Medium format back prices ludicrous

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    Ad hominem is it?

    Are you being deliberately time warped? Did your DSLR exist in 2000?

    The line of questioning is "what were people using before the world was
    blessed with digital?".

    And people managed to print large and otherwise get on with life.

    I can still print to 24 x 24 inches from a 6x6 slide and unless you get
    stupidly cozy with it you can't see grain detail at all.

    I never claimed that a late model DSLR wasn't better than a given size
    of film, but nobody really cares when the print is viewed at an
    appropriate distance.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 30, 2011
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  2. RichA

    John A. Guest

    I think you're confusing me with the person who posted what you
    quoted.
     
    John A., Jan 30, 2011
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  3. Not to mention confusing that monopoly requires state intervention with
    capitalism.
     
    Robert Peirce, Jan 30, 2011
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  4. RichA

    peter Guest


    Huh!
    Did you mean that monopoly is a possible result of LACK of state
    interference with capitalism
     
    peter, Jan 30, 2011
    #44
  5. RichA

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Nor from the skid of a helicopter out at sea in a gale.
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 30, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    So, we need different tools for different assignments & circumstances.
    Yet it is possible to create a 1.24TB image with Gigapan equipment and a DSLR.
    < http://gigapan.org/gigapans/fullscreen/66626/ >

    Statistics:
    Image dimension: 887276 (w) x 306908 (h)
Date taken: May 25,
    2010
Shooting time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Date stitched: Sept 20, 2010
Date
    open to public: Dec 20, 2010
Raw image size: 1.24 TB
Raw cropped image
    size: 1.09 TB
Total pixels: 272.31 G
Horizontal viewing angle: 175
    degree
Vertical viewing angle: 65 degree (+5 degree to -60
    degree)
Total shots: 12,000 (150 columns and 80 rows)
Lens: Canon 400mm
    F5.6 and 2X tele-converter
Camera: Canon 7D (18M pixels per
    image)
Estimated overlap: 28% (set to 25%)
Average time per image:
    2.4s
Estimated optical pixels: 112G pixels
Projection: spherical
     
    Savageduck, Jan 30, 2011
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    bugbear Guest

    yeah - quoting issues. I apologise for associating you with
    Rich's views!

    BugBear
     
    bugbear, Jan 31, 2011
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  8. The price of an entry level spaceship? 4,265 lb of steel,
    aluminum, electronics, base metals, rubber, etc. ---
    $290 million?[1] The same as 6592.407 MF backs?
    Indeed. When they could have bought you more MF backs than
    you could ever use.
    Mercury wasn't radiation hardened nor had a computer on
    board. They used film cameras. And with the low number
    being built, it was practically all R&D.

    -Wolfgang

    [1] The Mercury project, 20 capsules built, cost 2.9 billion
    in 2010-US dollars.
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Feb 3, 2011
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