Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica R models?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 07:47:03 -0500

At 01:08 AM 4/29/99 -0400, you wrote:
>The reason that I am asking is that I have found some very reasonable
>prices on R3's w/ motor & R4's w/ motor drive.Is there any reason that these
>should be avoided? Why are these a small fraction of the cost of a used R6.2?

They're quite a bit older. But one might make a good backup camera to an 
R6.2 or R7. But they are both more expensive because they are better built too.

If the R3 is the right price, that's cool. But I'd rather have an R4 of 
some variation. Just don't get a real old one. The best of the R4 series is 
the R4sP. Pretty reliable (as long as you don't drop it from great 
heights), simple to use. I see them for $495 all the time. Bargain shoppers 
call it the "blue light special of Leicas." :-)

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Some people say that I'm superficial, but that's just on the surface.