Minox processing services going digital?

Discussion in 'Minox' started by robert_wright, Feb 11, 2000.

  1. I just noticed submini.com has updated (or is in the process of updating) their web site, and it indicates they are digitally processing for printing. Some time back I received a mailer from Minoxlabs that they were about to start offering service of transfering "film to CD and the internet".

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    Does anyone know more details?
     
  2. Bob, I heard that both MPL and Submini.com are going digital. But
    detail is sketchy at this moment. I believe both are using
    Fuji machine.
     
  3. In England, some guys are experimenting using a digital camera with a
    special close-up lens to copy the minox 8x11 neg and then enlarge
    using photoshop. They can then transfer onto CD.

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    results are impressive, best on LX's.

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    Rumour in Europe that Minox are working on digital 8x11 continues...
     
  4. Digital 8x11? Egad! More money to set aside for toys! Actually a CCD
    chip from earlier astronomical projects is not much bigger, hence the
    adaptability and circuitry issues into a "C" size body may be do-
    able. Hmmm! Interesting.
     
  5. Re: Minox going digital.
    <p> I think this is quie pssible.
    <p> Leica Camera Inc, the parent company of Minox GmbH already jumped on the digital bandwagon. In 1998, Leica introduced the award winning Leica S1 high end digital camera.
    <p> Leica S1 has a CCD chip with resolution of 5140 s 5140 pixels and 36 bit depth. According to Leica, S1 cam creat a picture
    17" x 17" with dymanic range of 2000:1, ravals the best of 35mm transparancy.
    <p> Minox frame size is about 1/3 the linear dimension of 35 frame. A 1/3 slice from the Leica S1 CCD would have a resolution of 1720 x 2450 pixel or 4 megapixel.
    <p> Hence I believe a 4 megapixel Minox digital camera is possible, based on 1/3 of Leica S1 CCD chip.
    And from this "Minox S1" digital camera can produce a high quality 6x8" print ( about 1/3 of 17"x 17" from S1)
     
  6. I think you will find that the Leica S1 is a trilinear scanning
    camera (just like a scanner) and the CCD is not 5140 x 5140. It takes
    over 3 minutes for exposures.

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    Bob
     

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