Pentax film duplicator 4×5 announced

Ricoh announced a new Pentax film duplicator 4×5:

An optional accessory for saving film images as digital data

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX FILM DUPLICATOR 4×5. Produced on order, this optional accessory saves the images on large 4×5-format (100mm by 125mm) film as digital files, by working in combination with a digital SLR camera, a macro lens and a dedicated flash unit.

Main Features

Compatibility with large 4×5-format film, for professional applications

Retaining all the convenient features of the PENTAX FILM DUPLICATOR (launched in May 2014), this accessory increases the maximum size of the images to be digitalized to the professional-standard 4×5 format (100mm by 125mm), from the previous 6×9 format (60mm by 90mm). It sandwiches the film between two sheets of anti-glare glass to minimize the effect of interference fringe. It also comes with an exclusive 4×5 film holder to keep the film flat during duplication work, even when working with warped film. The result is film images accurately reproduced as high-quality digital data. The film holder even improves work efficiency by allowing the user to place two 4×5 sheet films side by side and make a pair of duplicates at a time.

High-speed digitalization of film images

This accessory allows the user to easily duplicate the images found on the film, as if taking pictures of them. Unlike conventional film scanners, it doesn’t require a lengthy read-out time, so it greatly reduces work time.

Outstanding versatility

The accessory provides an adjustable mount to accept a camera body and a flash unit, so it can be used with many different digital SLR cameras,* one of which the user may likely already own. It can make duplicates of various film images, from the small 35mm format, to the medium 120/220 formats, and even the large 4×5 format.

* The camera must have a distance of 105mm or shorter from its bottom to the optical axis (the center of the lens). The lens must have an outer diameter of 110mm or less.

Other features

  1. ・Digitalization of photographic data recorded on the outside edges of film, in addition to the image area
  2. ・Saving of negative images as normal images, with the application of inversion and color correction processes provided by commercial image processing software

Pentax film duplicator 4×5 specifications:

Bellows maximum length approx.570mm
Maximum length during usage approx.1210mm
Dimensions approx.650mm(length) x 248mm(width) x 325mm(hight)
Weight approx.5200g
Maximum distance from camera bottom to optical axis approx.105mm
Maximum outside diameter of lens approx.110mm
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