Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/14

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Subject: [Leica] Re: rd-1 tests
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Thu Oct 14 06:30:18 2004

But I'll bet it looks fabulous laying on an end table next to it's
Hermes kid skin case. ;-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
John Collier
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:06 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: rd-1 tests

I hate to say this but the problem was not with the RD1. My new 50 
Summilux Asph also had a stiff focusing action (only in one direction!) 
such that it back at Leica right now. It was at times also difficult to 
focus on an M body.

John Collier

On Oct 14, 2004, at 5:42 AM, lennie falcon wrote:

> i neglected to mention that the focussing cam on the rd-1 was very
> imprecise. with a stiff focussing (new) helical it compounds the 
> problem. the electronics of the rd-1 are good, but the rf is another 
> story. it has  the feel of the early russian knockoffs of the III 
> series leicas-ought to work, but not quite! question is: do you really

> want to spend $2500+ on an un-refined copy camera?
> falcon

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