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PhotoPlus Expo Report

(February 2005) posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005

A sampling of new products introduced at PhotoPlus.

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The 23.7 x 15.6-mm CCD allows for
resolutions up to 3008 x 2000 pxl that
will produce output up to 16 x 20 in. The RD1
supports RAW (3008 x 2000 pxl) and
two JPEG modes (normal, 2240 x 1488
pxl; and high, 3008 x 2000 pxl); both
JPEG modes incorporate Epson's PRINT
Image Matching II technology.

Aimed at photojournalists, the R-D1
has modified the Rangefinder 's film
knobs and buttons, using them in a digital
way: the film rewind knob allows photographers
to scroll through images on the
LCD and the film advance lever recocks
the mechanical shutter after a digital
image has been taken.

The R-D1 features a 1.x viewfinder, a 2-
in. color LCD, and a Secure Digital memory
card (up to 1 GB). It also includes an Epson
RAW Plug-in, Epson RAW, and a tutorial DVD.

The street price is $2999, which
includes a 1-year warranty.

Cambo Wide DS-350 4x5

Designed for architectural and landscape
digital photographers who demand high-res
images, the Cambo Wide DS-350 4x5
camera from Calumet offers a wide-angle
digital solution that is portable and can be
used untethered with a digital back. It provides
the equivalent focal length of a
65mm lens on a 4x5 format or a 24mm
lens on a 35mm format.

The Wide DS system offers a "double
shift"?rise-and-fall and lateral"?for combined
vertical (front) and horizontal (rear)
movements for perspective control. The
DS-350 also features: a new Schneider Digitar
5.6/35mm lens; a rotating back, allow-
ing for a switch from horizontal to vertical
formats; an optical viewfinder with a 120"?
viewing angle; and an aluminum-alloy
body. The DS-350 accepts digital backs
such as Leaf, PhaseOne, Imacon, Eyelike,
or Sinar with mounts for the Hasselblad V
series, Hasselblad H1, Mimiya 645AFD, or
Contax 645-compatible backs.

The retail price of the Cambo Wide DS
350 is $4999 or $5499, depending on
mount. (Calumut Professional Imaging:

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