Originally Posted by Larry Cloetta
Well, there’s that
Did you post the bit about the near identical Zenit over at LUF?
No, I already waste too much time here.
Ya know how some peeps say "X" is a great camera for the money.
Well, the R8 is way way way more expensive than the Zenit. And it is worth every single penny of it compared to the misery of using that lump..
I bought it for the lens, the camera came as a lens cap for it.
Here's the crazy thing. I was convinced that Zenit copied Leica. But this Zenit camera to market several years before the R8 did! It appeared in 1994, the R8 in 1996!