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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!
Fotodiox just announced the RhinoCam, a new camera system that enables photographers at any level to capture the dramatic detail and sharpness only available with a sensor three times larger than even a high-end full-frame 35mm sensor. It delivers stunning 140+ megapixel images while offering photographers their choice of low-cost sensor options and classic lenses.

Via an interchangeable lens mount, RhinoCam couples either a Pentax 645, Mamiya 645, or Hasselblad V medium format lens with a Sony NEX series camera. The built-in Composition Screen enables photographers to preview the composed shot. The lens remains firmly in place while the RhinoCam’s moving platform positions the NEX sensor for multiple precisely-positioned exposures. RhinoCam also mounts directly onto a 4x5 board to open up additional possibilities with wider angle lenses, tilt shifts, bellows systems and more.

For more info, visit Fotodiox.com







Mar 06, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


Awesome!!


Mar 06, 2013 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


Hey....I've done this handheld on Micro 4/3 with no 'back' before.

Like this image, which is like using a 59mm f/0.9 lens on the RhinoCam, but was taken by merging 64 images on my GH2 with Rokinon 85/1.4. And my file was 465 megapixels!







(Ok, this might be a LITTLE easier and simpler to use.)




Mar 06, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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Pretty cool. When is the Fujifilm X-series version going to be released?


Mar 06, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
Pretty cool. When is the Fujifilm X-series version going to be released?


+1

Glad I've already got my M645 glass lined up the way I want it. ... I hear prices for MF glass changing already.



Mar 06, 2013 at 08:34 PM
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Cool product, I'm surprised it took so long for something like this to show up. My first thought when seeing the first NEX was "This is like a mini digital back and you could do some neat things with it".

This is my solution to the problem, lightweigt and sturdy (and ugly ) "panoramic head" for the NEX... and you don't even need a medium format lens. Composing is a problem though.










Mar 06, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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Yeah, I wonder if the only real difference is that you're doing (when using the RhinoThingy) a flat-field stitch instead of a spherical one. The former is certainly simpler to calculate, but computers are fast these days. . .

You get to use MF lenses, which of course has lots of ups and downs.

I think the 4x5 option is the most interesting - it's tempting now to get a LF setup and use this with it and my Nex-7.



Mar 06, 2013 at 08:38 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
Pretty cool. When is the Fujifilm X-series version going to be released?

RustyBug wrote:
+1

Glad I've already got my M645 glass lined up the way I want it. ... I hear prices for MF glass changing already.


Good point, I hadn't thought of that. My bases are covered, too - with an M645 image circle!



Mar 06, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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I find the 4x5 option the most interesting also. I can't find any information on this, and they aren't answering their phone, but does the rhinocam just fit on the ground glass area of a 4x5 camera? If so, I can't wait to get all my movements back!


Mar 06, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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Need one for Nikon Coolpix A .


Mar 06, 2013 at 08:57 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


I already have an EOS revolving mount/slider plate for my 4x5 Sinar f2.
Dunno what extra this thingy would give me.
It's only doing stitches anyway, as anyone could already perform.
Though, as posted earlier, perhaps in a more controlled way.



Mar 06, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
Pretty cool. When is the Fujifilm X-series version going to be released?



NEVER GET A NEX.



Mar 06, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


Guess I bought my Mamiya 645 lenses at the right time. They might be going up in price if demand for this is high!

Would be interesting to try the 35mm with the mirex TS for a 140MP shot.



Mar 06, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


I'd imagine the biggest difference would be indexed stops for the shifting and a 'viewfinder' screen for composition.

From looking at the website it takes 8 vertical shots to composite for the 140mp image.

Also looks like they will make adaptors for other camera systems. One image has 'for NEX' on the camera mount. Certainly suggests that it will have some additional camera adaptors for othre m4/3 or EOS m, etc.



Mar 06, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


It's this just flat field stitching - which we went through years ago with the Studiotool on a Sinar P1 4x5 camera by moving the rear standard around?

Still got the Studiotool if anyone is interested 😄

Henrik

Ps: for canon



Mar 06, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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So if you go with the Mamiya 645 which focal length (I know you can use any of them, but lets say you only want one). Also I guess you would stay away from a focal plane shutter?? Yes/ no, opinions please.
Thanks, John



Mar 06, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


Good thing, best part is probably ability to actually compose image. Which is pretty much guesswork when you stitch regular way.

Tho price is comparable with Mirex if Im correct.



Mar 06, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


The M645 one to have, besides the limited use 200mm APO, is the 120mm f4 macro.


Mar 06, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


If you've got an M645 mount, you might as well pick up the 85/2.8 N to go with whatever else you have: very cheap, compact, and quite good. The 150/2.8A is a cheaper and lighter alternative that's most of the way to the 200/2.8 Apo in image quality, and often easier to handle (the 200/2.8 is big enough that I really wish it had a lens collar). The 80/4 macro is good, too (though hilariously large compared to the small optical cell size).


Mar 06, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · RhinoCam: 645 Medium Format back with Sony NEX body!


Great for shooting at noon when the light doesn't change. :-)


Mar 06, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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