Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/06

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Subject: [Leica] BESSA R3A or M7 (now metering)
From: leicaluvr at (Tom Schofield)
Date: Thu Jan 6 11:02:30 2005
References: <BAY101-F3A142B453067910464CF9AB920@phx.gbl> <>

Try holding an R3 next to a Minolta XE-7.  The next time around they wised 
up and put on a different looking top plate, at least.

Tom Schofield

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Dernie" <>
> Hi Bill,
> the dealer was wrong about the cameras, they are not identical to any 
> Minolta but did use some Minolta castings. I don't know about the shutter, 
> it is a Copal I think, I would not be surprised to find the Leica supplied 
> item to be dearer than the same unit bought from a different source:-)
> Frank

Replies: Reply from dennis at (Dennis Painter) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7 (now metering))
In reply to: Message from billgem at (Bill Marshall) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7 (now metering))
Message from Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie) ([Leica] BESSA R3A or M7 (now metering))