Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/09/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Motor Drive R8
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 10:54:21 -0700

Pascal wrote:
> Now that it's official, I can also tell you some info that I got
> privately a while back:
> Combined weight of R8 plus motordrive is even more than an F5, and you do
> not get an excellent handgrip like the one on the latter. In fact, even
> its price is more than that of an F5.
> Go figure.
> Who was talking about market share and unsold inventory of R8 bodies?
> :-(
> Pascal
Someone must be thinking those R8's are going to all of a sudden sell like
hotcakes now that you can get a handy motor to screw on the bottom of one!
Mark Rabiner