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09-21-2018, 01:03 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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A digital back - but is it really what serious film camera fans want?

I'm Back's Digital Backs for Old 35mm Cameras Are Now In Production

There is a model compatible with the Spotmatic.

Supposedly coming to Photokina.

To me, it seems the inventor has missed the point. We want a digital back or insert with which we will use the original camera controls (ALL of them), and which does not substantially increase the size of the camera.

This is one small step, I guess, and it seems at least to be one step ahead of ihagee etc's vaporware.

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They missed the mark, by about 18 years I’d say. From the looks of the prototype, it’s nearly impossible to use the viewfinder properly.

I’ll keep my film cameras shooting film...
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Just why?. Save up and get a K-1 and be done with it.
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Surely the point of film cameras is...the film? In what way is a periscope feeding a mediocre sensor in the ugliest device in the world better than scanning film?
If it kept the look of the body, I can see wannabe hipsters liking it...but proper hipsters want to use film. And proper photographers want film cameras to use film... Amateurs mostly just want a capable digital.

Who is it for??

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The image quality is pretty bad. It could still produce interesting images for sure, but if you want that "look" you can always add grain and bad IQ in post. It looks like it would be a very frustrating camera to use. Seems like just shooting film would be easier, and you'd get better quality.
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... for channeling my inner Instamatic, perhaps?
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Reminds me a bit of the old Polaroid film backs for the Hasselblad cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
Reminds me a bit of the old Polaroid film backs for the Hasselblad cameras.

They area bit better than that, but getting correct focus is definitely an issue. I have a Program Plus and an ME, so, no decisions to be made here.

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decisions to be made here
Nor here... no LX coverage.

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The image quality is pretty bad.

If this is the best it can achieve look for them to be closed out in the Lomography shop.

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It's a contender for worst photo product of 2018.

Atrocious image quality. My Canon Powershot from 2010 gave far better results. It's not just grain, everything is blurred.

Awkward ergonomics. Bad user interface. Ugly. Not at all what people who want digital or film want. It's a product made for people who don't look before buying.

$205 isn't a fortune, but the Canon S95 I mentioned above can be bought on Ebay for $60.
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no LX coverage
and that would be a good thing


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and that would be a good thing


I agree. Please donít cannibalize any LXs.
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I love the concept, really do, but hate the application. Surely it is possible to do much better than this. Surely basic functionality could be crammed into the space available in the film canister with sensor placed over the film backing plate. Really terrible job of it I have to say.
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if I were a film guy, I would stick with film, If I want a digital camera to use with my legacy lenses without hurt my wallet ... I would just buy a K5. it is still a great body.
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