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At 06:36 PM 6/28/99 -0700, David Spellman wrote: > > The digital scanbacks are exactly the same as a flatbed-type scanner, featuring >a moving CCD array bar that makes a total exposure from a series of "strips." The >only difference is that the optical system is that of the camera itself. Not entirely true, David. I made this same statement a few weeks ago on rec.photo, and was corrected by a sales/marketing person from SinarBron. He pointed out that their Leaf Volare, for example (rather extreme example, perhaps) uses a 6 MPixel CCD area array (2K x 3K pixels) having an area of 24 x 36 mm. The CCD array is made by Philips Semiconductor, and I even found the data sheet for it on Philip's web site. (Afraid to ask the cost!) I wonder if it's the same array that's used on the Kodak DCS-560/620? Clearly, some (if not most) of the digital scanning backs work as you described, and that would still be the way the get the maximum image size. However, you wouldn't be able to use it for anything other than studio or still-life work. rafe b. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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