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TrueWide Sliding Back Camera

DISCONTINUED SEPTEMBER 2010 - NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION

The Kapture Group TrueWide Digital sliding back camera is available in several 35mm lens mounts. Mounts include Nikon F, Canon FD, Leica R, Olympus and Contax. The included digital back interface plate is available in Hasselblad-V, Mamiya 645AFD or Contax 645 mount. The 3 mounting options are designed to attach your digital back in either the portrait or landscape orientation.


TrueWide Digital Sliding Back Camera Body Includes:

  • Sliding back mounts are available in:

    Hasselblad-V (Universal)

    Contax 645
    Mamiya 645AF

  • The drop-in inserts can be quickly rotated from portrait to landscape in less than 5 seconds.

  • Integrated Copal #3 shutter for superior results! Low vibration and proven reliability make it the natural choice.

  • Kapture Group Sliding Back adapters incorporate a bright custom Maxwell Precision Optics focus screen. When ordering please specify your digital back model number so the correct screened mask can be installed.The image area is screened for both landscape and portrait orientation.

  • Choice of lens mount adapter for Nikon F, Contax, Canon FD, Pentax, Minolta, Olympus or Leica R. (Others available by special order)

  • Four accurate integrated horizontal and vertical levels.

  • Built in viewfinder adapter is designed to accept Hasselblad viewfinders or you may specify the viewfinder adapter for the Sinar articulating viewfinder

  • Lens mount rotates 90 degrees to accommodate vertical or horizontal mounting of your digital back. Ultra wide-angle lenses with fixed "petal-type" lens shades might otherwise vignette.

  • Custom fitted hard case included.

Applications and Options:

  • True wide-angle digital photography

  • Macro photography

  • Sliding back accepts all Hasselblad viewfinders

  • Easy and bright focus for composition

  • Great location camera

  • Optional OneShot Cable Release for all Phase One digital backs, Leaf Valeo 6 , Leaf C-Most and Kodak Pro Back Plus.


The photo to the right was shot at Photokina 2000 using the TrueWide Sliding Back Camera and a Nikon 28mm shift lens. It was a 2 capture shot stitched together manually in Photoshop. For the first shot the lens was shifted all the way down. For the second shot the lens was rotated 180 degrees or shifted all the way up. The current PhotoShop CS3 will do the 16 bit stitching for you automatically using the photomerge feature.

 

 

 

 

 

Featured photographer Jim Maguire
and the TrueWide Digital Camera


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Nikkor shift lens not included

Cat # KG-006 - $2995.00

The Kapture Group TrueWide Digital sliding back camera supports 35mm lenses with mounts available for Nikon, Canon FD, Leica R, Olympus, Contax. The included digital back interface plate is available in either Hasselblad-V, Mamiya 645AFD or Contax 645 mount. All 3 mounting options listed above are designed to attach your digital back in the portrait or landscape position.

The integrated quick release system allows 90 degree rotation of your digital back without having to detach it from the rotatable drop-in insert. The TrueWide incorporates an integrated Copal #3 shutter for superior results, low vibration and proven reliability . The TrueWide Sliding Back Camera also accepts all Hasselblad viewfinders.

Simplicity in design and function make the TrueWide an ideal studio and location camera for high end digital photography. The TrueWide incorporates both horizontal and vertical levels. The bright focusing screen slides into place for precision focusing and depth of field preview. Your digital back then slides into place for image capture. Both the focus and capture positions have positive detent. The TrueWide lens mount rotates 90 degrees to accommodate vertical shots with ultra wide-angle lenses without having to change the camera's orientation. Positive detents hold your lens firmly in place after rotation.

The TrueWide is truly a precision instrument for studio and location photography. Combine the TrueWide with various wide-angle shift lenses or even the Micro-Nikkor 85mm f2.8 tilt shift and you've got instant view camera performance. We can even set you up with the viewfinder adapter for the Sinar articulating viewfinder at no additional charge.

OneShot cable release holder
shown above

Please note: The TrueWide is an outstanding camera when used in the studio with electronic flash at all shutter speeds. There is however an issue with the some of the newer chips when shooting in ambient light with a TrueWide. A shutter speed of 1/30 second or slower may be required to avoid possible ghosting of the shutter blades in the image. In the studio however when using electronic flash this is NOT an issue and any shutter speed can be used because the shutter blades are always completely open when the shutter flash sync fires.