Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/13

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Subject: [Leica] R9 Betriebskamera
From: DouglasMSharp at (Douglas M. Sharp)
Date: Wed Oct 13 03:38:05 2004
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Mark Rabiner schrieb:

>Oops sorry
>2900usd is the price of a
>Leica R9 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera (Anthracite) with 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 R
>Lens Gift Set at B&H
>Is that the one NOT made by Sigma?
>$   1,995.0 Leica R9 35mm SLR Manual Focus Camera Body - Black - Betriebsk
>"this camera is the special edition "Betriebsk." version. The term
>Betriebsk. refers to a test camera or factory camera. In the past,
>Betriebsk. cameras were highly sought after by collectors because of the
>very limited number of cameras available with this designation. Produced in
>a very limited quantity, this camera is brand new, unused, with full
>warranty. " 
Hmmmm, unused outside the factory? unused as a demonstration model at
Photokina? unused by the reps visiting camera dealers?
I always thought that a BK was a machine that got very close to being
tested to destruction. Pity the "mileage" isn't recorded.

Replies: Reply from daniel.ridings at (Daniel Ridings) ([Leica] R9 Betriebskamera)
In reply to: Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Epson RD-1)