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: leicagalpal at (Kit McChesney)
Date: Fri Sep 24 17:55:14 2004

And that also answers the question of 'why Leica SLRs exist,' and it's
because there are boatloads of R lenses out there waiting for a body! 


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[] On Behalf Of
Douglas Herr
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2004 4:23 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] So folks laugh at a 35 digi back?

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
> focusing screen and some really fine glass to hang in front of it. 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
Leica Users Group.
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