Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 = R.I.P ?
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 20:48:10 -0400

>That is why I chose the Leicaflex when I recently decided to get a Leica
>SLR...The meter may go one day but it will still take pictures. I
>with your plight.
>Christian Payot wrote:
>> My Leica R8 is suddenly electronically dead (two years old). No answer,
>> display, no nothing. Unfortunately, it is not the power supply...
>> I simply cannot understand that such a problem may occur on such a
>> camera...
>> Has anyone meet the same or an analog problem with his R8 camera ?
>> Thaks for advice.
>> Christian Payot
>Nathan Wajsman
>Overijse, Belgium
>General photo page:
>Belgium photo page:

This is also why I chose the Leicaflex SL 20 years ago instead of the (then
in production) R3 when I needed something to hold film for my 400mm Telyt. 
I've never made a better decision.

Doug Herr