Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/01

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Infrared filter
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 15:50:30 -0400

> The story is funny but totally false according to the french review
> Chasseur d'images (n=B0 207, p.168 : "the summer rumor").They have
> tested the
> cam with a female model and the result is not convincing.They say that =
> you want to see the anatomy of the model, you had better ask a favour o=
> her !
> Dominique Pellissier

That may or may not be so. This story has been around for months, and ran=
U.S. papers when the camera first hit stores in the states. The story was
that if you used the "night" mode in full daylight, it could "see through=
clothing, and Sony promptly withdrew it to make a fix that would prevent

I read this reported as fact - which does not necessarily make it so. It =
be true, or it may be an urban legend on a par with Kentucky Fried Rat, t=
Baby In The Microwave, and the Spiders In The Buddle-Yum.

Did any LUGer actually see an early version of this camera, or a televisi=
story demonstrating its "abilities?"