Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/07

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Ten years behind? I think not.
From: gregj.lorenzo at (GREG LORENZO)
Date: Fri May 7 07:54:45 2004

Hi Frank,

I don't know any R8 users who don't like the feel, layout and features of the R8. I believe some people on the list who purchased an early R8 had some electronic gremlins which Leica seems to have dealt effectively with. (I've never had a single problem with mine.)

It is interesting to note that the biggest naysayer's here have never even used an R8 but continue to post multiple negative posts in an "drive by smear" manner. 




Date: Friday, May 7, 2004 1:07 am
Subject: RE: [Leica] Ten years behind?  I think not.

> I have an extensive EOS system and a limited R system.
> I find the R8 by far the most ergonomic and logical
> reflex body I have ever used, though i consider it
> ugly. The control layout and viewfinder are lightyears
> ahead of and EOS1n. I OTOH find the lenses a bit pricy
> for an amateur. I am waiting to see what I personally
> think of the digi back before deciding whether to buy
> it or an EOS 1Ds.
> Frank
> --- Felix Lopez de Maturana <>
> wrote: > 
> > >The F5's exposure system is completely different,
> > although to be honest, I
> > >don't find the results really any better than the
> > F90's or F4's, or, from
> > >what I have seen, the R8 or 9's. The overexposure
> > of the FA is long gone.
> > 
> > 
> > Henning
> > 
> > I've used the Nikon FA with very good results with
> > Velvia film not long ago.
> > My R8 meters perfectly as far as, like I am, you are
> > used to a center
> > weighted meter, more if 40/60 as, approximately, the
> > Nikon F3, but the Nikon
> > F5 metering concept is really fool-proof. You don't
> > need calculate anything
> > and photographs are systematically dead on. I have
> > photographed many
> > thousands with the F5 and the number mistakes are
> > less than my hands
> > fingers. 
> > 
> > I still believe that R8 is not a great camera but
> > his lenses, most of them,
> > are. 
> > 
> > Felix
> > 
> > _______________________________________________
> > Leica Users Group.
> > See for
> > more information 
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

Replies: Reply from schroter at (Andrew Schroter) ([Leica] Ten years behind? I think not.)
Reply from DouglasMSharp at (Douglas M. Sharp) ([Leica] Ten years behind? I think not.)