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06-15-2016, 04:33 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Ricoh announces 4*5 film duplicator

PENTAX FILM DUPLICATOR 4x5An optional accessory for saving film images as digital data?RICOH IMAGING



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RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX FILM DUPLICATOR 4x5. Produced on order, this optional accessory saves the images on large 4x5-format (100mm by 125mm) film as digital files, by working in combination with a digital SLR camera, a macro lens and a dedicated flash unit.
Main Features

1. Compatibility with large 4x5-format film, for professional applications

Retaining all the convenient features of the PENTAX FILM DUPLICATOR (launched in May 2014), this accessory increases the maximum size of the images to be digitalized to the professional-standard 4x5 format (100mm by 125mm), from the previous 6x9 format (60mm by 90mm). It sandwiches the film between two sheets of anti-glare glass to minimize the effect of interference fringe. It also comes with an exclusive 4x5 film holder to keep the film flat during duplication work, even when working with warped film. The result is film images accurately reproduced as high-quality digital data. The film holder even improves work efficiency by allowing the user to place two 4x5 sheet films side by side and make a pair of duplicates at a time.

2. High-speed digitalization of film images

This accessory allows the user to easily duplicate the images found on the film, as if taking pictures of them. Unlike conventional film scanners, it doesn't require a lengthy read-out time, so it greatly reduces work time.

3. Outstanding versatility

The accessory provides an adjustable mount to accept a camera body and a flash unit, so it can be used with many different digital SLR cameras,* one of which the user may likely already own. It can make duplicates of various film images, from the small 35mm format, to the medium 120/220 formats, and even the large 4x5 format.
* The camera must have a distance of 105mm or shorter from its bottom to the optical axis (the center of the lens). The lens must have an outer diameter of 110mm or less.

4. Other features

  1. ・Digitalization of photographic data recorded on the outside edges of film, in addition to the image area
  2. ・Saving of negative images as normal images, with the application of inversion and color correction processes provided by commercial image processing software

Specifications

PENTAX FILM DUPLICATOR 4x5 Specifications Bellows maximum length approx.570mm Maximum length during usage approx.1210mm Dimensions approx.650mm(length) x 248mm(width) x 325mm(hight) Weight approx.5200g Maximum distance from camera bottom to optical axis approx.105mm Maximum outside diameter of lens approx.110mm


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What camera is this designed for?
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
What camera is this designed for?
It looks like it's designed to work with any DSLR/lens/flash combination that will fit. The release does say it works with "many different DSLR cameras".
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This is great! I would love to own one of these.

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Best used with the 645z probably 4:3 comes closer the 5:4 than 3:2
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Great stuff! I would totally use this and/or the previous model.

It's a shame they are so expensive though :-(
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What's the price on this one?
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You don't want to know I think

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799 from Ricoh in the UK, shown here with a K-3 attached Not sure if this is the same model, though...
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That's the one for MF op to 6x9cm
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
That's the one for MF op to 6x9cm
On the Ricoh website it says that it covers 35mm to 6x9, and shows a K-3 attached?
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It depends on the lens you mount on it. With a 100mm macro lens, you'd need to be miles away to cover a 4"x5" rectangle. I have a lot of problems with my home made set up scanning 120 film, didn't make the thing long enough. Perhaps the 35mm macro + K3ii + pixel shift?
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
On the Ricoh website it says that it covers 35mm to 6x9, and shows a K-3 attached?
It can take 35mm slides with an adapter. Which camera you use doesn't really matter. There wasn't a K-1 yet when this was launched. As long as the optical axis of the camera is less than 105mm from the bottom and the lens on it less than 11cm wide you can use it. This new one is just a more versatile version because it can take 4*5 (10*12.5cm) film. So if you buy this one you don't need the older one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
It can take 35mm slides with an adapter. Which camera you use doesn't really matter. There wasn't a K-1 yet when this was launched. As long as the optical axis of the camera is less than 105mm from the bottom and the lens on it less than 11cm wide you can use it. This new one is just a more versatile version because it can take 4*5 (10*12.5cm) film. So if you buy this one you don't need the older one.
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