Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/10/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica R death
From: "Jason Hall" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 17:20:44 +0100
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> I just don't understand these concerns about the R8 being too big.

I agree,  my favourite body bar none is the SL, no lightweight but it
seems to give a perfect balance with Leica glass, my R4 (same size as
6.2) always feels a little awkward compared to the SL, Ive never
really been comfortable with it.  Small lightweight bodies may be ok
with small lightweight lenses but for R glass you need something
substantial to hold onto.  I have small hands too.

Not that I can afford or need an R8 but Im just not sure about the
look of the thing and when I handled one in a shop it felt very
plasticy compared to the SL, but then most things do.  I guess Im
fortunate I dont need a modern camera.

Jason Hall

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