ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Aug 5 16:59:24 CDT 2005
> You can buy a 4x5 'digital back' for that camera. A quick google search
In principle, yes (it would fit, all my large format stuff has the
'international back'). In practice IO can't afford one. The cheapest I've
seen was \pounds 18000, jsut for the back (and control unit).
> brings up places that mention them, but I can't find a place that lists
> a typical price. I know they used to cost about the same as a luxury
> sports car, so it's probably not an online 'shopping cart' item to
I know somebody who'd used on, a decidedly more expensive one than that,
too. His comment was that it's a great replacement for the Polaroid back
, but that fine grain sheet film _still_ beats it. Even thought the
large format Polaroid film is expensive, I can still get quite a bit of
it for the price of the digital back.
 For those who don't know this sort of camera, they're very modular
and hackahle. You can put various things on the back -- a sheet film
holder (normally called a 'double dark slide'), a roll film holder,
Polaroid film holder, focussing/viewing screen, digital sensor, etc.
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