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  • #2003
    SilverStag
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    http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/10083101canonlargestsensor.asp

    I guess starlight is too bright for this thing. It gotta be about ISO 56,000 or better. Hand-held view cameras, anyone?

    #32913
    Kestrana
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    yikes!

    #32914
    ravnostic
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    That’s most excellent. Suck it, Nikon.

    #32915
    SilverStag
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    That’s most excellent. Suck it, Nikon.

    I agree that it’s most excellent, but was that last dig really necessary?

    #32916
    lokisbong
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    8 inches of sensor holy $#!++++ is right.
    whats it gonna be used for? Other than “the video recording of stars in the night sky and nocturnal animal behavior”

    #32917
    SilverStag
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    I want one to graft into my old 8×10 field camera body. That would be the impetus to get a lens for it, for sure!

    #32918
    sleeping
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    8 inches of sensor holy $#!++++ is right.
    whats it gonna be used for? Other than “the video recording of stars in the night sky and nocturnal animal behavior”

    Aerial reconnaissance would be my guess. The entire system with lenses and stuff is probably gigantic….

    #32919
    lokisbong
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    Oh thats seems like a likely use for sure. and yeah thats gonna be a big-ass camera

    #32920
    SilverStag
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    I sort of imagine it ending up in something kind of steampunk, like this:

    Click for Awesome size:

    Now *there’s* a macro lens! by pjern, on Flickr

    #32921
    chupathingie
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    Man, optics for that sensor are gonna cost a fortune. Imagine what it takes to fully illuminate a frame that size and keep a flat focal plane… but yeah, *droool* 😉

    #32922
    ravnostic
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    That’s most excellent. Suck it, Nikon.

    I agree that it’s most excellent, but was that last dig really necessary?

    Necessary, no, but quite Fark-like based on the headlines I read. Where’s everyone’s sense of humor lately?

    #32923
    orionid
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    I’ll take two. And my sense of humor went to the bathroom to drop some canons off at the pool. 😉

    #32924
    ravnostic
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    I’ll take two. And my sense of humor went to the bathroom to drop some canons off at the pool. 😉

    Two? I’d take 25 and network them into some astro-telescopic contraption (some adjustments would need to be done for proper curvature of light).

    Reminds me of a sign at a friends house: “Welcome to our ool. Notice there is no ‘P’ in it. Please keep it that way.”

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