conversion of film slr camera to dig slr

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by pluto, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. pluto

    pluto Guest

    hi all,
    i append hereunder my thoughts on the above and posted the same to the great
    nikon company and the reply was as stupid as the japanese can be

    does anyone have any thought on this or am i crazy?

    please read on:


    Sir,
    i posted my comments in facebook
    please have a look below and please comment
    thank you:



    http://www.facebook.com/wall.php?id=2373072738

    Icq Man wrote
    at 11:49pm
    CONVERSION ADAPTORS FOR FILM CAMERAS TO DIGITAL CAMERAS

    oooooooooops
    i forgot to put titles to my two contiguous posts no 2870 and 2872
    thousand apologies
    icqman 2008 08 17 sun 11.53 pm


    Icq Man wrote
    at 11:35pm
    i am not sure if i have posted this here or some other photography fora of
    facebook. The problem with facebook is it is still suffering teething pains,
    blocking members, crashing, viri and it lacks, to me the most important, across
    facebook cross reference of one's posts. If this post hereunder has appeared
    here before, i regret i dont see any response or facebook crashed and lostface??
    ;-) OK here goes my comments:
    i have been doing silver halide films photography for the past 25 years, having
    now, 2 nikon fm, 2 nikonfe, 2 nikonf3, all with remote control motor drives
    attached, nikkor 52mm sized f1.2, 2.8.105,180-250, 500reflex, ae lenses with
    hosts of nikorr filters, countless flashes which i threw away when not
    serviceable.
    now comes the digital cameras-- i am wont to change to digital but as silver
    halide films are getting very hard to come by i am forced to go digital but i am
    still refusing . heheheh.
    ..... continue next post as each post is limited to 1 000 characters

    Icq Man wrote
    at 11:44pm
    some of us remember how the slr blew the conventional cameras to the bushes.
    these companies made a study on why this was so -- the most important reason--
    poor focus. So the leica (which i have m1, m2 and m42) re invented the wheels to
    come up with autofocus and this blew slr ;-)
    Here is my question: why should i switch to digital nikon even though some of
    the nikkor ae lenses can be adapted to the relevant nikon d series.?
    nikon should come up with some sort of conversion kit, e.g. convert the
    backplates into digital with xxx gig chips memory on the millions of nikon
    cameras in the world ?
    of course, nikon would say it is tough. Nothing is tough if they want to put
    their heads into it.
    maybe some other camera companies would come up with a universal digiital
    adaptors for the conventional film cameras??
    i am saving thes two posts just in case facebook crashes again . Any response
    would be most appreciated.
    thanks a lot
    2008 08 17 sunday posted in wall photography,facebook



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    Customer (icq man)08/17/2008 12:50 PM
    http://www.facebook.com/wall.php?id=2373072738 Icq Man wroteat 11:49pmCONVERSION
    ADAPTORS FOR FILM CAMERAS TO DIGITAL CAMERASoooooooooopsi forgot to put titles
    to my two contiguous posts no 2870 and 2872thousand apologiesicqman 2008 08 17
    sun 11.53 pm Icq Man wroteat 11:35pmi am not sure if i have posted this here or
    some other photography fora of facebook. The problem with facebook is it is
    still suffering teething pains, blocking members, crashing, viri and it lacks,
    to me the most important, across facebook cross reference of one's posts. If
    this post hereunder has appeared here before, i regret i dont see any response
    or facebook crashed and lostface?? ;-) OK here goes my comments:i have been
    doing silver halide films photography for the past 25 years, having now, 2 nikon
    fm, 2 nikonfe, 2 nikonf3, all with remote control motor drives attached, nikkor
    52mm sized f1.2, 2.8.105,180-250, 500reflex, ae lenses with hosts of nikorr
    filters, countless flashes which i threw away when not serviceable. now comes
    the digital cameras-- i am wont to change to digital but as silver halide films
    are getting very hard to come by i am forced to go digital but i am still
    refusing . heheheh..... continue next post as each post is limited to 1 000
    charactersIcq Man wroteat 11:44pmsome of us remember how the slr blew the
    conventional cameras to the bushes. these companies made a study on why this was
    so -- the most important reason-- poor focus. So the leica (which i have m1, m2
    and m42) re invented the wheels to come up with autofocus and this blew slr
    ;-)Here is my question: why should i switch to digital nikon even though some of
    the nikkor ae lenses can be adapted to the relevant nikon d series.?nikon should
    come up with some sort of conversion kit, e.g. convert the backplates into
    digital with xxx gig chips memory on the millions of nikon cameras in the world
    ?of course, nikon would say it is tough. Nothing is tough if they want to put
    their heads into it.maybe some other camera companies would come up with a
    universal digiital adaptors for the conventional film cameras??i am saving thes
    two posts just in case facebook crashes again . Any response would be most
    appreciated.thanks a lot2008 08 17 sunday posted in wall photography,facebook

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    pluto, Aug 24, 2008
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  2. pluto

    jimkramer Guest

    <SNIP>
    It was an automated reply. It took all of your disjointed English and
    "jointed" it.

    Look at
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0209/02091903siliconfilmagain.asp
    or
    http://photo.net/digital-camera-shopping-forum/008cxN

    http://www.siliconfilm.com/
    is down and nothing further has been said since 2002. I last looked at this
    around 2006 and the website was at least up stating no further developments
    were anticipated at this time.

    For the record, many people have thoughts on this and you are crazy. :)
    -Jim
     
    jimkramer, Aug 24, 2008
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  3. We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
    The idea's not new and if it had been produced I'd have bought one like
    a shot. Of course, if it existed it would have gone through numerous
    updates by now, so would we have been better off anyway, I wonder.

    It's an idea whose time has come and gone - overtaken by events in the
    mainstream of camera making.

    No, you're not crazy - or if you are, thousands are like you. :)
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Aug 24, 2008
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  4. pluto

    Paul Furman Guest

    I think Kodak made one, it looks like a huge motor drive & you can still
    get them on ebay used pretty cheap.

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    Paul Furman, Aug 24, 2008
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    mj Guest

    There was a Canon EOS 1, I believe, that was Kodak modified to digital.
     
    mj, Aug 24, 2008
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