Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/15

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Subject: Re: Pretenders to the Throne
From: "Roger Beamon" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 17:05:32 -0700

On 15 Oct 97, wrote:


>It seems that the R cameras, specifically the R8 as it is
> referred to by Mr. Gandy, lack this quality in that they are merely an
> interation of the common SLR camera.   

No Shawn. The Leica R8 and all other Rs are the only platform for the R 
glass. That, sir, is what makes them Leicas. You can wish for more 
technology in the body (though I don't personally), but if you want the 
look, you gotta shoot the body. Unless, of course, you're willing  to 
spend an even greater fortune on bodywork.

- --
Roger Beamon  
       Naturalist & Photographer
       Leica Historical Society Of America
          Thought for the day:
      The only thing that hurts more than paying income tax
      is not having to pay income tax.