Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/11

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Subject: [Leica] RD-1 (AGAIN) or G1?
From: leica at (Didier Ludwig)
Date: Thu Dec 11 13:11:40 2008
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Had the G1 only a few minutes in my hands, with the panasonic zoom, so I 
can't say much about using m-lenses with it. The RD-1 is certainly a god M8 
backup as it works in a similar way, and without expensive adapters, but as 
mentioned many times here, there's a reliability issue with some samples 
dued to a poor quality control.

As a pro photog I'd prefer the same camera as backup, for ergonomy reasons, 
but for us amateurs I'd say any camera is ok as backup as long as it takes 


At 17:19 11.12.2008, you wrote:
>I'm pondering whether I should get a Lumix G1/M-adapter set up or an R-D1 as
>a back up for my M8. Pros and cons? Opinions? Thanks!
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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