Leica R8 - worthy successor to Leicaflex SL or pass?
Having decided to concentrate solely on the M5 with a mix of Leica and Zeiss glass, I'm now going through the same process with my SLRs. I have a Leicaflex SL2 which I love and an R7 which I don't. The SL2 has an incredible viewfinder - I have not yet missed focus once - but is entirely manual but for street and low light work it's a bit slow (the latter especially - you can't see the matched needle without pressing the display light, which with your right finger removes you from the shutter).
There are a number of reasonably priced R8s around and I can use my 3 cam (but not ROM) lenses on one easily.
Is it worth buying, any issues to check out, personal impressions gratefully received!
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.