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36mmx36mm digital back and 36mmx24mm DSLR

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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 11:30:43 PM

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A 36mmx36mm digital back costs about $10K. A Kodak DCS 14/x costs about
$3500, but add the lenses (85/f1.4, 50/f1.4, 28/f1.4 and a 80~200/f2.8
zoom) total would be close to $10K too.

The problem with the 36mmx36mm back is the 1.5x factor, that makes me
short of the wide angle (I have 120 format, 180mm/80mm/50mm). The
problem with the 35mmDSLR is that I have to either leave the 120 format
at home, or to carry the two monster systems.

Can't make decision. Or maybe I should put aside the digital for a
while?
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 2:52:14 PM

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einst_stein@yahoo.com wrote:
> A 36mmx36mm digital back costs about $10K. A Kodak DCS 14/x costs about
> $3500, but add the lenses (85/f1.4, 50/f1.4, 28/f1.4 and a 80~200/f2.8
> zoom) total would be close to $10K too.

> The problem with the 36mmx36mm back is the 1.5x factor, that makes me
> short of the wide angle (I have 120 format, 180mm/80mm/50mm). The
> problem with the 35mmDSLR is that I have to either leave the 120 format
> at home, or to carry the two monster systems.

> Can't make decision. Or maybe I should put aside the digital for a
> while?

The solution would surely be larger back, at 36x49 mm. That gets you
90% of your wide angle film. Is the problem that you really need the
square format?

Andrew.
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