Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Pondering an R8
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 13:46:00 -0500

Again, a matter of personal taste and usage. I find that all a somewhat
lighter body - such as the F100 - requires, is a slight repositioning of the
hand supporting the lens. No big deal in general, but a great big deal in
terms of the lightened burden on neck and shoulders after a day of hauling
equipment around.

B. D.

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[]On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Pondering an R8

Dan Cardish wrote:
> The R8 is very large, very heavy.  Some people like those features in a
> camera, other don't.
> dan c.

With a winder or motor it's a little big for a tourist camera you'd have
on your neck all day.

But for serious shooting with the lenses as big as they are an R8 with
motor or winder makes a typical counterweight you expect from cameras
you shoot with now a days.

A camera like a Nikon F100 or Contax Aria does not counterweight the big
glass effectively.

You need a big boy camera for long lens use or the use of an 80-200
zoom. Even a normal zoom.

Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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