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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: An R series question
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri Jun 18 18:48:23 2004

On 6/18/04 2:47 PM, "Emanuel Lowi" <> wrote:

> A couple of years ago, when shopping for a new SLR, I
> tried a variety of brands, all with fast 180-200mm
> lenses affixed. On handling and ease of focus, the
> Leica R8 with motor and 180/2 were by far the best.
> While I know Greg has the 180/2 already, so other
> brands are mostly out (except for Canon with an
> adapter), I have a hard time imaging that big 180
> balanced on a motorless SL or SL-2.
> Emanuel Lowi
> Montreal

What if you attached a pistol grip thing to the tripod collar?
Balanced it from there as that would be the balance point anyway?

Me never having had a long lens with a tripod collar. But wanting one.
So I could get a gimble and be real cool.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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