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FredBGG

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Nikon files patent for 35mm digital backs.
« on: December 21, 2012, 01:07:53 AM »

Nikon files patent for 35mm digital backs.

Nikon files patent for 35mm digital backs.

Why am I posting this here?  Well this makes a digital stitch back based on a D800e type sensor for medium format backs
a real possibility. Even a 4 shot digital back for 6x7 and 6x8 cameras.

This would be a great option for landscape photographers, product photographers and more.

Even more important being that it is a digital back application it would be self contained electronics so not like trying to pull a sensor out of a D800.

Also just think of all the hypsters going around with Nikon F cameras with a digiback on it.

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gerald.d

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Re: Nikon files patent for 35mm digital backs.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 03:44:38 AM »

Something is nagging away at the back of my brain regarding this.

I'm sure Nikon are not the first company to announce something like this.
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Petrus

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Re: Nikon files patent for 35mm digital backs.
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 03:58:44 AM »

There has already been add-on digital backs for SLRs, even one from Leica. Those times passed 10 years ago.

Nikon is not patenting a digital back, but some adjustment systems for precise sensor placement in existing 135 film cameras.

I doubt if anything comes out of this in the end. Back alone would end up costing more than a decent DSLR and would be clumsy and heavy. Not worth it, but patenting things is comparatively cheap.
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