Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Digilux info and interesting R8 fact.
From: Vick Ko <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 11:59:55 -0500
References: <001501c07d7b$fb619660$3d121840@computer> <>

Welcome to the new age.

A lot of products have EEPROMS programmed to store historical and
usage information, and are dumped on command, usually for maintenance
or trouble-shooting purposes.  A lot of the data is very basic, due
to memory constraints.  In my work, I specify and design this kind
of stuff.

Now - if the R8 chip stored records of all the previously taken
photos, now we're talking sexy technology.....

I feel better and better with my M's and SL's - and I'm keeping a
very very close eye on the R, and that ROM lens.  For now, the ROM
lens cap is on tight, and it never is stored mated to the R (which
has a battery.)      ;-)


S Dimitrov wrote:

> A snitch chip, how German. Does that mean the camera could be subpoenaed
> as an informant?
> Slobodan
> "Sal DiMarco,Jr." wrote:
> >
> > LUGgers, LEGgers, and LRFers,
> >
> >     While visiting LeicaUSA in Northvale on Friday, I discovered, the latest
> > version of the Digilux was discontinued apparently by Fuji. Roger Horn,
> > President of Leica USA, wanted to order another thousand and was told no
> > more would be available and no word on the replacement.
> >     I suggest you watch out for the next Fuji upgrade, and a few months
> > later there should be a new Digilux.
> >     As for the R8....
> >     My R8 needed a minor tweaking, and when Ernst Hartmann, head of the
> > repair department returned it to me, he noted how much I used the camera.
> > Since it was not bearing any new dents of scratches, I asked how he knew.
> >     He revealed, their R8 electronic test equipment tells them how many
> > times the camera has been fired.
> >     My two year old R8 has been fired about 27,000 times up from 19,000 the
> > last time they had it. (that's about 220 rolls from the last time they
> > checked it in April of 2000.)
> >     I don't know if this internal counter was talked about before, but I
> > found it neat.
> > Happy Snaps,
> > Sal

In reply to: Message from "Sal DiMarco,Jr." <> ([Leica] Digilux info and interesting R8 fact.)
Message from S Dimitrov <> (Re: [Leica] Digilux info and interesting R8 fact.)