posted March 12, 2018 05:26 PM
well, i thought it looked interesting until i read the opening insult here,
camera+ cartridge holga The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras Posted Dec 15, 2015 by John Biggs (@johnbiggs) Next Story
Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your old Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges contained actual film and to play back the movies you used something called a movie projector. It should be noted that there was nary a digital step in the entire process. Humans, to their chagrin, suffered under the yoke of this analog menace for decades. But times changed and Super 8 cameras are now relegated to the ash heap of history… or are they?
Whoever the dick was that wrote this needs shooting.
posted March 12, 2018 05:34 PM
That was very interesting Mark. The writer sounds like a young person, talking about prehistoric, and how people suffered using this analogue system for decades. I think there are many who would be happy to suffer again, if the price was right, and sound cartridges re-introduced. The article doesn't say how you would view these images afterwards. 5 Megapixals isn't very high these days; it couldn't compare with real film if shown at the same size.
From: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Registered: Mar 2016
posted March 12, 2018 06:45 PM
An interesting idea. The cartridge would convert the images from the lens to a digital format which could be uploaded to a computer using a connecting cable. Very similar to digitising cine film using a camera.
posted March 12, 2018 06:52 PM
maybe a good idea but why not just shoot straight to digital using a digital camera?? i dont really see a place for this. The author describes cine film cameras as a dinosaur thing so why bother?
posted March 13, 2018 03:22 PM
There was, once, a digital sensor that attached to a 35mm size pack for fitting to 35mm SLRs, that never caught on so Ii suspect this won't, if it ever gets made. The only real point of interest to me was the switch in one photo that indicated you could select either Kodachrome of Ektachrome colour response.
From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2017
posted March 15, 2018 03:36 PM
I understand the idea of this, only they made one mistake. They hope to gain an old caracteristic movie style, which is why Kodak wants to release their S8 cam. They mis the point because, that is not the camera doing, but just the film itself