3D PRINTED FILM CANISTER TURNS ANY OLD CAMERA INTO A RASPBERRY PI DIGITAL CAMERA

JLH

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Some years back a company stated they were working on an adapter to install in old film Nikon bodies to convert them to digital. At the time all the miniature wireless parts were not yet available so you didn't know how your pictures looked until after you were done with shooting. I held onto my old Nikon N70 waiting for this device to come to market. It never made it. I suppose the demand just wasn't seen as big enough to make it worthwhile or something. I have seen some articles on adapting some camera's to the back of a film SLR, like this one below. Of course this works but isn't a project for the weak of heart as you are left wit a destroyed donor camera if you mess up.

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Some years back a company stated they were working on an adapter to install in old film Nikon bodies to convert them to digital. At the time all the miniature wireless parts were not yet available so you didn't know how your pictures looked until after you were done with shooting. I held onto my old Nikon N70 waiting for this device to come to market. It never made it. I suppose the demand just wasn't seen as big enough to make it worthwhile or something. I have seen some articles on adapting some camera's to the back of a film SLR, like this one below. Of course this works but isn't a project for the weak of heart as you are left wit a destroyed donor camera if you mess up.

https://digitalfilmcams.wordpress.com

The problem with all of these is how thick the sensor assembly is.
Film is rather think by comparison.
Will it compress the pressure plate spring and make it unusable for film?
 

JLH

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I have seem some links to stories about adapting/grafting some of the point and shoot cameras to the back of the old film cameras. You have to remove the back of the film camera and fabricate a new front to the digital camera to make it fit on the rear of the film camera. It was rather involved and delicate work. I don't think it would be worth that much trouble.
 

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