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Old Apr 10, 2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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Long ago, Isaw an ad for a device which would load into afilm camera, but instead of having film in its focal aperture, it had a CCD surface, which would effectively turn the film camera into a digicam. Presumably, it would have a battery and memory card in the space where the film feed cylinder would normally reside.

Anyone had experience with this kind of device? Seems like a great way to turn an old SLR into a digital. What type of memory card and battery is used, and does the device have a LCD screen where pictures can be reviewed? Is the device a 'standard' item, or are they specific to the particular film camera?


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Old Apr 10, 2006, 2:55 PM   #2
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It never made it to market.

Here's a forum thread about it:


But, if you own a Leica R8 or R9, Leica has a Digital Back that will work with it:

Leica Digital-Modul-R at B&H for $5.950.00

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Old Apr 11, 2006, 7:33 AM   #3
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Thanks, Jim. Very informative. Since i have a Minolta SRT 201, thsi wouldn't work for me.

Also, the premise about the design-dependent variable horizontal distance from the film plane and lens assembly makes sense, and i suppose 1 mm or so can make a big difference in focus/non-focus.

Thanks again,

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