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The cartridge that converts a normal SLR to take digital photos has been previewed for several years at trade exhibitions in Cologne and USA, but it still has not reached the shops...will it ever?
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It looked like a con looking for financial support to me. Unless it was a physically huge chip the lenses that were going to be fronting it
would be far too long for anyone but bird watchers. It looked to be a clever idea that all of us chemical photographers wanted to believe in, and if
it's still out there and in prototype form, then lets see some results.
But I'm a doubting tom, and know that digital cams have far more electronic processors inside them than any film fed EOS. It's this thought that fills
me with suspicion. But hey - prove me wrong! Then I can dig out my Canon 1014E Super8 cam, slide in a 720 x 576 chipped dummy film cartridge and away I go.
Instant camcorder. But I doubt it. Shakes head slowly, leaves stage left.
It reared itself again at PMA this Feb. Once again, it was still in prototype stage and was being beta tested. I want to believe it will happen, but, like you Tom, I feel sceptical.
If you go to the Silicon Film Technologies web site, there are some pictures posted there from the E Film.
I work in digital imaging (RIP software to digital minilab printers) and still shoot mainly on film. I have the use of a Fuji S1 which is great, but sticking a digital "film" in a standard SLR detracts from the main advantage of digital cameras - that you can see what you shot and delete it if you don't like it.
Good point. What would be good is a high resolution back that replaces the exisitng one and has a cable transfering the image picked up trhough the lens to an electronic viewfinder that slides over the eyepiece. Trouble is most of the new cameras don't have a removable back so it's unlikely to be developed. Shame because I have an old Nikon F3 eagerly waiting to be modified! And you can pick up loads of great second hand cameras with a clip off back.
I'd take it with just a histogram review, which is how I started with digital in the first place.
Lol @ the ancient thread!
Why would anyone want it. I use an old RB67 and an old F2n for film. I use a D3s and D300 for digital. Frankly, I use old film cameras because I love film. I use digital cameras for their convenience, even though, quality-wise, they cannot yet compete with film (although they meet 95% of my needs).
Its a bit like saying that someone has found a way to put an E-type engine in a Ford Prefect. Why???? I loved my Prefect because of all the wonderful sex I had in the back seat in the 1950s. If I wanted E-type performance without having an actual E-type, I'd buy a cheapo Subaru.
10 years. Phew.
Lol how did that one rear it's head in Recent Activity
Someone resurected it ... I wonder who? Have you lost a decade Keith?
So is the efilm cartridge out yet?
I just wish it was real
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