Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/24

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Subject: [Leica] So folks laugh at a 35 digi back?
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Fri Sep 24 16:23:31 2004

George Lottermoser <> wrote:

> So why were some laughing at Leica's R digital back? What's the joke? Oh 
> yeah no
> autofocus, autododad, autoeverything, that's right. Just a blazingly bright
> focusing screen and some really fine glass to hang in front of it. HA- ha 
> -ha.

George has pointed out the thing that distinguishes the R8/R9+digital back 
from the N/C offerings - and what makes it worthwhile even if you don't 
already have a raft of R lenses.  Minimal dodads, a viewfinder that 
encourages composition, and nearly every R lens made from 1965 to the 
present will work perfectly, or can be updated to work perfectly with it.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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