Every 3 years it seems we need a new DSLR. Some say that DSLRs have caught up to digital back quality, but they’re not quite there yet. With MultiStitch that barrier has been broken.
My 16MP Imacon Back was AWESOME…until the Canon 5D2 arrived, and just like that, $20K was replaced by $3K. I sold it, planning to rent a DB if I needed one; but quickly learned I did not.
- MultiStitch has reduced my rental expenses by 90%.
When I tested MultiStitch with a Canon 5D, I was stunned by the huge 43MP file. I tested directly against a Leaf 28MP back and laughed… The MultiStitch image was better. You can still use a 12-year-old 12.7MP camera to shoot jobs today. With a 5DMK2 you will produce 72MP files using a 42 x 66mm imaging area.
MultiStitch for DSLRs is not for wide angle use. Lenses about 110mm and longer can be used, with longer lenses allowing more freedom for camera movements.
The recently introduced MultiStitch for Graflock / universal is available for Full-Frame and APS-C DSLRs, & even Mirrorless cameras from Sony, Leica and others. By using adapters meant to allow the use of your Canon and Nikon lenses on mirrorless cameras like Sony’s NEX-7 you can use them as digital capture units on your 4×5.
A Sony A7-R will produce stitched image files that are over 100 MP, larger than any digital back on the market today for a much smaller investment than a new DSLR.
Simple to learn and easy to use.
MultiStitch comes with a ground glass mask for composing. Unlike sliders it shoots horizontal and vertical, does not block camera movements, with no cranks to turn or loose bits to misplace. The integrated MultiVent protects your DSLR from bellows pressure and dust when focusing.
Compose on your ground-glass, swap it with MultiStitch, and refocus using the DSLR eyepiece or live view. Exposures are made using the 4×5 lens’ aperture and your DSLR’s shutter. You can shoot extreme macros with your DSLR at f90 if you want to. Your DSLR is now a digital capture back on steroids.