Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Pondering an R8
From: Ted Grant <>
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 06:55:53 -0800
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Simon Stevens wrote:
>>> I think I confused you when I said "unattractive."  I probably should
> have said "unappealing" instead. Looks don't come into it, which is just
> as well because now that you mention it, it is ugly as well ;-)<<<

You're mean! ;-)

>>> All I mean is that the handling doesn't work for me.  I find it too
> thick and I have to stretch my fingers uncomfortably just to hold it,
> which is completely unlike my experience with my Ms.   As you find the
> handling of the R8 perfect you obviously have much bigger hands than
> mine.  Therefore, you should pass on those uncomfortably small and
> fiddly M6s to me where they will receive the love they deserve. I'll
> even pay postage. :-)<<<<<

Steady Steve me lad, I maybe crazy but I'm not that crazy! ;-) I work my M's
hard like a good woman and they constantly have produced many a great off
spring photo. So sorry mate, no go on the mailing them to you, free or
otherwise. ;-)

>>> Canon used to have interchangable handgrips of varying sizes for their
> early EOS models.  Do they still do that?  Seems like that might have
> been a great solution for Leica. That way you could make the R-8 either
> skinny or thick depending on the size of the photographer's hams.<<<

I wasn't aware of this but I don't think it could be done with the R8 due to
the batteries inside the handle.


Ted Grant Photography Limited

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