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dlashier

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Kodak to discontinue ProBack Models
« on: January 20, 2004, 05:34:51 AM »

I think MF backs will become (remain?) a niche market simply because DSLRs are becoming so good and because the equations on 'enlargeability' have changed with digital. Dynamic range remains a compelling reason but I suspect this advantage won't last long.

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2004, 03:38:47 PM »

IMO, if Kodak is going to stop production of MF backs it is because they aren't selling.  Then, why aren't they selling?
It ain't because of image quality, or bulk of MF gear, but because of the enormous cost.  Plain & simple.
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Kodak to discontinue ProBack Models
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2004, 05:13:00 PM »

But don't worry Michael, Kodak will continue to honor all warranties for the ProBack line.

Kodak wants to concentrate on 35mm style DSLR bodies for the future since DSLRs already rival film in both 35mm and medium formats.  

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_p...cid=7-6451-6648  

Also, I read a few weeks back that Mamiya is working on an all digital medium format camera for release later this year. A prototype may be displayed at PMA, but certainly by Photokina.
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Kodak to discontinue ProBack Models
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004, 01:28:31 PM »

I think the DSLR will become the de facto digital standard for 'pro/committed' photographers. Size of the DSLR will be predicated by the size of the sensor it has to accommodate. Expect a lot of systems to be based roughly around 35mm size simply because that is what is most numerous and established. Kodak are bowing to the inevitable on this one.
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