Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Novel Idea From Germany


Here's a clever idea from a West German manufacturer - a digital-free camera.

It allows people who do not have access to electricity to still take still pictures. You put a tin canister with a chemically-impregnated plastic strip in the bottom of the camera just like a regular memory card and it uses this as a sensor. They've arranged for the strip to be in the same spot as the regular sensor so you can use normal lenses in the camera. No multiplying factor needed.


There's no need to keep turning on a back screen to see what you just took - the camera has an accurate TTL light meter to get the exposure right and you just take the tin canister out after 36 exposures and let someone take care of the post-processing work. Couldn't be easier.

There is no need to worry if the AF mechanism is going to focus accurately as this camera lets you take control of this important aspect. On a philosophical level it means that you are not accepting the tyrannical dictat of the bourgoisie in respect to sharpness - if you want it out of focus you can have it out of focus. Take control of your vision!

Users of this camera have access to a great range of lenses from Leitz, Zeiss, Voigtlander, and other manufacturers.

Best of all, users of this sort of camera will be joining a number of famous photographers in a sort of exclusive club - HC-B and HM the Queen come to mind, though not often at the same time. Very few brothers-in-law will have one before you do, even if they are famous photographers...

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Anonymous Jun said...

My dream gear!

August 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM  

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A Novel Idea From Germany


Here's a clever idea from a West German manufacturer - a digital-free camera.

It allows people who do not have access to electricity to still take still pictures. You put a tin canister with a chemically-impregnated plastic strip in the bottom of the camera just like a regular memory card and it uses this as a sensor. They've arranged for the strip to be in the same spot as the regular sensor so you can use normal lenses in the camera. No multiplying factor needed.


There's no need to keep turning on a back screen to see what you just took - the camera has an accurate TTL light meter to get the exposure right and you just take the tin canister out after 36 exposures and let someone take care of the post-processing work. Couldn't be easier.

There is no need to worry if the AF mechanism is going to focus accurately as this camera lets you take control of this important aspect. On a philosophical level it means that you are not accepting the tyrannical dictat of the bourgoisie in respect to sharpness - if you want it out of focus you can have it out of focus. Take control of your vision!

Users of this camera have access to a great range of lenses from Leitz, Zeiss, Voigtlander, and other manufacturers.

Best of all, users of this sort of camera will be joining a number of famous photographers in a sort of exclusive club - HC-B and HM the Queen come to mind, though not often at the same time. Very few brothers-in-law will have one before you do, even if they are famous photographers...

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