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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 = R.I.P ?
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 18:06:18 -0700

> 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

I love your description of the camera's function "something to hold film."
It brings home what the simplicity of what a camera could and should be. 
Which is why I got into Leica in the first place although starting with
the rangefinders.

My little phrase I made up once is quite a mouthful:
"L bracket for attaching a quality lens to a quality tripod"

But I have an easier time spitting out your "something to hold film."
It says all that is needed to say.
Mark Rabiner