Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/08

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Subject: Subject: [Leica] R-8
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 22:08:01 -0400

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.

It's because you had no qualms about risking damage and/or total
destruction.  The more you pamper your camera the fewer pictures you make! 
Leicas are not meant to be pampered!

Doug Herr