Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: R8 design, Erwins design review
From: Lucien <>
Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 13:30:30 +0100

Ted wrote:

>And that's supposed to be ""garish?"" 
>Well for crying out loud really get a
>life for evens sake.

Danny G. answered:

>Are you saying that you've got a good explanation for why 
>that chrome strip is there? 
>Do you like it? Before you answer with "I could care less!", 
>which I hear coming, explain for me what you like about 
>the cameras shape in visual terms,....... please?

But before that Erwin wrote:

>The chrome strip. 
>Subtle detail is the chrome strip. As the visual indication 
>of the bottomplate is gone (can be replaced by a motorwinder), 
>the stocky contours of the bodt need some visual space. 
>This is the task of the chrome strip. This simple component is 
>a nightmare for the production technicians as
>they must ensure a very accurate matching of all parts to 
>necessay tolerances. The two-component technology of the 
>body panels is really needed to give the body stability and 
>close fit!! 


This is exactly the kind of review that I love to read.
Well informed and no bias.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge.