Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/10/08

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Subject: [Leica] Re: [leica] R9 and R8
From: Simon Stevens <>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 07:19:36 -0400


I guess it confirms what I suspected.  This "new model" is just a minor
change to the old one. So why call it the R9 instead of following Leica's
tradition of reserving full model names for real changes?  Why not call this
the R8.2?

Simon Stevens

> Steve,
> here is the list
> 1)HSS flash capability
> 2)backlit for LCD display in the back of the camera.
> 3)LCD display in the back of the camera have more information on it
> 4)frame counter on top next to shutter speed selector
> 5)lighter in weight (leica claims)
> 6)use new Metz adapter for metz flash (adapter 3503 as my memory serve me
> well)
> Olivier

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