Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/10/02

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Subject: Re: Vs: [Leica] Leica R death
From: "Wilber Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 11:56:39 -0400
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All excellent points George, I find the R8 fits my hands like no other
camera I've ever owned or used (in 32 yrs that is a few). Then when I got
the motor the feel was even better. I for one do not want a smaller R, I
think they got it right when they made the R8.
Cheers Wilber GFTBE x2
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "George Lottermoser" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Vs: [Leica] Leica R death

> (Pascal)10/2/008:48 AM
> > maybe not bad for some people, but the R8 is not too big or too
> heavy
> > IMHO. It balances well with the (heavy) R glass.
> IMHO - The R8 is the most comfortable, well balanced SLR I have
> ever owned - including: Leica R3, Alpa, Olympus, Pentax, Nikon F
> through N90s, Cannon,
> Like the M cameras the R8 feels and operates like a synergistic
> extension of my hand. Everything is exactly where it should be.
> The ability to read strobes in F mode is a dream come true. The M
> mode is wonderful use when carrying both M6 and R8. If you use
> and R8 I can't imagine that you would not fall in love within
> days. When I had R3's I could not bring my self to dump the Nikon
> stuff. When I got the R8 - I had no problem dumping the Nikons
> because they never came out of the bag.
> George

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