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Old 11-09-2007, 03:30 PM
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gigapixel camera

http://www.cliffordross.com/R1/gigapixel.html

"The camera, called the R-1 (R for Ross), looks oddly rigged, like something out of Dr. Seuss, and almost like an antique viewfinder camera on legs. In fact, Mr. Ross pulls a cloth over his head and the back of his contraption when he takes a picture. But with this camera that he concocted out of 60-year-old camera parts, mirrors, a microscope and other items - none of them digital - Mr. Ross has taken photographs on 9-by-18-inch negatives that when slowly processed by hand and digitally scanned contain 100 times as much data as the average professional digital camera."

"What grabbed them were photographs Mr. Ross took that allowed them to see with astonishing clarity a tiny footpath on the top of a Colorado mountain seven miles from the camera."

click on the "Image Detail" link to the left
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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Yes...
The 35mm Leica format film offers more than 30Mpixels resolution
This of course depends on lens quality, processing etc.
The bigger formats have obviously a lot more...
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:56 PM
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sure there might be 'better' cameras on the market but for a 'home made' job thats amazing
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Old 18-09-2007, 10:10 PM
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sure there might be 'better' cameras on the market but for a 'home made' job thats amazing
chuck one of these on the back of a large format will get you pretty close.

www.betterlight.com

8,000 x 3 “effective pixels” on the sensor
15,990 sampling positions
383,760,000 “total number of effective pixels”
384 megapixels
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Old 18-09-2007, 11:41 PM
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chuck one of these on the back of a large format will get you pretty close.

www.betterlight.com
That link only goes to a site selling 3 styles of lights
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Old 19-09-2007, 01:15 AM
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lol i typed in betterlight.co.uk and tried to edit it to betterlight.com

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