July 7, 2009

Mus-scan

We are proud to present you the photos made with one of the worlds largest format digital camera...

Professional reporters use full frame 24 x 36 mm CCD, in fashion photograpy it can get to middle format 60 x 60 mm digital backs. They are all a bunch of amateurs compared to Muslauf, our digital back is HUGE 210 x 297 mm. It is more than 140 times the size of CCD in average consumer camera, 7o times the full frame (Leica) and almost 20 times the middle format (Hasselblad)... Our camera has the capabilities of tilt-shift photography and other goodies... This kind of equipment makes Photoshop obsolete.

I hope you will like the photos and have as much fun as we did taking them.


It takes some time to scan a picture and we made some use of it. (This one was scanned from the roof of moving car, and the bike riders followed the car on the same distance...)


Scanner takes pictures in very wide spectre of light including infra red... Colour images could be made with use of rather expensive filters. Until then it is more or less purple.


Bending space and time in warp speed.


detail


It's a snake, o snake...


fixed gear tandem


Find a bug!


Rogmaraton preparing to bunny-hop.


Keki trying hard to escape gravitational forces of the black hole.


Rogmaraton going for Warp 4...


... and crash!


Cleaning the mess after collision.


Multiplying a bike on the roof of the Rog bicycle factory.

Much more Mus-scans.


This is how this scan-photos were made, the device, the team and ridiculous scenes.



The making of...


Photos by Muslauf team:
sveti jebem, subtilen, rogmaraton & keki


Godspeed!

5 comments:

subtilen said...

fun!

trashcore said...

Insane! It looks hilarious.

Dan said...

Brilliant! Off to ebay to buy a cheap scanner....

Fury said...

very cool!

sveti jebem said...

Thanks you.

@Dan, don't buy just any scanner, be careful to find a scanner using CIS sensor, not a CCD. CCD ones use system of mirrors, so the CCD is the size of web cameras, useless. You need the sensor going full length of the scanner... Canon scanners have such CIS sensors, for actual scanning this is inferior solution, but for photography it is much better except for the evasive colours. They are a bit of mystery. That can be solved using 3 different scans made with filters and combined in PS. Infra red should be always filtered out, that is expensive filter and it doesn't work for moving objects, boring.
Other solution is CDD type of scanner (HP for example), but due to array of mirrors it only "sees" parallel rays of light. When a lens is put in front of it there is only darkness except for the small circle in the middle. So you have to diffuse the light again. Very fine sandblasting of the scanners glass would do the yob. There will be colours, but no sharpness. Even more so, because in this case you need a very large aperture to get sufficient light.
Don't forget to disable the scanners light.

As I discovered later someone has already made such device an has made significant effort to explain in details how the scanner is modified. His article was great help for improving my device.

http://golembewski.awardspace.com/cameras/index.html

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