Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Re: Leica's Development and Management
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:05:36 -0600

>What is really happening is that folks are looking at the PC
>revolution and automatically assuming that Moore's Law will apply
>equally to CCD's.  This has not yet happened, and I feel that it
>probably will not for some time.

Patrick is right. CCDs in still cameras have to be perfect. One single
pixel out (currently the best have 2-6 million) and there is a color
problem. It's very difficult to manufacture such a CCD for professional
use. So it's going to take a long time for the prices on digital to come
down, where the quality is still good enough for professional use.
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.