The R8 from Nuremberg Leica arrived yesterday but lacking CR2 batteries, so after a bit of a hunt today, found some and found the camera to absolutely beautiful, but seemingly stuck in T mode. Then I flipped the mirror lock up selector back and lo, what a beauty. Gorgeous viewfinder, sharp as anything once I used the diopter adjustment (please why so many cameras without this!), lovely to hold and fondle. Mine is in exceptional condition - I've found but one tiny mark on the mode selector, and the thing seems to be so dense that it could be made of depleted uranium. Next job, fit the strap and take it out.
The looks are unconventional, but it works ergonomically. I'm officially in love...
Leica M2, Nikon D700, Bronica RF645, Leica CL, Summicron 40mm, Rolleicord Va, Hasselblad 500 CM Zeiss Planar, Leica 50mm Summicron V3, Hasselblad PME51 metered prism, Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 534/16 & Ensign 820 Special - all gone.