WOW, Now that's a big sensor.

Started Aug 31, 2010 | Discussions thread
Joergen Geerds Senior Member • Posts: 1,758
Re: spy satellite

dmanthree wrote:

jman32 wrote:

a sensor that size needs HUGE lenses. the cost of the sensor and lenses not to mention the RD are in the 8 figure range if not more. i am willing to bet that this was commissioned by the US government for a spy satellite.

the only other option is NASA and they dont have the money

That's my guess. Can you think of a better use for this than spy photos? Maybe a new generation of the Hubbell telescope? Anyway, I agree that given the cost to produce the sensor and the incredible cost of the custom lenses require to cover that large of an image area, governments are the only likely customers.

see below. this sensor fits into any regular 8x10 view camera with regular lenses.

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