Leica R8 Black

Leica R8 body in good condition.


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Leica R8 Black details

The Leica R8 is a manual focus 35 mm single-lens reflex cameras produced by the German firm Leica as the final models of their R series. Development of the R8 began in 1990, the camera was introduced at the 1996 photokina trade show and was succeeded by the similar Leica R9 in 2002.

Both can be fitted with the Digital Modul R (DMR) digital back (discontinued in 2007) and used as a digital camera making them the only 35 mm SLRs to take a user-installable digital back. The Leica R8 was the first R-series camera to have no association with Minolta, being solely a Leica design and showing a clear stylistic change compared to prior bodies.

The Leica R8 was designed for the more avid amateur and pro photography market. Because of its price point this is still the case. The thing with Leica is that you buy them for life. Meaning that this object is not something that is used once and forgotten but will be used for decades to come. Therefore a new owner of this piece of art is going to have a lifetime of fun and their children and grandchildren will probable be able to use it as well.

Our promise

Every pre-owned item you get, goes through a thorough inspection process by no-digital technicians to assure quality and comes with an extended warranty as well as a return period.

How we rate

Our grading system is respected as the industry standard, offering an option for every need and budget. The grading system criteria are used whether buying or selling cameras or other equipment. Learn more about our grading & inspection process. All ratings are made by no-digital’s top-rated technicians and all equipment is guaranteed to work (except for ‘as is’).

Where we ship

When you buy your products from us, we can ship it across Europe. It is also possible to ship cameras & lenses to the UK, and usually the USA & Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia too. For more information about shipments, please have a look at our support page.

Grade of this Leica R8 Black


We inspect all cameras before we put them on sale here. All equipment is guaranteed to work (except for products rated as-is). Want to understand what this grade means? Read the details on our grading page.


Serial number


Production year

Unknown (1996-)

Camera body style

Series / Lens mount

Camera film format



Focus type

Light meter

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