Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica 24mm Lenses
From: "Bud Cook" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 18:52:35 -0600

Was the R7 also built in Portugal?  Were any R7's built in Solms?
Bud Cook
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From: Eric Welch <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, January 24, 1998 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica 24mm Lenses

>At 11:27 AM 1/23/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>you are using a Minolta designed camera body. This is an honest question
>>(not a jibe) as I have been using my 24mm R lens since 1976 and have
>Lets get the facts out, so those who don't know will. The R3/4/5/6/7
>cameras were all built with Minolta chassis, and a few parts inside (like
>the wind mechanism). But they were modified and the innards mostly designed
>by Leica. The shutter, prism, metering system, and many other parts were
>designed by Leica, and built by Leica in Portugal.
>Eric Welch
>St. Joseph, MO
>The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
> -Robert R. Coveyou