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Discussion in 'Leica Camera Chat' started by Col. Hogan, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    What is the difference between the R series and the M series Leica cameras?
  2. Clive

    Clive Well-Known Member

    R series are SLRs, M series are rangefinders with the Leica M bayonet mount which replaced the Leica screw mount. As far as I know, only Leitz lenses will fit the SLR R series, bur now Konica RF Hexar and Voigtlander Bessa T rangefinder cameras have the M-mount, and the Voigtlander Bessa B has the Leica screw mount. These screw mount lenses can be fitted to an M mount camera with a simple adaptor.
  3. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Don't believe a word that Clive tells you Diane. The R stands for Really Awful and the M stands for whatever the German is for Crap, (Muchencrappen or something like that I think)
    Aw c'mon Diane, Would I lie to you?

  4. SCT

    SCT Well-Known Member

    M stands for Müll. German for rubish.

    R stands for Raum. German for room.

    Put them togather and you have Müllraum.

    And I have one of these in the Untergeschoss. It is very big. Bit like the the cameras.

    Steve C Thompson <img src="/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif">
  5. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    R stands for Rich which although not essential, is helpfull if you want to buy one.
    M stands for Millionaire which is absolutely essential if you want to collect the M series.

    P stands for piss off which is probably what Clive and Brian are about to tell me to when they read this.

    Big(G for gone)Will
  6. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Oi,... I told you to stand in the corner Will, so just go and do as you're told, You know what happens when you get mixed up with the Leica gang.

  7. Clive

    Clive Well-Known Member

    La Paz, Monday evening
    Sundance, Where are you?
    This is a note from Bolivia - not quite what we expected. Lost BigWill on the way here. What's all this about R&M? Anyway, now we are Rich Millionnaires we can afford to buy a Canon Gas Fire 'cos it's bloody cold here. Anyway, having a sodding awful time - wish you were here.
    Rich Butch
  8. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Sorry Butch had to get rid of the posse. Now where are all these Canon critters? I'm ready to take them out Butch. What do you reckon? I guess about 1/250th at f5.6.


    P.S. I'm going to shoot both of them where it really hurts, always knew that Macro Elmarit would come in handy.
  9. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Waddaya mean F5.6, you low down, Leica slingin' layabouts? Nothing slower than f0.95 will get you anywhere near us Canon boys, even without Big Will.
    Gotta give the Big Lad credit though, he's a fighter alright. He's responding well to the I/V Bushmills. Could be back in action before sundown then you Leica boys are gonna get it, just you wait 'n' see

    Canon(you've been warned)ball

    Bye the way, Don't yer mean S&M?
  10. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Had a Canon f0.95 lense once, used it for burning holes in butterfly wings, about the only thing it was good for. But Geoff let that be a warning to you, thats the sort of ruthless people you're up against. Come on punk make my day. Mind you, I suppose if I mentioned slapping leather Will might have a relapse.


    Geoff should'nt you be in bed?
  11. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    D'ya mean you got me out of bed to tell me that?

    Canon(Scared half to death)ball
  12. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder


    Is this how you repay all the kindness and generosity which you have received from the Leica lads. Well it's certainly churlish and decidedly ill mannered, the abject behaviour of an utter cad. Therefore we would ask that you remove your loathsome person forthwith. Take that other low life form with you as well. And kindly do not slam the door, you might wake Clive up.

  13. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Aah! you've done it now Will.
    Old Clive's cried himself to sleep, and now Brian's spit his dummy out!
    Any idea who he's referring to as low-life?
    Who or what ever, It's bloody rich don't you think Will? Talk about the kettle calling the bloody frying pan?
    Lets get out of here Will and let those old farts bore themselves stupid.

    Canon(Run for it Will)ball
  14. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Let sleeping Clives lie is what I say. He'll only waken up with a snort and launch into one of his diatribes about Canons and then go all misty eyed and start waxing lyrical about his Nikon again. No, best to play something soothing by Bach and let him drift off into oblivion in his bath chair.
    Big(removing his loathsome person forthwith)Will
  15. Clive

    Clive Well-Known Member

    Snort...who's playing Air on a G String? Did someone mention the f0.95? Been waiting for that old raspberry to come up for a long time - surprised it took so long. Think I'll throw some ZZZZZZZZZZZs.
  16. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    Not me, although it was played at my wedding. Couldn't convince them to play Darth Vader's theme (the Imperial March). Rats.

    Time to add some fuel to this fire. Why are the R series cameras cheaper than the M series? Do they still make the R series?
  17. Clive

    Clive Well-Known Member

    Yes, Diane, current models being the R6.2 and the R8. Not sure of current prices but always thought the two series' prices were similar.
  18. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Reckon Diane was talking about some of the older series rangefinder cameras which are regarded as collectable and hence very pricey (strange that the SLR's are'nt! Probably not been in production long enough). Now, if I just hold on to my Lubitel for a couple of years.....
  19. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Good news Will, Lubitel prices have started to rocket. I saw one a few weeks back advertised at £25

    Geoff<img src="/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif">
  20. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Thats great news Geoff, why in a couple of hundred years that means it should be worth about oooh £27.50!
    Big(I knew I was on to a winner!)Will

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