I want medium format!

Started Aug 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
noirdesir Forum Pro • Posts: 13,381
Re: born out of pure ignorance.

Joseph S Wisniewski wrote:

How much do you know about the sensor industry? I'll bet that you're ignorant of the fact that the current owners of the old Kodak and DALSA sensor operations are getting ready to phase out sensor sales to customers as small as Phase One and Leica, killing off the medium format digital market at the source. Think it can't happen? It's exactly what happened to the 4x5 scan back industry. Ask Mike over at Better Light.

Those companies produce what the aerospace and document handling industries want, and if a big enough customer in another industry comes along, they "repurpose" parts. The document handling industry has already changed over to small sensors, and the aerospace customers have moved to designs that don't adapt to civilian photography.

Could Leica commission its own 'MF' sensor as they did with the M9? Or did this only work because CMOSIS was already selling sensors in the same size, the CMV20000 and the CHR70M?

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