Photographs above by our Better Light owners: Topaz Restaurant by Chris Zsarnay, Ventura, CA; Paris Tower by Larry Guyer, San Mateo, CA; Wheel Rim by Mike Richardson, Torrance, CA; Concord Watch by Josh Haskin, New York, NY; Eagle Illustration drawn by Michael Rogan, Palo Alto, CA.

Providing a combination of large, high-resolution files, extraordinary detail, and superb control of color and tones, Better Light scan backs have been the camera of choice for some of the most successful advertising, commercial, industrial, art repro and archival applications in the photo industry.Scan Back Insert

The technology used by Better Light is totally different from the single-shot digital capture cameras using area array sensors (CCD and CMOS). Our scan backs gather the information for the image in one continuous scan as the light is collected by three, individually filtered rows of pixels – this is called a tri-linear CCD. Since it moves across the “film plane” capturing light one row of pixels at a time, it will take several minutes to complete a large file. On the other hand, no other camera is gathering such a huge population of pixels (often 144 Megapixels or MORE) over such a large format area of nearly 3”x4”—that’s 5X the physical area of most array sensors! And, all of the pixels are PURE, true RGB color, not interpolated color by the camera software.

Some people resist the need to use a continuous light source instead of electronic flash…..and you cannot (easily) shoot any people or subjects that have motion.

The benefits, however are significant: Huge file size; pure pixel color; normal 4x5 view camera operation and lenses; adjustable resolution (file size) independent of the ISO range to as high as 3200; plus the award-winning software and tremendous customer support – putting Better Light into a totally unique class of digital backs.

If you are using the scan back for product work, you will not have the moiré issues and noise problems that most of the other digital cameras experience. Your Better Light scanning back adds the benefits of true, large-format digital capture – without compromise.

For art reproduction….THERE IS NO BETTER CHOICE. The Better Light backs provide extremely sharp focus, wide dynamic range, total control of your image tone range, extraordinary adjustment of density (exposure) in less than 1/10th f-stop steps.

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Model 4000E-HS — The high-end digital scan back answer for photo schools and catalogs: high-res images for less than $6,500. Native maximum resolution at 100% = 3750 x 5000. Maximum file size at 100% = 53 MB in 24-bit RGB (106 MB 48-bit). Price: $6,495 with 2-year warranty. Model 4000-E
Model 6000E-HS — The economical solution for pro photographers, museums and art repro companies who are easing into digital capture. Native maximum resolution at 100% = 6000 x 8000 pixels. Maximum file size at 100% = 137 MB in 24-bit RGB (274 MB 48-bit). Price: $9,495 with 2-year warranty. Model 6000-E
Model 6000-HS — Twice the sensitivity to expand the versatility of this precision digital imaging solution for commercial and advertising studios. Native maximum resolution at 100% = 6000 x 8000 pixels. Maximum file size at 100% = 137 MB in 24-bit RGB (274 MB 48-bit). Price: $12,995 with 2-year warranty. Model 6000-2
Super 6K-HS™ — The perfect combination of speed and resolution; our most versatile and popular model. Native maximum resolution at 100% = 6000 x 8000 pixels. Maximum file size at 150% = 309 MB in 24-bit RGB (618 MB 48-bit). Price: $14,995 with 2-year warranty. Super 6K-2
Super 8K-HS™ — The ideal solution for critical reprographics and odd shaped originals requiring large archival file sizes. Native maximum resolution at 100% = 8000 x 10600 pixels. Maximum file size at 150% = 549 MB in 24-bit RGB (1.1 GB 48-bit). Price: $17,995 with 2-year warranty.
Super 10K-HS™ — The fastest solution to creating the largest possible image captures for repro applications. Native maximum resolution at 100% = 10200 x 13600 pixels. Maximum file size at 100% = 397 MB in 24-bit RGB (794 MB 48-bit). Price: $22,995 with 2-year warranty.

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