM has 3.177.167 ... with 7+ million you
decided rather late to buy a nice camera :)