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Digital back for Pentax 645n?

Darren Holmes , May 25, 2001; 04:16 p.m.

Hello,

I know it doesn't exist, but....anyone heard of plans for a digital back for the Pentax 645n?

Now THAT would be nice....

Responses

andrew schank , May 25, 2001; 10:02 p.m.

It would have to be more of a "digital insert", as of course the backs are not interchangeable on the P645's. It seems like the price of quality medium format scanners is coming down, and for now, that will have to be the "digital back" for many of us 2 1/4 shooters.

peter nelson , May 29, 2001; 01:15 p.m.

What would the point be?

The wole raison d'etre of medium format is the larger format. No one is even close to making a 60mmx45mm CCD or CMOS array and that's the smallest of the MF formats! So why not just shoot a digital "35"?

Darren Holmes , May 29, 2001; 01:42 p.m.

My main reasons for considering a digital insert for the 645n would be:

-The price of digital imaging is dropping significantly -I wouldn't need to purchase a digital camera of another brand and associated lenses.

Just juggling ideas. I don't need a 12MP imager. If an insert were available I would consider it, depending on the price.

Daniel Bergmann , Aug 05, 2001; 07:14 a.m.

Phase One makes digital backs for Contax and Mamiya 645, but not the Pentax. Propably because the Pentax uses inserts instead of changeable backs. The cost is around 17.000 usd, where I live. Their website is www.phaseone.com

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