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    NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    Website here:

    http://rencay.com/index-e.html

    Not much information, not even price or date of release.
    But stated scan size makes it seem like it
    could be called Digital Large Format for real.

    Mat

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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    I ten years they'll be saying "can you still get software for that?"

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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    And it can also be used to scan. I'm interested in hearing more. Especially the scan speed and price!

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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    I ten years they'll be saying "can you still get software for that?"
    similar to "can you still get film for that?"
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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    I'm surprised to see this.
    It seems like for most practical purposes scan backs were killed off about 10 years ago.
    It would make a great scanner. But so would simply buying a real scanner.
    I suspect the price is astronomical.

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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    I don't see why scan backs have to be terribly expensive, though I fear this one will be. I'm not sure why scan backs died off, I guess since single-shot backs are good enough for commercial applications and film is still available for artists and hobbyists.

    It's interesting that there is also a 320MP version. If that one is affordable, and if it's a real 320MP, it could be a winner.

    If it works well as both a scanner and an LF back, it would be a great tool. And it's nice to see some more options out there for those of us who like view cameras.

    If it works well with normal LF lenses (which it may due to the larger scan area) then you'll save a ton of money on lenses.

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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    Here's more info. It's in German and has prices. http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/320...cks-von-Rencay
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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    ouch! 22K.
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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    The numbers are strange. I can do a scan of an 8x10 at 8,000 (at 2666ppi), and get 26660 x 21328. This is supposedly similar, his are 26600x16000. That should equal 425.6 megapixels. How does he get 1.28 Gigapixels? The file, at that size (in my case 568 megapixels) is 24 Gigabytes, quite a bit for PShop. But where does he get those Gigas?

    Also, the price of the larger oner is 32.900 Euros. That's $44,259.87 in US Dollars...

    Yeah, ouch...

    Lenny
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    Re: NEW SCAN BACK: Rencay 1,38 GigaPixel 70x120mm

    For that kind of coin I would for sure like a built in display screen so I could shoot unteathered in the field.
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    Kirk

    at age 70:
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    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep"

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