User comments btil June 2003

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Guest

I like the R5 a lot. When I was using it for 2 days it seemed to have a better viewfinder then the R7 for me as I wear glasses.

And it is still my preferred old fashioned way of viewfinder display compared to the R7


dirk
 
G

Guest

Really?
The viewfinder of %5 is better than the one of R7?
I'm tring to buy a R7 now.
Brightness of viewfinder is very important to me.
So, that makes me hesitate to pick up R7.
Is there anyone who has anopther opinion?
What is the advantages of R7 compared to R5?
Thanks in advance!
 
G

Guest

Hi Guys,

I have both the R5 and the R7 and cannot find any difference in the quality of the viewfinder.

The reason for acquiring the R7 was the mirror lock-up facility. I planned to sell the R5 when the R7 arrived but havn't got around to it yet.

The R7 feels a better made camera and the shutter release is more precise and quick. The addition of an Abrahamsson Softie made both cameras better in use.

In practical terms other than the mirror lock-up I see nothing of substantial difference.

Justin
 
G

Guest

>I had always understood that the R6 was a watershed dividing it and its >sucessors from the previous R models. I thought that, apart from the >mirror lock-up, there were differences in the light metering between R6 >and R5. But if Justin's able to compare an R5 and R7, then I'm wrong. I've >got an R6, and there's nothing wrong with 'the brilliant viewfinder', by >the way.
 
G

Guest

Dear Francis,

The R6 was the model with which Leica moved from a Minolta based camera to one of their own design again. In practical terms the differences are already noted. The metering was changed, however there is no 'improvement' I can observe, and remembering Minolta makes some of the best light meters currently available.

Where the myth arose about the viewfinder I do not know. The R5 focusing screen was an improvement on the R4 and there may be some confusion over the model numbers.

Kind regards,

Justin
 
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