Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/21

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Subject: Shutters in digital cameras - was RE: [Leica] RE: The M7d
From: "Austin Franklin" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 15:24:58 -0500

Hi Jim,

> But just so you are a little more informed, digital sensors do "not"
> require a shutter...

I agree with that, since I do know how digital sensors work...but...the high
end SLR cameras (like the Canon D30) do have a shutter in them.  What,
exactly, do you believe they are using the shutter for?  The mirror, more or
less, protects the CCD when changing lenses...could it be for dust?



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