Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: First question
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:32:30 -0500
References: <001401c1a0f7$5d1c8140$cf9a0b50@steveuns>

I bought my R8 precisely because the entire viewfinder and readouts are 
visible to me easily even with my glasses. The screen is very bright but I 
don't have an R5 to compare it to.

Ken Wilcox

At 09:42 AM 01/19/2002, you wrote:
>I recently joined this list and since I only have one lens and one camera 
>there are many questions I have.
>Let me begin with the first one:
>I have a R5 that I bought because it came in like new condition with box 
>and papers and it was much cheaper than the R8 and not too large.
>Since I wear glasses, I find it very hard to see the picture in the finder 
>and all the viewfinder displays. I guess the viewfinder is not what you 
>would call high eyepoint....
>Could anyone of you say, whether the R8 viewfinder is more high eyepoint 
>and maybe even brighter?
>If so, I might try to trade the R5 in for a R8.
>Thanks for reading,
>Jens Putzier
>To unsubscribe, see

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