Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leicaflex & Leica R8. HELP!
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 20:30:17 -0700

I'll send you, privately, my lens cam / body document.

Jim B.

At 01:33 AM 6/4/98 +0100, you wrote:
>Could someone please explain (ideally in words comprehensible to someone
>who hasn't slept for 48 hours) about these here 'cam' thingumybobs on R
>I see '1 cam', '2 cam', '3 cam' and 'ROM' on lens advert listings. Now
>despite the fact that I got my engineering degree back in
>19-mumble-mumble, I think I know what a 'cam' is, and I can figure out
>what the 'ROM' bit's about. But which lenses fit which bodies, and more
>importantly which *don't*? I guess the ROM ones are for the R8, yes?
>OK, I'll cut to the chase. I thought I might buy a Leicaflex SL, what
>lenses fit that? More importantly, if I had the vague idea that I might
>buy an R8 someday, are there lenses which would fit the SL, which would
>also fit the R8 (perhaps with limitations on some functions) later on?
>I saw my first *black* R8 today, and it does look nice. I *hated* the
>chrome one I saw ages ago, perhaps these things grow on you...course it
>would be better with a removable prism...