Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: R8 design, Erwins design review
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 17:19:11 -0500

At 10:00 AM 5/28/98 -0400, you wrote:

>and therefore draws too much attention to itself when out in the real world
>- makes it unsuitable for my purposes. It's the camera Darth Vader would
>love. The M-camera, on the other hand, whether M2/3/4/4-2/4P/6, has always

In all the time I've had mine out in public, the only notice it's ever
gotten was from people who knew Leica and had never seen one.

And look at the EOS1n. It's not all that different with a minimalist prism
up on top there. Talk about Darth Vader. The R8 looks downright traditional
next to it. Or try a Kodak/EOS DCS3 (EOS1n with a big electronic thingie on
the back and down below to make it a digital camera.) Talk about an
attention getter. Or more like pity drawing device. "My that's a big camera
you're carrying that medium format?"
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO
We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.