guardian452 wrote:One problem is that ancient glass is not nearly good enough for focus to be on par with a modern DSLR.
Black Cardinal wrote:guardian452 wrote:One problem is that ancient glass is not nearly good enough for focus to be on par with a modern DSLR.
I agree with this. I have several older Nikkor lenses, but most of them are inferior to the better DX lenses that I have when paired with my D40. The only one that works really well is the 105mm AI-s macro lens, which has extremely high-quality optics.
Would be simply too good to be true. I currently shoot with 2 Nikon D2Xs but I have 3 F5 Limited Edition sitting around collecting dust [and no way to sell them]. If there would be such a dongle for them, I'd certainly be happy. But, of course, that will never happen. For all purposes, analog is dead as can be. None of the big manufacturers have any intention to revive it in any way. RIP analogGeneratriX wrote:My point is... would not be cool to be able to use a "The Digital Film Roll Dongle" with this?
Oskar45 wrote:Would be simply too good to be true. I currently shoot with 2 Nikon D2Xs
Oskar45 wrote:but I have 3 F5 Limited Edition sitting around collecting dust [and no way to sell them].
Oskar45 wrote:If there would be such a dongle for them, I'd certainly be happy. But, of course, that will never happen.
Oskar45 wrote:For all purposes, analog is dead as can be. None of the big manufacturers have any intention to revive it in any way. RIP analog
it's not just cheaper. it's far superior than any hacked-in sensor would be. The film bodies are primarily designed to hold and advance the film in addition to the shutter, lens mount, light sensor, etc. So if you don't have any film to advance all you are really using is the shutter...I guess it is way cheaper to design an all brand-new beast, as they did with all the available DSLR offer
you just proved my point. well, not so much fundamental design, as aspherics have been around for hundreds of years, but better manufacturing tolerance, and a never ending increase of megapixels, make a much sharper lens. I will argue that an older lens may have other aspects that are better (bokeh, natural softness, etc).Sorry, but that's simply wrong!
The problem is not the lens quality (which for most part of the vintage gear is outstanding) but the optical arrangement choosed for each objective that you could use. Many modern image capture devices require almost exclusively some kind of arrangements and geometries very uncommon for the analog days, as for example Aspherical Lenses and others.
robespierre wrote:I don't think this "concept" is realistically possible... keep in mind that there is no standard width for 35mm cameras, so the distance of the shutter window from the 135 canister is not a standard either
robespierre wrote:There is no way for the camera to command the electronics to begin and end light gathering, so standard image sensor designs would not get the control signals they require.
robespierre wrote:In fact there is no way for any connection to the outside world, for power, status messages, or anything else, it would all be self-contained.
robespierre wrote:The cylindrical packaging is about the most difficult to design and assemble circuit boards inside, especially when the device needs its own batteries there too.
robespierre wrote:And the types of cameras pictured in the re35 site wouldn't work anyway: Nikon F3, for example, requires film or something with the exact reflectance of film in order for its light meter to work (light is bounced off the film surface).
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