The R8 design is a complete change compared with the conventional previous Leicas, either reflex or rangefinder ones. R8 is much larger and heftier than the earlier R series and with a totally new line of accessories. The R8 is almost fully compatible with the new Leica Digital Module R11-megapixel digital back. The bump above the prism has quite disappeared.
But, there is still a manual setting lens, a rewind crank and also a fast transport lever, etc. The R8 was the first R series camera to have no association with Minolta, and was a completely Leica design. This body won many prizes. Lenses: There are many R series lenses compatible with R8.Lens mount: Leica R bayonet with additional electrical contacts ("ROM contacts"). Shutter: Copal vertically running metal-leaf unit. Speeds: 32-1/8000, steplessly in automatic modes, or to 16 seconds in half-stop steps in manual mode, as well as Bulb. The flash X-sync speed is 1/250. Shutter release: on the shutter-speed dial, w/cable release socket.
The optional Motor-Drive gives additional front and vertical-grip releases. Operating modes: Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Program, and Flash.Metering methods: Selective (7mm central area), 6-element matrix, center-weighted, and flash TTL center-weighted. Exposure lock: By light press on shutter release. Exposure compensation: Plus or minus three stops in half-stop increments, using lever on left side of the eyepiece. Film speed range: Automatic DX coding ISO 25 through 5000; manual ISO 6 through 12,800. Metering range: 0.007125,000 cd/m³ (EV 4 through EV 20). Flash sync: Hotshoe center contact or external synch socket; first or second curtain sync, as well as strobe (multiple flashes) view. Flash X-sync 1/250 second or slower. TTL flash metering compatibility: Leica dedicated SF 24D flash unit and Metz units with Metz SCA 3501 adapter. Viewfinder coverage: 93%, magnification 0.75× with 50 mm lens. Self timer: 2 sec or 12 sec. Mirror pre-release: Selectable via switch; first shutter release press activates mirror, second activates shutter. Frame counter : In viewfinder and on rear cover LCD. Multiple exposures: Unlimited, with multiple exposure switch on body. Body: Cast zinc top plate, aluminum frame, synthetic base, rubber bottom; Weight 890g. Battery: 6v, 2× CR2 lithium battery (not included).
We are a UK camera dealer with over 50 years of trading. This Leica R8 is in superb condition, it has seen very little use. Has been checked & tested and is fully functioning. Leica R8 Body - Black Body Cap Original Leica Strap with connectors. Cannot say fairer than that!
This is one of many excellent lots we have this week, please check out my other items. We do try to keep postal costs to a minimum, but packaging materials are not cheap. Please do not ask us to mark your parcel as a'Gift' or fabricate the value of the item, as I would be committing an offence if I did. Please return within 14 days of receiving the item. The item "Leica R8 Body Classic 35mm SLR Black EXCELLENT CONDITION UK Camera Dealer" is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019.This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "chasnorman121" and is located in Tunbridge Wells. This item can be shipped worldwide.