Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Why R sales down...
From: "Roy Zartarian" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 07:17:18 +0000

Amen, Eric.  When I first got my winder, I loaded it Duracell 123s 
and immediately encountered  operating problems.  A switch to Varta 
"Photo" grade batteries got the device running fine.


On 29 Nov 98 at 1:02, Eric Welch wrote:

> That's not correct. The first set of batteries I had in my R8's
> winder lasted four months, or about 100-150 rolls of film. If you
> use Duracells, you might get poor performance. --