Higher Value — Super Models deliver more megabytes per dollar. A larger file capability gives the photographer more flexibility to efficiently handle assignments from product photography to repro copy work.

Larger Cropped Files — Large files can still be captured when severe cropping is needed for irregular subject formats (such as a mural or scroll). To gain additional depth of field, photographers have regularly reduced the size of the image on the ground glass. With film, this degraded the image quality, but with the Better Light scan back the resolution can be increased for the cropped area to provide the same quality as a full frame composition.

Increased Depth of Field & Exposure Efficiency — When moving the camera away from the set or changing to a shorter focal length lens and then cropping a smaller part of the available scan area, you will naturally get the benefit of added depth-of-field. In addition, in most cases there will be less loss of light from bellows factor and allow you to stop the lens down farther or reduce the scan time.

More Resolution Options — Occasionally, when photographing an ultra fine texture or weave a moiré pattern may occur. This moiré is a result of the subject texture and pixel pattern happening to be in a mathematical relationship that creates a moiré. Any physical change to this combination will eliminate the moiré – the simplest method is by a change in the resolution setting. The scan back does not produce the same moiré or color aliasing that is typical of single-shot digital cameras.

Less Noise — images have an apparent reduction of noise, resulting in “finer grain”, since there is more data samples per spatial unit because of the 14-bit Data Converters that are standard on the SuperModels. The lower “dark current” produced by the new K-2 CCDs have also noticeably improved the image quality.

Increased Confidence — You can feel comfortable with your investment decision knowing you have more than enough resolution to handle any type of client project. (It’s like having a car that will go to 140 mph, but the speed limit is 65 mph — it’s reassuring to know you can go faster if you really need to).