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I’ve always wanted a digital back for some fun cheapy cameras like my Holga. it would be a ton of fun to put an inexpensive digital back on one and play with the setup.
Anyone seen this done before? Or have ideas how to do this?
It’s been done. Digital backs are awesome (I use one with a Contax 645) but they’re still very expensive and the technology lags far behind what Canon or Sony are doing with smaller sensors and bigger R&D budgets. A ten year old back, complete with SCSI ports, still costs more than a current DSLR.
It’s such a niche market it’s hard to imagine them becoming much cheaper any time soon. Even at the high end there’s some doubt about the future of modular digital backs; both Nikon and Canon have recently given hints about moving into medium format for the first time ever, and they’ll probably go the route of Pentax or Leica with sensors fully integrated into the camera body.
In the meantime, the “classical” medium format companies are all consolidating or hitting hard times. Phase One and Mamiya/Leaf might as well be the same company now, and Hasselblad is flailing wildly after being sold to a private equity firm. Leica has taken over Sinar. Who’s left?
Fortunately film still works fine : )