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A 24 Megapixel Camera for $19 (£15)

If you want 24 megapixel digital images you can buy a new Leica M for £5500 (with no lens), or a Nikon D750 for £1650 (with no lens). These cameras have 'full frame' (24 x 36 mm) sensors and are state of the art models.

 

Or you could buy a camera like the one I took this photograph with. This 24 megapixel image came from a camera with an 86 x 56 mm sensor - that is over 5 times larger than a 'full frame' Leica M. The image was recorded on write-once flexible memory strip.

 

But this camera cost me just £15 ($19) and that included the standard lens - the lens that took this photograph.

 

There is a rawlplug between the brickwork, to the right of the 'N' of 'Station' (in the middle of the yellow rectangle that I've added to this picture).

 

View the original full size image here and you can see how much detail is captured - or click on 100% crop link below to see the yellow box area.

 

Not bad for a £15 camera. Or one that is 67 years old.

 

Camera: Adox Sport medium format folding camera with standard 105mm Steinheil Cassar f4.5 triplet lens on 120 film.

 

Exposure: 1/250 second @ f16 (hand held - I didn't even use a tripod) ..... it is also just scanned on a flatbed scanner at home.

 

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Taken on December 9, 2011