Company Profile

In 2011, RENCAY was founded by Dipl.Ing. Martin Langfeld as a new company. RENCAY is focused on new and innovative digital back products and complete systems.

RENCAY is dedicated to professional digital camera systems and backs for highest quality requirements. One example are the RENCAY digital scan backs which now make the use of professional large format cameras and their optical setting options possible again—in breathtaking digital quality. The completely newly developed scan back delivers photos with unmatched detail and high dynamic range (HDR). RENCAY scan backs can be used virtually everywhere—indoors, for example, to take a photo of artwork in a museum, or outdoors, for example, at the foot of Mount Everest.

RENCAY focuses mainly on quality-oriented target groups, especially architectural, landscape, still life, and fine art photographers, and enables them to stay ahead in the competition and win new customers.

Innovator Martin Langfeld

Martin Langfeld studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. During his studies he decided not to specialize in one particular field but rather to invest his time in more fundamental fields of mathematics, applied physics or high frequency technology. From 1990 to 1995, Martin Langfeld worked at the German national research center for aeronautics and space—Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR). At the DLR, he worked in a small team which was responsible for developing components for the camera head of the high-resolution stereo camera (HRSC), which has been used in the Mars Express Mission (from 2003 to date).

High-End Scan Backs since 1996

In 1992, Martin Langfeld founded Anagramm Gesellschaft für elektronische Systeme mbH. In addition to other work, Anagramm was most notably involved in follow-up projects in connection with the HRSC camera for DLR and Jena Optronik GmbH for the aerospace industry. From 1996 to 2010, Anagramm made a name for itself by commercializing the camera technology in the scan back product. The devices have been sold worldwide, and their field of application ranges from high-end digital photography to high-quality digitizing of artwork, archived materials, and books.

RENCAY Digital Backs

In 2011, Martin Langfeld sold his shares in the Anagramm GmbH and founded RENCAY in order to realize new ideas. The product portfolio ranges from new developments of known scan backs fulfilling proven quality standards, to a new digital back with patented TDIC technology combining the advantages of chip backs and scan technology, and to digitizing systems for books, museum artifacts, fine art, and other archived materials.

Martin Langfeld would like invite you to learn more about RENCAY’s ideas and products at