Originally Posted by Rayt
The R8 and R9 oozes quality but are absolutely huge and in my mind unnecessarily huge given so many high quality film SLRs exist at a much smaller package. Moreover the winder is very useful but add additional girth and weight. Without the winder and to wind on the film manually would require some "handling" and the weight along with the lens just becomes more of a burden.
I disagree. The haptics and handling are great on these cameras and everything is in the perfect spot. I also have the motordrive but pretty much just to impress the kids...