Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica M or R
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 09:36:50 -0600

At 04:50 AM 1/13/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi ,I'm new to Leica-user.
>I'm going to buy a Leica M or R,very soon.
>Because I just sold my Nikon F90x with 80-200mm f2.8 lens.
>I'm very interesting in Leica M6 with 28 or 35mm lens and one 90mm
>lens.But I want to know beside the "Leica R" is a SLR camera.Is it
>better than Leica M?

No, they are very complementary if you wish. The R system stands alone just
fine. It has a much more extensive line of lenses, for obvious reasons. But
the M camera is more distinct from what other manufacturers offer. If you
want the ultimate Leica experience, get an M6. If you want the best optics
in the world, M and R stand pretty much equal (in similar generations of

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

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