What is this nonsense? Yashica "digital film camera"

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  1. M. Valdemar

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  2. Brian

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    "DigiFilm"- at first I was hoping it would be a drop in Digital Cartridge with Sensor for a Yashica GSN. Like someone pulled off Silicon Filmworks idea.

    It's a boutique camera... Kind of like the replica Minox digital cameras.

    The "film" cartridge is a holder for an SD card, but gives ISO/Monochrome/Color presets to the camera. It looks more like an Agfa Rapid Cassette than 35mm.

    "I'll pass"...
     
  3. Biro

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    I thought it looked kind of fun at first... until I realized it had a 1/3.2" sensor. That's a cell phone sensor from a few years ago. That pretty much makes this a toy. Too bad. It would be pretty cool with a one-inch sensor - or even a 2/3 or 1/1.7" sensor. Even Yi offers a state-of-the-art 4/3 sensor.
     
  4. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Leica Place Regular

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    When I read the headline I also thought it was going to be a cartridge like the Silicon Filmworks concept.

    Too bad it isn't. It's just a marketing gimmick. But it raised way past its Kickstarter goal, so there are plenty of people who want to pretend they are shooting film.

    I guess if you market something with a moody-looking Japanese girl the "hipsters" will part with their cash in droves.
     
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  5. Biro

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    And the camera even has a fixed aperature/fixed focus lens. Alas, just a toy. Perhaps this is just a "proof of concept" product. Maybe better things will come later. Somehow, I doubt it.
     
  6. asiafish

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    Hey, what's wrong with moody Japanese girls?
     
  7. M. Valdemar

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    Nothing at all. I married one.
     
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  8. Mr_Flibble

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    I don't recall reading the SD card will be in the 'digi-film' cartridge. I believe it's stored somewhere else in the camera. The 'digi-film' thingies really are just the camera presets.
     
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  9. M. Valdemar

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  10. Biro

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    "Because I can," he said.
     
  11. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    So... If I start converting broken F36 motor drives into a digital back for the F people won't want one...

    I told one of my bosses that in ~1986 when he asked what I would do when my chosen profession would make my favorite hobby obsolete. Told him I'd convert an F36 back into a digital back.
     
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