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

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Subject: Re: Vs: [Leica] Leica R death
From: "Richard W. Hemingway" <>
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 14:17:37 -0500

At 08:48 AM 10/2/00 +0200, you wrote:
>>Wouldn't it be nice if Leica would come out with a small, compact and
>>lightweight yet tough reflex camera, similar in style to the M series?

I'm not so sure.  I gave up the R8 and lenses due to weight, but I thought
that it handled very well and is a surperb camera body.  however, the
problem is not in the weight of the body, 31 1/2 oz but in the weight of
the lenses!!!  both the 35/1.4-R and the 80/1.4-R weigh about 25 ozs each!!
 My M6 with the 24, 35/1.4 asph and 90/2.0 apo weighs about 57 oz all
together, the R8, 24, 35/1.4 and 80/1.4 weighs 96 ozs and those are the
smaller lenses - add in the teles and zooms!!

Dick Hemingway
Plano, TX