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Is it true the Leica R8 body is now being produced in Portugal? Is the body stamped 'Made in Portugal' and with what serial number did this begin?
-- Stephen Dominick (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 21, 2001
My R8 (S/N 2,75x,xxx)says "Portugal"; however I have seen references that previous R8's were mostly assembled in Portugal then shipped to Solms for attachment of the top plate. I don't know if that is truth or fiction. What I do know is that the R8's labelled Germany had their share of glitches and breakdowns, so unless you're hedging the very unlikely possibility of a future collectible, I would be inclined to go for the Portugal R8 simply because a new unit will come with a substantial warranty.
-- Jay (email@example.com), November 21, 2001.
R8 versions and serial numbers
-- Lucien (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 2001.
M6s are also "preassembled" in Portugal
-- martin tai (email@example.com), November 22, 2001.