Leica R8 SLR Camera Body Black Excellent Condition. Multiple exposure switch is broken off and missing (Pic #2 &3). When the R8 was released in 1996, it represented a major break in R-series camera. From the Minolta-inspired R3 through R7 and was much bigger and heavier.
And solid build quality, while others complained that it was too bulky for small hands. The R8 was the first R-series camera that was entirely developed and styled by Leica and had no association with Minolta. Was available in either Silver chrome or Black chrome finishes until it was replaced by the Leica R9. Some Leica aficionados consider the R9 to be a minor modification of the R8 and claim that it would have better been named "R8.2".The Leica R8 brought a number of welcome innovations to the R-system. It incorporated sophisticated flash metering, several exposure automation modes, a number of manual exposure modes, and a. The latter has an eye-level, fixed prism, and interchangeable viewscreens. Inside the viewfinder, an LCD display below the image shows automation mode and meter pattern, aperture, shutter speed and frame counter. Viewing is at full aperture, with DOF preview. The standard viewscreen has a coarse central microprism area and central split-image focusing aid, with a matte focusing area on the remainder of the screen. Are available for the R8: (i) a plain-ground glass screen for extreme close-up photography and shooting with very long focal lengths; (ii) a micro-prism screen to further facilitate composition; (iii) a full-field ground glass screen with a grip that is designed for architecture photography or document reproduction; and (iv) a clear-glass focusing screen for scientific photography, including astrophotography. Diopter correction with a range of +2 to 2 diopters is built-in. The camera has an electronically-timed, vertical-travel.
It offers speeds in half-stop intervals from 16 seconds to 1/8000s in m and T modes, as well as continuously-variable speeds from 32 seconds to 1/8000s in A and P modes. In addition, the R8 has a bulb ("B") setting. With additional electrical "ROM contacts".
Copal focal plane, electronic, metallic curtain shutter; 1/8000s to 32s. Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual exposure modes, and flash.
Selective (7mm central area), 6-element matrix, center-weighted, and flash TTL center-weighted metering. Viewfinder with 0.75x magnification and 93% coverage. Ground glass, interchangeable viewfinder screen. Hotshoe flash control; 1/250s, TTL-metering; first or second curtain sync, as well as strobe (multiple flashes). Exposure compensation from -3EV to +3EV (in half-stop increments).
ISO range from 25 to 5000, automatic DX film speed recognition (ISO 25 to 12800) with manual overwrite. Rear cover LCD showing frame counter, flash readiness, film speed, selftimer operation, and battery condition. Film transport by manual lever or via optional Motor-Winder-R8 (2 frames/s) or Motor-Drive-R8 (4.5 frames/s). Dimensions: 158 x 101 x 62mm (width x height x depth).
The R8 has three alternative. A switch controls the choice.
Metering is achieved through a photodiode placed in the camera base. The metering sensitivity ranges from EV -4 to EV 20 in selective metering mode, and from EV -2 to EV 20 in the multi-pattern and integral metering modes. Full-field integral metering covers the entire view without any weighting of particular areas, multi-pattern provides a matrix-weighting of the scene, while selective metering measures the incoming light only for the area that is indicated by the outer frame of the focusing circle, which has a diameter of 7mm. Any of the metering modes can be used in any of the exposure program modes (fully automatic, aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual). With an 1/250s X-sync time.
The camera has a flash hot shoe on top with contacts for SCA-3501 compatible flash units. The R8 also supports 1st or 2nd shutter curtain flash.
In addition, the camera has an "F" mode that makes it possible to meter the flash exposure before making the actual exposure. When used, the deviation from the correct overall exposure is indicated in the viewfinder and on the back cover display, so that the photographer can adjust the shutter speed and aperture accordingly. Compared with the predecessor, the Leica R7. The R8 has a number of. The mirror lock-up can be activated without any optional accessories, and the self-timer offers two options for exposure delay: 2s and 12s.Also, the R8 has an automated film charging mechanism, such that a fresh film only has to be placed in position, but without attaching the end of the film strip to the film transport spindle. The item "Leica R8 SLR Camera Body Black Excellent Condition" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "concourse" and is located in Flushing, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.