Anyone shooting Leica R on film?

Discussion in 'Leica R / Leicaflex Forum' started by asiafish, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    I've been thinking about picking up a Leica R body and lens to give it a try. Always liked the R6 and for different reasons the R3. Anyone have one they don't want anymore?
     
  2. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    In the mid 90's, I used a R4s,and eventually the R6 and R6.2. Never did warm up to the body style of the R8 & 9. I still love the design of that body style. Never used the R3 but almost bought a SL2 just recently. The bodies are reasonably priced now a days but many of the good lens are actually expensive still.

    Merry Christmas.

    Vince
     
  3. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Yes they are. An R6 or R3 and a 50 Cron would have me covered.
     
  4. gbealnz

    gbealnz New to Leica Place

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    Dec 30, 2014
    New here. I am, have a gorgeous old SL (black) and the original 50 Summicron. Love it.
    In a recent bout of GAS I bought a nice used M6 and the 50 Summicron plus a 28 Elmarit. This means I now have parallel systems, and to be honest I prefer the shooting experience of the SL.
    Yes it's bigger, and heavier, but I like the SLR style, especially the WYSIWYG of the V/F.
    I'm sorely tempted to turn the M6 and 50 plus 28 into a couple of R lenses.
    GAS is a pain, really is.
    Gary
     
  5. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Yes it is.
     
  6. jip

    jip New to Leica Place

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    May 20, 2015
    Rotterdam
    Jip van Kuijk
    I shoot film with the R8 and various R lenses all the time. Lovely combo just a bit heavy compared to my M's
     
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  7. Hap

    Hap Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2016
    Recently acquired a black sl. But need just one lens.
     
  8. Hap

    Hap Leica Place Top Veteran

    511
    Jan 9, 2016
    So... how do you deal with the old summicon and the series vi for filters and hood?
     
  9. Captmatt

    Captmatt Leica Place Rookie

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    May 2, 2014
    Homer, AK
    Matt Wilkens
    Still use the R6 and R lenses, and use it in parallel with my Sony A7II and the R lenses. Great combo indeed.
     
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