Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/28[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 10:09 PM 3/27/98 +0000, you wrote: >does the winder change the feel or grip of the camera in your hands? Other >than not having to advance film manually, do you find that you hold the >camera a little differently with the winder on? I would appreciate >responses from others who have the winder also. Thanks. The main thing is the camera is a bit taller, and gives your fingers (well, mine at least) a better grip. I sure wish they had the strap on the left to wrap around the hand like the Motor/Winder R on earlier cameras. It's much more secure. But the fact that nothing really changes except the weight and height of the camera is nice. It's a heck of a lot smaller than the F5 with the winder attached, so the R8 now seems quite compact to me. In some ways smaller than the older R4-7 cameras. At least less bulky. But if you don't like the shape of the R8, I don't think this will help. But I find the F5 just way too big when you're shooting with a small lens. The R8 is not a good choice for me. But I sure miss my M6 for carrying a camera when I'm not working. ========== Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Is reading in the bathroom considered Multi-Tasking?