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    R9 -Switching between DMR & film back

    Hi Folks,
    Just wondering who is using a R8 or R9 in both "worlds" - with DMR and with film?

    The switching process is not that painful, but I am wondering if it can have negative side effects on the mechanical stability of the DMR alignment from going back and forth.

    (Background: My R9/DMR had to go to Leica NJ for "alignment" of the back with the body).

    Any body doing that? Any experience?

    Of course I can still take my M7 instead, but sometimes it has to be a SLR and I love the feel of my R9.

    Peter

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    Re: R9 -Switching between DMR & film back

    My R8 is digital only. For film I prefer the Leicaflex SL for its amazing viewfinder.

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    Re: R9 -Switching between DMR & film back

    Once you get it together and working well, I wouldn't mess with it. You can find R8 pretty cheap now if you want to shoot film and have a backup body.

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    Re: R9 -Switching between DMR & film back

    I had no problems taking it off to shoot film, though I did not do it particularly often -- I love the R9 for film (it's all I have for it now), but I used an R6 in that role.
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