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Negative Film Digitizer/Film Dupliactor for DSLR camera

We are trying to solve the issue of digitizing film photos, and we are confident to figure out an approach better than scanners.

Negative Film Digitizer/Film Dupliactor for DSLR camera

We are trying to solve the issue of digitizing film photos, and we are confident to figure out an approach better than scanners.

£385
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 8 2018 8:47 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 8, 2018

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Background

With the past of the film era, negative film fans are facing a tough problem - converting films to modern digital image formats meanwhile keeping the quality and flavor of film photos. Therefore, it is hard to store/share your beautiful film photos on digital storage and social media. There are only few ways of converting films to digital images. This problem is not simple like "Canon Or Nikon" because the effect of different film digitalization is really different.

Film scanners are the most common device to digitize films, and some fans may know the quality of scanners is not ideal.

We are exciting to announce a new method of digitizing negative films -- film digitizer. 

The main material of the body is phyllostachys pubescens/selected walnut wood. In order to ensure smoothness, the surface is polished several times and coated with wood wax oil. 

Flexible leather cavity ensures excellent shading.

Notes

The demo video is only for instructions.

Rewards

  • 135 negative film only film digitizer 

      This film digitizer is only support 135 negative film.

135 Film Digitizer
135 Film Digitizer
  • Standard film digitizer

      The standard version supports most of the negative film formats (120, 135, 6X6, 6X7,6X9 and XPAN)

Standard film digitizer
Standard film digitizer
  • Premium walnut wood film digitizer

      Premium version also supports most of the negative film formats (120, 135, 6X6, 6X7,6X9 and XPAN). It is finely made by walnut food with bueatiful carvings.

Premium Film Digitizer
Premium Film Digitizer
Premium walnut wood film digitizer detail
Premium walnut wood film digitizer detail
Detail
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Detail
Film clips
Film clips
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Detail

Let's see a comparison 

Between Fuji SP3000, Epson V330 and this film duplicator.

Actually, camera plus macro lens to remake film is nothing new. This remake approach was originally from some unknown website. The reason of this idea appears is that several remake machines currently on the market are either price-poor or not very easy to use. Surprisingly, this stuff has actually supported the wide format 135 and 6X4.5cm 120 format film digitalization, which is definitely worth it. With the Nikon D800, the maximum resolution of 4912*7360. If you don't have enough pixels, you can of course use Sony's A7R2 or even Canon 5Ds.

The first two pictures are remade by our film duplicator, then Epson V330 and Fuji SP3000.

Comparison
Comparison

This is their original picture down here, it is obvious that the scans of Epson V330 is a little dark, I adjusted the exposure value slightly.

Compare with V330
Compare with V330

After reading this comparison, you may have questions. The resolution of v330 is the highest, isn’t it? Why does it look so vague? I also carefully compared it. In fact, the main problem is that the focus of the scanner is actually on the glass plate, and the clip is significantly higher than the glass plate, which results to defocusing. So the accurate focus is the key point of remake process.

For a serious photographer, the pixel or resolution does not represents all. Let's compare other aspects next.

Detail Comparison
Detail Comparison

Generally, negative film has 8 levels, even 10 levels of tolerance. Unfortunately, scanner always ignore this feature of the film, maybe the manufacturer thinks that the high contrast is better. Anyway, for a photographer with high requirements, it is very necessary to control all the parameters. Manufacturers fancy various presets... Few adjustable parameters... That is Polaroid.

Risks and challenges

We did encounter many difficulties in the research methods and production process, but we have overcome them, this is what we are supposed to do.

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    Support Film

    If you are a film fan, if you really like film photography.

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    Thank You!

    Special thanks from our team.
    Receive 3 beautiful photos developed by our finely designed film digitizer and a hand-written thank you letter through email.

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    135 Film Digitizer Only

    This is the Film Digitizer designed for 135 film lovers. It only support 135 nagetive film, the actual size will be smaller than the standard Film Digitizer

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    Become the first ones to receive our finely made film digitizer

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    Walnut Wood Film Digitizer

    Finely made Walnut wood Film Digitizer

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