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05-24-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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These guys are crazy!

Mamiya DM-56 DM Series Digital Back 322-056 B&H Photo Video

Why would you spend $26,000 for a dig back when you could buy 2-1/2 Pentax 645's?

I was hoping Pentax would make digital backs for the 645N @ maybe $3,000. But $26,000...that is crazy!!

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I guess it's got more MP and a bigger sensor...but MUCH more expensive! I bet it's not as easy to work with as the 645D also.
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the main interest of back like this, is that you can mount them on older camera, and not only the one that are sold now.
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Maybe people who buy them have a collection of very nice, excellent quality glass and want to continue using them instead of switching systems.

At that level, I doubt you buy, probably lease instead.

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Have you seen the PhaseOne stuff? Up to 80MP. Much of this stuff is for institutions, not individual pros...
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Mamiya DM-56 DM Series Digital Back 322-056 B&H Photo Video

Why would you spend $26,000 for a dig back when you could buy 2-1/2 Pentax 645's?

I was hoping Pentax would make digital backs for the 645N @ maybe $3,000. But $26,000...that is crazy!!
It is a bigger sensor. It has a higher resolution. Why are you surprised at the cost?

I don't think you are ever going to get a MFDB for $3000, except maybe used. And not a very good one.

If you have $3K, then the D800 is your best choice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
Have you seen the PhaseOne stuff? Up to 80MP. Much of this stuff is for institutions, not individual pros...
Really? I would check out the GetDPI and Luminous Landscape forums. There are individuals that use them there. But not all are pros...

BTW, Hasselblad has a 200MP camera that uses pixel shifting technology.
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Have you seen the PhaseOne stuff? Up to 80MP. Much of this stuff is for institutions, not individual pros...
Don't know?

Mamaya has a 6 x 7 dig 80mp for $35,000. (I think??) Just glossed over it and did not pay much attention after I saw the price. Is that the phase one cam?

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Really? I would check out the GetDPI and Luminous Landscape forums. There are individuals that use them there. But not all are pros...

BTW, Hasselblad has a 200MP camera that uses pixel shifting technology.

Luminous wouldn't let me in!

These mp's are all too big for me anyway. Hassy is always leading the field it seems.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Yamanobori Quote
It is a bigger sensor. It has a higher resolution. Why are you surprised at the cost?

I don't think you are ever going to get a MFDB for $3000, except maybe used. And not a very good one.

If you have $3K, then the D800 is your best choice.
PhaseOne has a trade-in program for the backs, then they sell the used ones -- for $15K & up...

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