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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Turn your old analog SLR into a digital camera

What to do with that great old Canon F-1 sitting in the basement? Check out RE-35 which promises to turn your old 35 mm SLR into a smoking hot digital camera using their patented Flexisensor©  removable cartridge that replaces "analog" film.

"There are many reasons to hold on to your classic 35-mm analog cameras. Whether you invested a serious amount of money or you just all that mechanical goodness - your classic Nikons, Canons, Leicas, Rolleis or Pentaxes deserve to stay. And even if you just love analog photography: the grain, the colors, the image quality - dealing with analog film does have it’s drawbacks. The hassle and the price for materials keep you from keeping it analog more and more often.
With the RE-35 digital cartridges you can have the best of both worlds. Go digital, whenever you want to. And keep using your vintage equipment."

Did I say "Too good to be true?" Check out their site and find out.

Photo: Vintage flying saucer camera

From the FBI archives
Check out this cool camera circa 1953, designed to photograph those pesky flying saucers that you see everywhere. One lens apparently takes regular picture; the other separates light into colors to help scientists decide which planet the saucer is from.

The U.S. government recently released thousands of declassified government documents posted to the FBI's new online "Vault." Among the documents are the so-called "X-files" reports detailing Air Force investigations into UFOs and their pilots, who appear to have moved on to become air traffic controllers. 

The clipping below is from Mechanix illustrated and brought to us by the cool site Modern Mechanix. Check out the site – there's lots of interesting vintage magazine stuff there to look at.