Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] warning about plastic on base plate
From: "usinet.srlond" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 00:31:52 -0500

>Leica USA has informed me that the plastic should be removed from base as 
>it can cause static buildup which could in turn leave static discharge 
>marks on your film.  Particularly if the camera is used in cold or dry 

Gee, that sounds like a pretty serious problem.  I'd better go get my 
camera out of the bag and rip that plastic "leather" off the body... that 
could cause static buildup.  I'd better get rid of the frame counter, 
too.  Didn't somebody say that's plastic?

This theory sounds a little suspicious to me.  Was this coming from 
marketing or somebody else?   Even if the plastic obtained a static 
charge, it isn't coming in contact with the film.  And since the body of 
the camera is metal, it is not going to become charged itself from that 
little strip.