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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] First question
From: "Mehrdad Sadat" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 07:36:25 -0800

Jens, what happened to contax? I suggest you got to a store and try ur r5
with an r8 side by side and see which one feels more comfortable to you. all
i can tell u is that the viewfinder in the R8 is a lot better ,brighter than
the RTS III.

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Thanks, Mehrdad

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[]On Behalf Of Jens
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 6:42 AM
Subject: [Leica] First question


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

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