Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/03/03

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Subject: [Leica] Sensor cleaning revisited
From: vondauster at (Will von Dauster)
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 06:36:16 -0700
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On Mar 3, 2010, at 12:16 AM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> I also am leery of vibration systems and don't like how they are put in
> camrea which I am otherwise interested in as it seems to be a feature which
> is expected in cameras on a consumer level like high MP's.
> They are a consumer feature not a pro feature as far as I see it.
> I expect to see them in small plastic cameras.
> Photographers cleaned their own sensors for years before these  vibrating
> sensors came out I think they can continues doing so when the occasion
> arises to need to do so.

Respectfully disagree, speaking as a full-time professional with Oly, Nikon, 
and an M8 and M9. I've never had to clean the sensor on an Oly (currently 
the spiffy E-P1), my D700s, but have to regularly on the Ms. If they had an 
ultrasonic shaker, it would be an improvement IMO.

Will von Dauster

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