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Old 04-04-2011, 05:20 PM
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Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

What a shame I missed this opportunity. It appears that I would have got this digital system at a huge discount if only I had bought a couple of days ago . RE-35 Digital Cartridge
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:28 AM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

WOW. Very interesting. I sold my camera and a bunch of lenses a few years back. TFS.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:08 PM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

it turns out this is an April fools joke...
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:33 PM
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Oh you found me out . Yes I believe it is an April fool seems like a German Ad agency went to a little trouble to send it out. Thing is for many it would seem feasible (and maybe it is). Not sure if there really would be a market though.

EDIT Seems they have now come clean and owned up adding a disclaimer!

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:41 PM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

Ha! Well done!
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:50 PM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

Wasn't actually a joke but a design concept that was so good it was taken as a real product announcement (read the pop up box).

Nevertheless, several years ago there WAS such a product actually announced (can't remember the details) but it never went anywhere.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:06 PM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

ah, the best spoofs are always based in plausibility. being that i have a canon F1 and all my old glass, i'd LOVE to see something like this!
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:39 AM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

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...Nevertheless, several years ago there WAS such a product actually announced (can't remember the details) but it never went anywhere.
I seem to recall getting quite excited by the idea in the late 90's. I believe it was this one SIlicon Film which became best known for never really existing and was classed as vapourware.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:36 PM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

That may well be it. If such a thing were to come to market, I'm guessing that its cost would be more than the full digital cameras you can get otherwise, and besides, can't one use old glass on new DLSRs (cropping factor aside)?
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: Revive your old 35mm with digital cartridge

I think you are right about if it came to market it would cost more than a 'real DSLR' - seem to recall a price at the time of around $800 - $1000 being bandied about. As you say a lot of enthusiasts do use old glass with superb results
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