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The LEICA S1 digital camera from 1997
Old 01-06-2007   #1
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The LEICA S1 digital camera from 1997

This is just for the story, the first (?) digital LEICA S1 from 1997.
I found the brochure in some old papers wile i was cleaning up my dark room.
Interesting to see how things are changing and the price to, this camera-body was sold for 15.370 EURO (1997) the M8 for 4.200 EURO...

File size 76 Mb
5140 x 5140 pix = 44 cm x 44 cm @ 300 dpi
12 bit colourdepth
D-max 3.3
ISO 50
Wight : 3,6 kg.
And last but not least an E55 IRa filter was included...

Here are the first five pages in the next post, the last three.
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File Type: jpg LEICA S1 2.jpg (140.4 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg LEICA S1 3.jpg (141.7 KB, 38 views)
File Type: jpg LEICA S1 4.jpg (137.4 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg LEICA S1 5.jpg (156.5 KB, 36 views)
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I seem to remember that this camera was tethered, it could only be used in a studio and with a cable to a computer.

Also, I bought a Leica Digilux (1.5MP) at about the same time. Made by Fuji. It's still useful for eBay photos.
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Here are the last 3 ones.
Look at the disign, nothing to compare with the M3, but not bad at all for the wight of 3,6 Kg...
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