PSEUDO Film Canister plans to succeed where others failed, bringing digital sensors to 35mm bodies

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PSEUDO Film Canister plans to succeed where others failed, bringing digital sensors to 35mm bodies
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PSEUDO Film Canister plans to succeed where others failed, bringing digital sensors to 35mm bodies

I’d love nothing more than to be able to slap a digital sensor into my old mechanical film bodies and wander off doing some street photography. So, I’m trying really really hard to get excited about this one, but the lessons of the past have taught us to not get our hopes up.
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25 thoughts on PSEUDO Film Canister plans to succeed where others failed, bringing digital sensors to 35mm bodies

  1. wont happen, but its a nice idea, as a collector (and user) of vintage cameras i cant think of a way this could work, the sensor would have to be movable, with different loading methods and camera body sizes/shapes etc this would be compatible with about 3 cameras.

  2. Actually this is already being done, I have a college who has an older hasselblad camera, he sent it back to Hasslblad and they made a back to snap into the back and now it’s a digital camera and it shoots in raw. It cost him $35000 to have it done, but it was cheaper than buying a new one.

  3. Just spitballing…
    Most likely an APS-C sensor to keep costs reasonable. Sony’s 16MP would be a good choice (see Fuji and Pentax). Pair that with Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ to run the thing.

    As far as “audible feedback from the sound of the shutter being engaged” to engage the sensor, perhaps a motion sensor for the shutter? More reliable, and a audio trigger might be prone to unwanted shots from ambient noise?

    One issue might be vignetting from vintage glass to the APS-C sensor. Might be dependent on the camera body?

  4. This is utter crap. This guy, if he gets funded, is never going to get it built and he’s going rip people off. It’s a crappy Sketchup model and a an example made of an old film canister and cardboard. No actual engineering ever went into this. It’s a laundry list of wants and a sketch. Total crap.

  5. Except people with film cameras want to shoot film. The only people who’ll use this are people looking to save money on the cost of a digital camera.

  6. it would be much better to put 35mm Film into a Digital Camera, THE FILM (NEGATIVE) IS THE MEDIUM! plus it seems that the digital will only bring out the faults in the older camera mechanisms.

  7. I would love to have this. I kept my Contax cameras and Zeiss lenses, probably for purely sentimental reasons. Would love to be able to use them again.

  8. They planned something like this for Super 8 too years ago, was EXPENSIVE and must not have worked well.

    If it costs as much as a good Digital body it will fail

  9. Great news. I hope somebody will do this for old film cameras. I’d love to use primes on a 16mm turret, again! Yet I’m not 100% sure whether I’d like the optics of back then – maybe it’s just nostalgia getting the better of me.

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