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    LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Looks like it's finally become a reality.

    Monochrome version only at this point. 6.7 MP, 4.7 x 5.5 inch capture area. $26,000.

    http://largesense.com/index.php/prod...ital-back-ls45

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Amazing news. Was wandering how to burn this $26k pocket change myself.

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    6.7 megapixels? Wow, that's almost as much as an obsolete cell phone camera...
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Plenty for your Petzval...

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    I’m trying to understand the technical benefit. Is it that with such large pixels you get a very high native sensitivity/very low noise?

    I’m also confused by how the colour version will work. How much “effective” resolution will you get if you only start with 6.7MP monochrome?

    Not that I could afford this thing anyway even if it turns out to be awesome, but anyway.

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Plenty for your Petzval...
    Only for internet posts. Petzvals are among the sharpest lenses in the image center.
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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Only for internet posts. Petzvals are among the sharpest lenses in the image center.
    Fair point!

    I think the 8x10 (9x11, actually) is more interesting at 26MP and with less need for enlargement, but of course the cost will be even further out of reach.

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Just curious, the example pics on the linked URL shows that a Schneider Kreuznach G-Claron 9/305
    has swirly bokeh like a petzval ?

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    Re: LargeSense LS45 now available for purchase

    Anyone know what the sensor specs are? Is it appropriated from some other piece of equipment? X-Ray machine perhaps? Given the size and resolution could it be a smaller sensor connected with a fiber array to the focal plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Tilden View Post
    Anyone know what the sensor specs are? Is it appropriated from some other piece of equipment? X-Ray machine perhaps? Given the size and resolution could it be a smaller sensor connected with a fiber array to the focal plane?
    From the linked page:

    Specifications:
    • 4.7 x 5.5 inch high sensitivity, large pixel digital sensor
    • 6.7 Mega Pixels - 6,720,000 pixels
    • 50-micron pixel size (these are very large)
    • Live view for easy focusing
    • WiFi for remote viewing and control
    • Video mode with an optional 1920 x 1080. Up to 28 fps. Video output options TIFFs, DNGs, CinemaDNG, JPEGs, h.264
    • 14-bit AD
    • No CFA, no AA, and no micro lenses. This allows large movements without affecting edge image quality.
    • Output to DNG, TIFF, and JPEG
    • Media: SD card slot, USB 3.1 external drive, internal 1,500 GB SSD
    • Tethered operation, by CAT5 cable or WiFi
    • The sensor plane is around 22mm behind what would be the film plan for the Graflok model. This may affect SLRs, but assumed not mirrorless cameras.
    • Dust - The sensor is large and can pick up dust. It is easy to remove the bellows and clean the sensor. Also, an FFC frame can be taken before a photo session, which works very well in removing most dust. The FFC frame is incorporated into the camera software.
    • All specifications subject to change

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