Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/01

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Digital R-Module - hands on
From: s.jessurun95 at (animal)
Date: Fri Oct 1 01:45:26 2004
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On the Leica site there is a demo that shows the removal and fitting of the
back.Clearly they have designed a cover(with the red handle )that protects
that glass .

simon jessurun
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JCB" <>
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Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 9:30 PM
Subject: [Leica] RE: Digital R-Module - hands on

> At 11:41 AM 9/30/2004, Marc Attinasi wrote:
> >I must admit, it looks very simple in the pictures - almost too simple.
> What would you expect to see? Wires and electronic components hanging
> The sensor that you see is buried beneath glass. Under the glass is a low
> pass filter and possibly a ray bending prism glass so that you may use a
> leica 15mm lens and get a reasonable image out to the edge.
> The glass sensor cover will need a lot of cleaning and dust removal as
> digital sensors build up static and attract dust. One will want to mount
> the digital back in a clean environment. Likewise, changing lenses can
> to a dust problem since the dust gets in the mirror box and when the
> shutter is fires, it can migrate to the sensor surface. This has been the
> bane of digital interchangeable lens SLRs since their inception.
> As in Nikon, Canon, Kodak, and now Leica, SLRs, the glass sensor surface
> very robust as it must withstand a LOT of cleaning.
> JB
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