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    8x10 digital capture back

    Start the wailing and the gnashing of teeth.

    http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2011/08/...-capture-back/

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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    I hope I didnt damage my compiuer will all this drool.

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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    "in the low six figures"..........my mouth went dry.
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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    Scary thing is that there probably are ten amateur photographers who would pay that.

    And then take really boring pictures with it.

    The thing that is goofy is there are no pictures from from the back itself. For all we know it generates a 1024 x 818 jpg, hahaha.

    Still, the Impossible Project is selling old 8x10 Polaroid for $43 a sheet, compared to the $15 per he used in rationalizing it.

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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    And he's just using it for proofing!
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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    And he's just using it for proofing!
    That was the part that got me. Because he's running out of Polaroid for proofing, if I scanned the article accurately.

    I wonder what the file size of a scan from that is??
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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    So this is his work?

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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    Yup, he needs an 810 digital back.
    Him and a handful of other guys.
    Not my style, but much of what he does is frickin' awesome.
    With that client list, he's right to have two of those backs.

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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    The biggest sensor I've seen data sheets for was a (IIRC) 24MP 5x5". If that sensor has a similarly low (or even proportionally lower) resolution, it won't be of much use as a 8x10" film replacement - no wonder it is a proofing solution only.

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    Re: 8x10 digital capture back

    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    And he's just using it for proofing!
    That was the part that got me. Because he's running out of Polaroid for proofing, if I scanned the article accurately.

    I wonder what the file size of a scan from that is??
    He mentions the file size in the comments: "a bit over 10MP; when cropped to correspond to 8×10 the final image size is 3285 x 2611"

    I enjoyed his comment about how his clients love to receive 8x10 film.

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