Making a 130-megapixel camera from a flatbed scanner and an old camera lens

scannercamera.jpg

What do you get when you combine an old Epson flatbed scanner, a 50mm Canon lens, and a little elbow grease? A 130-megapixel camera perfect for shooting ridiculously high-rez photos of your desk.

The project is the work of this fellow, an amateur photographer with a lovely eye for light.

Join the Conversation

10 Comments

  1. brilliant. besides the urgent desire to build my own, im enjoying the adventure of free-scrolling around the full-sized image on flikr.

  2. This thing begs for a steampunk casemod. I mean, sure it is Hi-res, but also slow, so for portraits, it requires a tripod and a photographer that yells “stay still !”.

  3. Totally sweet. I wonder if he could do a double scan of the same area, maybe after moving the camera just a hair, and use image stabilization techniques to get rid of grain and fringing? Imagine a completely noise free 130 megapixel image.

  4. ISTM that what you REALLY want is to use the scanner parts to make rotating panoramic camera like the CIRKUT. And yes, brass gears and a leatherette case would fit right in.

  5. impressive! too bad no one posted a pic in full res so far. would have been interesting to see the quality. i have an 88 megapixel image. the detail is just astounding. 130 megapixel must be jawdroppingly awesome. that is, if there is no noise in the picture

  6. would have been interesting to see the quality. i have an 88 megapixel image. the detail is just astounding. 130 megapixel must be jawdroppingly awesome. that is, if there is no noise in the picture Accreditation

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *