Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/18

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Subject: [Leica] An R series question
From: frank.dernie at (FRANK DERNIE)
Date: Fri Jun 18 11:21:58 2004

The best IME is an R8 (haven't tried the R9) but if
you are determined not to have one the second best I
have tried is the SL2. I have a R6.2 but it is nothing
special apart from being small and light.

--- wrote: > On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at
06:01:52PM -0230, Greg Locke
> wrote:
> > A nice 180 f2 lens just landed in my lap so I
> guess I need a R body to make
> > it work.
> > 
> > What was the best R body leica made and which is
> the ones to stay away from.
> > 
> > ..and I'm not really interested in the R8/9
> bodies.
> > 
> I have an R4 and R6, both of which are working fine.
>  A few have mentioned the R6.2
> as being the best mechanical and I would concur,
> however they are becoming more and
> more difficult to find as they have been out of
> production since 2001 AFAIK.  My R6
> was a much easier find, nor did it have the premium
> associated with the "best of
> category".  The only difference between the two is
> the shutter speed - R6 w/ 1/1000
> and R6.2 w/ 1/2000.  I would avoid the R4 as it is a
> Minolta with a dark viewfinder.
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