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Subject: Re: John P: Your digital back has arrived! (was Re: [OM] Re: Why Oly is in a ...
From: gma <gma@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 23:57:19 -0700

Paul D. Farrar wrote:

> http://www.sinarbron.com/sinarcam_intro.htm
> It's a Sinarcam. The lens is the Zuiko 35-80 relabeled as a "Digital
> Sinaron". The back is a Leaf (scanning?). It's a studio-still-life-only
> affair, as it takes three shots consecutively (R, G, &B) and records
> directly to a PC.
> Some of the larger imaging chips, such as the Loral in S2 backs are sized
> right for 35mm lenses. A 3*3cm chip has the same image circle size as a
> 24*36mm frame.
> Most digital cameras use smaller chips, though. I wouldn't be surprised if
> Olympus introduced a smaller format, autofocus, interchangeable-lens digital
> SLR system before long. It might have an OM lens adaptor, but your 21mm f/2
> would become a normal lens!
> For another solution, look at http://www.imagek.com/
> Paul Farrar

Quite interesting, Paul.  Had no idea the imagek was in the works.  Interesting
solution.  Also, fact that Sinar picked Zuiko says a lot.


PS If my 21 is a normal, I'm excited to think what my 250 would be!

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