R8: Portugal vs Germany

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Hi, I'm about to purchase a new R8(which are now built in Portugal) and wondering if there's any real difference (build quality or otherwise) between the German or Portugal R8? Any input would be MUCH appreciated-Thanks, Nick

-- Nicolas Doe Kane (NKL111@Yahoo.com), December 01, 2001


Absolutely none. The "made in Germany" R8s were actually made in Portugal too.

-- John Collier (jbcollier@powersurfr.com), December 01, 2001.

It would be save to buy one "Made in Portugal" since early "German" ones had various electrical problems that would not interface with the new R8 motor.

-- ray tai (razerx@netvigator.com), December 01, 2001.

By today's standard, Leica R8 is no state of art, othewise, probably best made in Japan.

-- martin tai (martin.tai@capcanada.com), December 02, 2001.

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