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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), December 01, 2001.
By today's standard, Leica R8 is no state of art, othewise, probably best made in Japan.
-- martin tai (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 02, 2001.