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At 10:54 AM 4/4/99 -0400, you wrote: >Eric at Tamarkin mentioned that R4's with serial numbers under 1.5 million >had a tendency to develop electrical problems which were later resolved in >the production run. I thought it was 1.6, but nevertheless. You are right to get a late model. Make sure you get a Motor Drive R, and not the Motor Drive R4. The R is a revision with more reliable mechanism, and it has the electrical contacts that let you use the electrical hand grip. Much nicer. You should find a good deal. I personally would go for a Leica R4sP if I want to stay in the R line. If so inclined, check prices on a used R6 or R7. They aren't too bad, and for more reliable cameras too. Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Okay, who put a stop payment on my reality check?