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1. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

I would like to know if anybody can give me some feedback on the Leica R4 camera . I am considering buying one but I would like to learn more about the camera . Any information is welcome . I've seen one with a 50mm lens her in Dublin for €599, also an additional longer lens for €699 (up to 110mm)...

Thank you !!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

I would love to have a Leica :) Although with the way things are going these days, I personally would probably be more tempted by a digital SLR. Maybe even a digital Leica. Sorry, I can't be of much help on the R4 - not particularly familiar with the ins and outs. Though you can rest assured that the optics would be about as good as they come.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I hardly use my manual SLR anymore... too much to carry around on top of the small digital camera I have with it's added benefit of quick viewing. I am still tempted by a digital SLR as well, but that still has the whole weight issue.

On the flip side, my best pics have not been taken digitally!!! And the Leica would be one of the better ones available without a doubt... although I don't have any personal experience :(

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4. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

If you decide to stick with film then the leica will give you literally the best optics that money can buy.

However it is a heavy camera compared to other film and digital SLR's. Also if you plan to buy other lenses in future you may have to re-mortgage your house if you're not lucky enough to find them second hand.