Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/17

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Subject: [Leica] An R series question, REOS
From: LeicaNikon at (Stephen Gandy)
Date: Thu Jun 17 17:36:33 2004
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a good argument can be made that the best, most versatile body for R glass 
is a
Canon EOS body, via a R glass to EOS adapter.   Other adapters similarly 
allow the
use of Nikon, Olympus OM, Contax/Yashica, Pentax 42, and Deckel lenses on 
the same
EOS body.  and of course you also have the option of AF via Canon lenses --
something that won't happen with any R body to date.

of course an  R lens on the EOS body is slower in operation, being all 
manual, and
you will have to meter at shooting aperture.  yet it allows you to shoot 
with a
body which starting on the drawing board this century, not to mention 
digital EOS
SLR bodies selling for next to nothing compared to the upcoming Leica R9 with
digital Leica back.

it all comes down what serves your uses best, overall.


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