Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/25

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Subject: [Leica] Learn Your R Cams, Please
From: "Hoyen ~simontart~" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 20:47:33 PST

I just purchased a Leica 50mm Summicron-R lens from someone on this 
list.  I had sent out a wanted ad for a "3-cam Summicron R German" and 
this person responded with "I have a 3-cam Summicron R ROM for R8."  So 
I assumed this person knew what he was talking about and sent away the 
money.  When the lens arrived, I discovered that it was a ROM lens 
indeed, but 3rd cam only.  So although I could use the lens on any R 
camera, the critical second cam for coupling to my Leicaflex SL was 
missing.  So no problem, I decided to try to sell the lens and at the 
same time help this person learn the cams properly.  Well, all I got was 
hostility and a "if you're so smart how come you couldn't figure out it 
was 3rd cam from the first 4 digits of the serial number... if you had 
said it was for a Leicaflex I wouldn't have sent it in the first 
place..."  Please, please, please, people, learn your camera systems 
properly.  After all, it ain't brain surgery.  Here's the link for the 

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