Kodak Professional is set to
launch a new version of its 16-megapixel DCS Pro Back digital camera back. The
new Kodak Professional DCS Pro Back Plus digital camera back, will deliver all
the resolution, functionality and portability found in the original model, but
new 'wider compatibility' means that now more photographers will be able to use
The 16-megapixel resolution creates versatile
48-megabyte image files and the back features untethered freedom of operation, a
fully featured LCD with histogram, new-generation software for exceptional
workflow and a host of other capabilities. Removable anti-aliasing and infrared
filters give photographers maximum flexibility. The Pro Back Plus's light
sensitivity is equivalent to ISO 100. It can capture an image every two
seconds, and store up to eight images before writing to either internal PC cards
or host computer via an IEEE 1394 'Firewire'.
Kodak say the back's new-generation software
understands how photographers work with images and greatly simplifies workflow.
Capture Studio software gets the best quality out of Pro Back Plus pictures with
timesaving, intuitive features that let professional photographers concentrate
on taking pictures.
Said Kodak Professional's UK capture manager, Ernesto
Jaconelli: "When we introduced the original Pro Back digital camera back, we
promised we would ultimately enable a wide variety of cameras so more
photographers could take advantage of its capabilities. The new Pro Back Plus,
available next month at a list price of 16,995, fulfils that pledge."
added: "Now almost any medium-format camera with an electronic shutter - and
several other camera models too - can reap the benefits of high-quality
16-megapixel resolution in this portable, affordable new unit".
New integrated electronic circuit boards and housings
incorporate a versatile shutter release port into the new Pro Back Plus camera
back. To extend compatibility even further, Kodak Professional has
developed new ES (electronic shutter) cables and worked on interface
modifications with a number of camera manufacturers. These innovations
promise the simplest connections, while the Pro Back Plus camera back's overall
design allows photographers to take advantage of digital imaging techniques
while using a familiar film camera.
The company has posted a compatibility guide on its
website to explain the proper interface between the Pro Back Plus digital camera
back and the following models:
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