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SL66/SLX-6008 digital back
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Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:47 pm
Just a brief update now :
Extensive 'BrainStorming' has lead us to a basic design concept:
The SL66 DB will be as functional as the camera it self. No bells or whistles, as if you are shooting with film . The aesthetics of the camera will remain unchanged. The imaging output will blow the 'competition' away, our development team owns several digital imaging patents, until now only available to very specific scientific applications, they incorporate a range of image quality improvements unheard off in the normal photographic world, some of those will be incorporated in our design.
Please register your interest by replying to this forum post so we can keep you informed about the developments.
SL66 digital back
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:14 am
Sounds like a winner, keep up the great work.
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:56 am
This looks like a great start. I'm really looking forward to the coming developments, and will postpone my decision about upgrading my Blad, in case I can get comparable or even better quality and features for my SL66E, which is a superior camera.
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:01 pm
This sounds fantastic. I am perfectly fine with "no bells and whistles", as long as some kind of display doesn't count as such...
As for image quality: for me, the "normal" level of current DBs would suffice, at least in terms of resolution - I for myself would't want to pay more than necessary for DB that only shows its potential in certain situations with the s-planar.
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:02 am
well, well, definitely this is going to be interesting..i start paraying for the cost factor to be kept under control... and i do am interested!
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:51 pm
I'm interested. The landscape/portrait facility on a 40mm x 55mm sensor would be almost as good as 6x6 ends up being most of the time. Keep me posted.
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:47 am
Please add me to the list of the interested persons (have a SL66E and SE)
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Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:28 am
Sounds like a very interesting project. Certainly not something I can afford as a student, but I am very interested in a solution for my 6008 that I will be able to afford later.
One idea to keep costs low, if it has not been patented... I have a 14 year old digital camera (Agfa Actioncam, similar to Minolta RD-175) that is ~1.5MP, a lot for its time. However, they managed to keep the costs lower than it would have been by not using 1 sensor with 1.5MP, but 3 sensors with .5MP, each of them slightly shifted with respect to the others so that merging all three .5MP images could give a 1.5MP. I do not know if that could be applied to a digital back today, or if that idea is definitely a technology of the past...
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:32 am
digital back for 6008i
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:23 am
Count me in.
I'm keen to have a digital back for my 6008i. I love using it, as I love my Sony A900 and Leica M6 - each is great at its own job. But a digital back would make me use my Rollei more.
Please admin could we have a list of what is available at present from Phase One, Imacon or whatever.
Thanks for invaluable service.
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:25 am
Currently none of the big Digital manufacturers offer a solution for our beloved SL66. That is why I searched a specialized DB maker. Found one but as it looks now it is a dead end. To expensive and to little numbers to make it economical. I am now searching and perhaps found ... an option to use the lenses for digital anyway. This would keep the camera as it is and have an extra system with our lenses for digital. Stay tuned !!
Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:22 am
Yes I am interested. Whether I can afford it, is another question.
Thanks and Regards,