Digital Cartridges for Analog 35mm Cameras?

Posted by Mr. Leslie Wong On April - 4 - 2011

RE-35 digital cartridge
The site re35.net says, “The RE-35 cartridge replaces the film in your classic analog 35-mm camera. Set the ISO to 400 and your done – your camera will now take high quality digital pictures.”

This would be great, if it’s true, though a search for “Flexisensor” and patent turned up only a device from 1998 for monitoring blood oxygen saturation.

UPDATE:

The site re35.net posts this disclaimer:

“THE BAD NEWS:

Some things are too good to be true!

Re-35 does not really exist. We (the design company Rogge & Pott) created Re-35 as an exercise in identity-design. We invented the “product” because it was something, that we had wished for for a long time (as many others).
We launched the website and sent out “press releases” on April first – thinking, that the date would make clear, that Re35 is just wishful thinking – a classic April Fools Prank!

A lot of people didn’t hear about Re-35 until after April first, so we added this disclaimer”

Since it was an April Fool’s joke, maybe they should have put up the disclaimer a little sooner.

(Photo courtesy re35.net)

One Response to “Digital Cartridges for Analog 35mm Cameras?”

  1. karamanoğlu says:

    The notorious ImageK returns!

    Originally announced in 1998 or so, it intrigued many 35mm SLR photographers who wanted to make the jump to digital with their existing equipment. Unfortunately, ImageK and its successor, Silicon Film, were hawking vaporware.

    Summaries of the sad tale are here:

    http://cultureandcommunication.org/deadmedia/index.php/Silicon_Film

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0109/01091702siliconfilmvaporizes.asp

    More information available via Google.

    It should go without saying that a very healthy measure of skepticism is warranted with respect to the RE-35 product.

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