Designed exclusively for combination with the world's most advanced 24x36mm digital camera backs, the new Horseman DigiFlex II utilizes all advanced features and functions of high-end digital camera backs. Together, they constitute an unbeatable tool for today's most demanding tasks.
Performance, functionality, portability, virtually limitless system flexibility -- an SLR that now, with its own built-in CPU, elevates you to new heights of professionalism in digital photography...
Use your Nikon lenses + Leaf C-Most camerabag with this DigiflexII device.
You can read the full story Here:
Now this is digital, full frame and professional!
I am inquiring about pricing now and will be back with the info...
One of the Belgian Nikonians
#1. "RE: DigiFlexII from Horseman" | In response to Reply # 0darrellyoung Registered since 21st Apr 2006Mon 07-Oct-02 11:16 PM
I was a bit worried about the camera you were speaking of...since this is a Nikon based forum.
Then I looked at the camera, and was amazed to see that they have chosen to use the F-Mount Nikkors. Another amazing Hybrid Nikon (in a sense, since the true essence of a picture is the lens)
What is the world coming to?
#2. "RE: DigiFlexII from Horseman" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberTue 08-Oct-02 04:05 AM
Got $10,000 or more for one of the digital medium format backs? This might make sense for someone with an existing digital medium format system and a bunch of Nikon equipment looking for something to do, but this is a stone age SLR by comparison to any of the existing Nikon mount DSLR bodies.
A Horseman Digiflex (not the II model) runs $4200 with no back. This is more than the predicted street price of the Kodak 14n. The Kodak has its 14 megapixel digital capability built into the camera. The Horseman relies on a digital back designed for a medium format camera. The Kodak DCS back is very nice with an LCD display for only $14,000. The 16 megapixel chip of the Kodak back would be cropped down from the square 36x36 proportions to 24x36mm and deliver about 5 fewer megapixels. Then the DCS back will deliver a burst rate of 1 frame every 2 seconds for up to 4 images.
$18,000 for an 11 megapixel big, primitive camera? I'll wait for the Kodak, thanks...
#3. "RE: DigiFlexII from Horseman" | In response to Reply # 2LucVN Basic MemberThu 10-Oct-02 08:45 AM
Just an informative post, a little bit different from "What should be my next lens/body" type of thing.
Some friends of mine are using this range of equipment in a studio environment to shoot packshots of jewelry, cars, fashion etc...
This is the very high end of digital photography with F-mount lenses.
Just an informative post, a little bit different from "What should be my next lens or body" type of thing.
One of the Belgian Nikonians
#4. "RE: DigiFlexII from Horseman" | In response to Reply # 3BJNicholls Charter MemberThu 10-Oct-02 03:08 PM
This is an interesting post to be sure, and the Horseman is popular for studio work. It's not very clear at the website what the intended purpose of the camera is, nor how much it costs. If you're doing studio work you could probably cost justify it assuming you already invested in a medium format digital back.
It will be interesting to see if Horseman can keep the $4K price on the body once the Kodak 14n hits the market. I'd bet they lower the price significantly, it looks like they may have some room on pricing considering the basic nature of the camera itself. Otherwise, I think even studio photographers who already own high-end backs would put the $4K into a more flexible and capable camera.