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Conspiracy Theory > Digital 35mm Film Canister/CCD Back

by Asiated / February 26, 2005 8:51 PM PST

Greetings... about 6 years ago I heard comments here in Japan of a private company in the US that had submitted patents for a standard size 35mm film canister with an attached CCD plate, this combination would turn any standard film 35mm camera into a digital camera. The market consequences are obvious for the big film and camera makers. Has anyone heard of this or the status ? A internet check turned up nothing...just curious. Best regards, from Japan

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No conspiracy, no product
by Robert Polk / February 26, 2005 9:24 PM PST

Thankfully that company has faded into obscurity.

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These are called "Digital Backs".
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2005 11:22 PM PST

Such are readily available but tend to be in the many thousand dollar range. The companies are in a bad way since it's a niche product that costs quite a bit. However for those that want such a thing, it's out there.


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