Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/15

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Subject: RE: [Leica] A new era in SLR photography has arrived !
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 16:28:56 -0400

Dr. Black Tape wonder when we are all going to face digital reality and
realize that when a simple scan at2400 dpi of a Leica film image produces a
24-25 Meg file, and that produces an excellent print, but no exhibition
quality silver gelatin, the best of the digital field cameras are still a
veritable joke. Able to leap tall buildings at a single bound to produce an
image suitable for newspaper reproduction? Yup. Able to produce an image
that begins to compare in quality to that produced by Tri-X, your favorite
M3 with an early Summicron? No way.

On the other hand, Dr. BT notes, the F100 itself is one nifty little SLR.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Pascal
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 3:13 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: [Leica] A new era in SLR photography has arrived !
> A new era in SLR photography has arrived: Nikon has released full specs
> of the new Nikon Professional Digital SLR D1, based on the F5/F100 body.
> This is exciting news, but obviously only the beginning of a (r)evolution
> in SLR photography. The CCd is 23.7 x 15.6 mm with an 2,012 x 1,324
> effective pixels image (lens multiplier is 1.5x focal length).
> For those who are interestes, I have put a PDF file of the Nikon specs
> sheet on my webpages under "news and tests".
> Pascal
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