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From: Jeffcoat Photography <email@example.com> <Anyone and Everyone: As a new (2 weeks) R-8 user I'm really concerned by the chatter about electronics problems with it. If you'd like could those who've had problems list them and maybe the s#'s and purchase dates so we can see if this is related to a certain batch of bodies or if this is a problem that we need to talk to Germany directly about. I've never had but one hiccup between two R-4s's in 8 yrs and one with an R-7 (only had it for 1yr so that's no so good). All three of those bodies were bought used so there is no telling what the R-7 went through be for I got it, buyer beware. The R-8 is brand new and with the the yr. passport. Maybe what we're seeing are the shake out bugs with this being a new creature as such. Please I really would like to hear from the R-8 LUG'ers out there. Cheers Wilber> mine is 2413831, bought new June 7th 1999 - ---- Why is this... when I had one, an R4s I used it like a throw away camera but never had to throw it away (until I traded it). It was treated like junk and180/2.8 and 28/2.8 was all I used for a while and I blow these pics up 20x24 and they are crisp and right on, no tripods 100-200asa - quick shooting, baboons chasing me... The R7 and 'better' lenses - I don't get the shots as much. I've been perplexed about this.