What if this joke was a real thing? How many of you would buy this?
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Awfully big leap to get from what they designed as an exercise to having something like that in reality.
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...looks like fun...but at what price?
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Jan 30, 2012 05:33 as a reply to @ John_T's post |
This has actually been done!
Jan 30, 2012 05:53 as a reply to @ PaulB's post |
@PaulB do you know more about where they failed? I would buy a device like that.
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How many of you would buy this?
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NicuB wrote in post #13793005
What if this joke was a real thing?
"Joke" is an understatement.
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Yeah the cost would most likely be in the 7D price range....
Jan 30, 2012 06:32 as a reply to @ jwp721's post |
@DC Fan - very good information . I did not know that. When I said joke I did not want to offend any effort on someone's side. I only saw it as a joke because that website was presenting it as joke.
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Yeah - I remember reading about the Imagek back when they first started playing it up. Practically, a "universal" drop-in isn't likely to be released due to the space needed for the electronics, battery and storage. Removing the film pressure plate might give you enough space for the sensor, but even then it would be tight. You'd almost need to design a module that replaced the camera's back and/or base, which would mean a custom design for each of a few select models. But the digital successors for those have generally surpassed their film progenitors in many areas other than just resolution (frame rate, shutter speed, automation and customization features). If the camera supported DX coding and had external access points, you could probably deal with changing ISO on the fly, but otherwise you'd pretty well be relying on the film model of "set and forget". Yeah, bluetooth or other RF channel could be used to communicate with a strictly internal insert, but that adds electronics and power demand (hence bulk) to the device too.
Jan 30, 2012 07:10 as a reply to @ Jon's post |
@Jon I totally agree that the biggest problem nowadays is that the digital is so far ahead that economically speaking it would not worth the trouble. Still I wish that this was real.
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No, I wouldn't buy it. It's too late to the market. Digital bodies are here to stay.
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If this was real I would bash my head against the wall and cry big tears over selling my old Nikon film gear a few years back. Dang, I would love the idea to be true.
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