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At 09:51 PM 5/11/98 +0900, you wrote: >BTW, If anybody knows, what are the differences between Leicaflex, Leica >R3-8?? Also what are the > diferences between 1cam and 2cam and 3cam lenses. Are some of these lens >don't fit on to some > of the cameras above?? Well, that's a long subject for sure. As far as I'm concerned, the SL and SL2 are great cameras, but some of the newest lenses won't work on them. They are dated, and they don't offer some features that many of us find useful. Especially 1/250 flash sync, which for pros who use flash a lot, and fill flash, is very important, and only available on the R8. But if you want a bargain camera, and 1/100 is fast enough for flash, R3s are cheap, the R4sP is great, and the R5, RE, R6, R6.2 are very good cameras. The R7 is the best of that breed. Stay away from early R4 and R4s cameras, and especially the R4mot. (These are opinions!) And then the R8, though since it's new has a few bugs out there, is a superb camera. Very nice to use, very accurate meter, built in flash meter, great mirror up function. A few quirks, like the mode dial that turns too easy, the meter pattern select lever, which I think it too small, and the lack of a 4+ fps motor at this point. But the built-in flash meter, and the matrix meter are great, and I like the viewfinder's brightness. Focusing is very easy. It's big. Very well built (minus the bugs mentioned, which I'm sure Leica is fixing) smooth, very Leica-like camera. Should be, they designed it and build it. ========= Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO Some people say that I'm superficial, but that's just on the surface.