Yashica Electro 35 with digiFilm

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by phigmov, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Not sure if anyone caught this?



    Bit gimmicky but if priced properly and of decent quality it could be fun.
     
  2. MortyCapp

    MortyCapp FF Regular

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  3. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Perhaps I am very dense, but what exactly are they creating, a new camera? new film? digifilm??? The video is vague.
     
  4. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Ok, I am replying to my own questions, interesting but very strange to me. Pretend film that you wind on?
     
  5. phigmov

    phigmov FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Yes, shades of the Ricoh GXR and its lensor concept. Artificially controlling the film 'type' with an interchangeable hardware component seems bizarre.
    I'm still waiting for a magic device that fits into a film canister and puts a digital sensor behind the shutter curtains so you can turn any analog camera into a digital one. That would be cool.
     
  6. MortyCapp

    MortyCapp FF Regular

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    This has come up many times on the internet for April's 1st.
     
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  7. phigmov

    phigmov FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Yup. Although as well as fodder for April 1st pranks, there appear to have been a few real attempts which never got very far - History doomed to repeat itself? Project promises digital cartridge for film SLRs

    Suspect modern technology would let you pull it off a little better now but the market wouldn't really be there (eg use your phone to review/transfer pictures or control ISO & micros SD cards + better batteries for example).
     
  8. MortyCapp

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  9. Brian

    Brian FF Rookie

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    So you mean I can't use my Nikon N8008s as a Digital Camera!

    21525007985_2e963568e3_o. kodak_front by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    If a company wanted to make a digital back for a 35mm film camera, they could- and it would be much smaller than this 25 year old camera with it's 80MByte internal SCSI drive.
     
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  10. José

    José FF Regular Subscribing Member

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    Hi like the concept, forces one to slow down and this is something I appreciate. However, the size of the sensor is not appealing to me.
     
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  11. MoonMind

    MoonMind FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I'll not buy this one, though I have to admit it has a certain appeal - and the price is low enough, actually. But the sensor is comparable to the one Nikon put into its cheapo kids/family/beach cam (the current model is the W100), and that one's really, really garbage. My godson still likes his little blue Nikon, mind ...

    M.
     
  12. johnson4096

    johnson4096 FF Rookie

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    It's a fixed focus - fixed aperture lens like on a toy camera. The price is a little too dear for a toy camera, especially since you can buy a LOMO or Helga for much less than that and use real film. Or, better yet, buy a YASHICA Electro-35 for around a hundred dollars and get a real rangefinder camera with a seriously good quality lens.
     
  13. JoeLopez

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    It's a very cool concept, based on the kickstarter results, many others believe so as well. I'm all for anything like that which sparks interested in photography :)
     
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