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George W.
16-Feb-2010, 14:46
Looks like a high precision copy camera,
realized on a Sinar basis:
http://www.toyoview.co.jp/sub16.html

Any idea if this is just a prototype, or if this is
readily available?

Bill Burk
16-Feb-2010, 17:44
From the markings in CM it looks like two different adapters for 8x10. Looks like they are designed to let you use your 4 x 5 digital backs on an 8x10 camera. One adapter looks like it shifts in 3 steps across for panorama stitches effectively 5 x 12 and the other shifts both horizontally and vertically for 4 stitches for effective 8 x 10. Looks like rubberized shutter curtains cleverly cover the open spaces.

Oren Grad
16-Feb-2010, 17:59
The Japanese text says that it's a custom-built sliding adapter for a Phase One digital scanning back.

Discoman
16-Feb-2010, 18:13
The Japanese text says that it's a custom-built sliding adapter for a Phase One digital scanning back.

i was going to give a guess and say it looks like a custom unit.

George W.
16-Feb-2010, 23:01
Japanese to English Translation:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toyoview.co.jp%2Fsub16.html&sl=ja&tl=en