Digital 8x10 camera?

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Mainecoonmaniac, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Mainecoonmaniac

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    $106k for 12mp resolution, 75 micron pixels... that's what, 6lp/mm?
    But wait a few years! I find it interesting.
     
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    Dang...that's neat.

    As much as I like shooting film, I know it won't always be around. This is a step in the right direction with innovative products.

    The concept of a full size 8x10 (or 9x11 in this case) 'digital negative' would make an interesting workflow for a hybrid large format photographer. No more shooting small format digital, printing a negative and contact printing. With this, it would be the exact same size as you shot it.
     
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    Strange beast. I wonder what is the target market? Presumably there is one?
     
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    Yes, someone with $106,000 who also happens to be a photographer. :wink:
     
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    You can buy three dozen Deardorff V8s and three dozen 14" Gold Dot Dagors for $106k. You might even have enough left over for a box of Tri-X. You'll get a lot more than 12mp, too :smile:
     
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    Well, some of us are more philanthropic than others. I see you would like to help out some friends, acquaintances and possibly less-than-acquaintances-who-you-know-only-by-username-on-photrio with a Deardorff and Gold Dot Dagor. I'm ok with that - I suppose I can buy my own film.
     
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    Sorry, mine will be buried with me. :wink:
     
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    Can't afford one. If lotto cooperates...sure. Now that big sensor tech is growing, maybe they make a FF 6 x 6 sensor for the old film Hassy. I'd love to slap a 6mp FF back on my SWC...as long as it is affordable. Maybe $1200 or so for the back. Good project for India or China. Reliable and great IQ is a must. 6mp is almost double IQ what film neg is, so it would be fine to replace a film back.
     
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    Uh?
     
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    A 35 mm frame is roughly equal to 24mp.
     
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    ....oh god here we go......
     
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    this has been around for a while, there was a guy who had an 8x10 low-res sensor developed to replace 8x10 polaroid film for his use. Likely this is the same sensor.
     
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    yep, same guy.
     
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    Let's say, you use it to capture 1000 images. That comes to a cost of over $100 for each image.
     
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    Most development projects are expensive at the beginning. In less than a decade I bet you will be able to buy an 8x10 digi back for dirt cheap. I hope I'm around to use one. I can just imagine the DR and IQ will be stunning. If the demand is there, it will happen.
     
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    bill c, has been working on this project for a while.
    good to see he's getting some press on it !
     
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    That’s not too far away from Polaroid film prices these days :wink:
     
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    Love that shallow DOF, wonder what's involved in taking it out of the studio and into the field?
     
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    i wonder if they can make an adapter for lumedyne rechargable battery packs...
     
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    I predict these will be selling for US$1,000,000 when they're obsolete and very rare on the used (collector) market... in about three years. :D
     
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    for a hobbyist it might be a little expensive, but for someone using the camera for business to make $$, its a write off and they can charge a pretty good $$ for huge digital images
    made with it.
     
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    you wrote "using the camera for business to make $$"

    this is 8x10 monochrome 12MP

    8x10 full frame hi res (Tera-pixels) might find a market

    12MP images we know have a market (lo-res press such as some sports)

    put the two together and they don't add synergistically, they cancel out, because an 8x10 can't be used for on-the-run photography, and a 12MP image is no use to the hi-res boys and girls.

    I'm puzzled exactly which type of photographer would find this useful, I'm genuinely curious, am I missing something, can you suggest what "business" that might be?
     
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