[LRFlex] Re: R4s
- From: Stasys Petravicius <stasys1@xxxxxxx>
- To: <leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 11:08:35 -0800
on 11/30/04 12:45 AM, Caudill, Duchan H. at CaudillDu@xxxxxxxxx wrote: > Jim: > > there's no way I shall get rid of the Pentax K1000, it's such a robust camera, > I'm very fond of it. > > Which R-series Leica rates the best to date? Is it the R8 you mentioned? > > At the local photo fair on Sunday, I saw the R9 - why is this camera so large, > can anyone tell me? > > Will have to research stats on SL2, it is a camera that sounds very > interesting. > > Greetings from > Duchan > Darmstadt, Germany > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Jim Hemenway [mailto:Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 8:25 AM > To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [LRFlex] Re: FW: R4s > > > Duchan: > > For the most part it's the glass, although a very few of the R glass > isn't that good. For example the Leica R fisheye which I own, (made by > Minolta) doesn't quite compare to my Pentax fisheye. So out comes the > Spotmatic from time to time. Don't discard your K1000! > > To me the R8 body is a joy to use, and I now prefer it to any of the > other 35mm SLRs that I own. I also have an SL but find that I hardly > ever use it. It's just my preference... I know that others prefer the > SL over other Leica R cameras. > > Can't help you with the in-between models, I went directly from the SL > to the R8. > > Regards, > > Jim Hemenway > > > >> I'm interested in purchasing a Leica SLR, had a look at a R4s model, am >> wondering how Leica SLRs compare to a non-Leica SLR. Is it altogether >> an issue of lenses? (I am now using a Pentax K1000). Would definitely >> appreciate feedback pertaining to your experience with R4s. By the way, >> why is there an "s" attached to the 4? >> >> Thanks, >> Duchan >> Darmstadt, Germany >> >> >> > > ------ > Unsubscribe or change to/from Digest Mode at: > www.horizon.bc.ca/~dnr/lrflex.htm > Archives are at: > www.freelists.org/archives/leicareflex/ > ------ > Unsubscribe or change to/from Digest Mode at: > www.horizon.bc.ca/~dnr/lrflex.htm > Archives are at: > www.freelists.org/archives/leicareflex/ Duchan- the design of the R8/9 maybe so big to accommodate the new digital back. It has a long battery, motor drive and a lot of electrical contacts. The back also may need a lot of connections for the microprocessor. I just handled a prototype digital back- and there is a lot to it. Stasys ------ Unsubscribe or change to/from Digest Mode at: www.horizon.bc.ca/~dnr/lrflex.htm Archives are at: www.freelists.org/archives/leicareflex/
- [LRFlex] Re: R4s
- From: Caudill, Duchan H.
- [LRFlex] Re: R4s