Quote Originally Posted by jdef
I've read that the XD-11 chassis is similar to some of the Leica SLRs
AFAIK it is the same as the R4 - it was the electronics etc that were different - though there is a story that Leitz bought Minolta zooms, rejected 85% of them, and completely stripped them down and rebuilt them in order that they could be badged 'Made in Germany'.

Hope this helps,