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Old October 15th 05, 05:41 PM
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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera? I could think of a several vintage bodies
where a digital back could be fitted. Basically anyone where the back door
can come off. Maybe when the market is saturated one of the makers might
take this on?


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Old October 16th 05, 02:46 AM
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"David J. Littleboy" wrote in message
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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for
Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera? I could think of a several vintage

bodies
where a digital back could be fitted. Basically anyone where the back
door
can come off. Maybe when the market is saturated one of the makers

might
take this on?


There's no point. If you can afford a digital back, a new shiny MF system
will seem like a very small amount of spare change. One digital back used

to
come with a free Mamiya 645AF, and Rollei was (recently, they may still

be)
offering a 'deal' on a 6008 system in which the camera + back was about

the
same as the list price of the back.

But we all know that the prices on these backs will continue to decline.
Just look at PCs. At some point the market will saturate and then (I hope)
some of these manufacturers will look into making backs for some of these
other systems.


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Old October 16th 05, 03:02 AM
Robert C.
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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for
Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera? I could think of a several vintage bodies
where a digital back could be fitted. Basically anyone where the back
door
can come off. Maybe when the market is saturated one of the makers might
take this on?



Or for that matter, a digital insert for the Mamiya M645? Bring back life
into a very good camera system.

~Robert C.


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Old October 16th 05, 03:34 AM
David J. Littleboy
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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for
Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera? I could think of a several vintage bodies
where a digital back could be fitted. Basically anyone where the back
door
can come off. Maybe when the market is saturated one of the makers might
take this on?

There's no point. If you can afford a digital back, a new shiny MF system
will seem like a very small amount of spare change. One digital back used to
come with a free Mamiya 645AF, and Rollei was (recently, they may still be)
offering a 'deal' on a 6008 system in which the camera + back was about the
same as the list price of the back.

David J. Littleboy
Tokyo, Japan


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Old October 16th 05, 06:20 AM
David J. Littleboy
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But we all know that the prices on these backs will continue to decline.
Just look at PCs. At some point the market will saturate and then (I
hope)
some of these manufacturers will look into making backs for some of these
other systems.


You're getting ahead of things by at least ten if not 15 years. For
starters, prices don't fall on things that aren't mass market, and there's
no indication that MF is ever going to become mass market again...

David J. Littleboy
Tokyo, Japan


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Old October 16th 05, 11:31 PM
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But we all know that the prices on these backs will continue to decline.
Just look at PCs. At some point the market will saturate and then (I
hope)
some of these manufacturers will look into making backs for some of these
other systems.


They don't make rollfilm backs today for the million Iota's that were made.
What makes you think they will make digital backs for later-made, obsolete
cameras?


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Old October 17th 05, 12:03 AM
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David J. Littleboy wrote:
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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for
Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera? I could think of a several vintage bodies
where a digital back could be fitted. Basically anyone where the back
door
can come off. Maybe when the market is saturated one of the makers might
take this on?


There's no point. If you can afford a digital back, a new shiny MF system
will seem like a very small amount of spare change. One digital back used to
come with a free Mamiya 645AF, and Rollei was (recently, they may still be)
offering a 'deal' on a 6008 system in which the camera + back was about the
same as the list price of the back.

David J. Littleboy
Tokyo, Japan

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Old October 17th 05, 04:26 AM
Stacey
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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for
Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera?


Never.
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Stacey
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Old October 17th 05, 11:29 PM
MXP
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Digiback exist for the Hasselblad 500 series?
Imacon or Phase One.....or both?

When the digiworld has been mature and a company can see a market for
making a digiback for a common old camera......then why not?
It will be cheaper and cheaper to manufature digibacks. The pro 35mm bodies
are are much cheaper today then a few years back.

Epson did make a body for Leica M mount? ...and then why not for
39 or 42mm screw mount?

If I want to I can use my Hasselblad lenses on e.g. a Nikon D70. I have an
adapter
from Hasselblad to Nikon F. I know it is not MF......but it is still
possible. I know a
shift adapter exist.....so with that I could use the larger image circle of
the MF lenses.

Max

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What I want to know is when are we going to see digital backs for
Rolleiflex
TLRs and other vintage camera? I could think of a several vintage bodies
where a digital back could be fitted. Basically anyone where the back
door
can come off. Maybe when the market is saturated one of the makers might
take this on?




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Old October 17th 05, 11:41 PM
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"MXP" wrote:

Hasselblad lenses on e.g. a Nikon D70


See:

http://www.novoflex.com/english/html/products.htm

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