I'm Back® MF - Low cost digital back for medium format analog photo cameras.
Our goal is to unlock the creativity that is in you, to have a lot of fun and to revive the medium format analog photo cameras. With I’m Back® you can take full format digital pictures, make videos and always switch back to analog film photography.
I’m Back® MF is a low cost and multi brand digital back, all you need is only one device and you can start using again the 6x4.5, 6X6 and 6X7 cm analog cameras. I’m Back® MF is suitable for those who always wanted to have a "hybrid" full frame camera working with photographic films or in digital mode.
"Why don’t you take her for a simple but exciting walk, like you did in the past. Do you remember that vintage flavour and those special moments? The weddings, graduations, baptisms and the lovely sunset? She always was together with you! How many times you carried her taking enormous care? Love never ends, but frankly speaking you did not bring her to walk for a while!" - I'm Back® Medium Format
- Sensor： 16Mega CMOS Sensor Panasonic MN34120
- Processor: Nt 96660
- Picture System: Focusing screen
- Video Resolution： UHD24（2880*2160） QHD30（2560*1440）
- 108OP60/30 720P120/60/30 VGA240
- Video aspect: Focusing screen/Vintage
- Picture Size： 20M 16M 12M 10M 8M 5M 3M VGA
- Video Format： MP4 H.264
- Picture Format： JPG Color/Sepia/B&W & RAW (Black&Withe)
- Storage Capacity： Micro SD Max 128Gb
- USB Interface： USB TYPE-C
- Display： 2.0″capacitive touch screen
- ISO: 100 - 3200
- Auto White: yes
- Balance： yes
- Auto Eve ： yes
- Picture ip： yes
- WIFI： yes
- Remote： yes
- Language EN FR ES PT DE IT CN RU JP
- Battery: 3.7V 2.700mAh
*subject to changes, quality nevertheless will be at least same or better
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2 place at Bold Brain challenge 2018 - southern Switzerland
"I’m Back® was designed to bring an innovative and for long time expected solution to the fully functional but unused analog cameras that are still in the market."
USA - New York
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More info: www.imback.eu
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50 Early birds sold in 3 days!
The family is growing! We have added 4 new adapters:
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Please note that all backers that have selected a reward without a dedicated adapter, will receive at the end of the campaign an email with the updated adapter list below:
I’m Back® exists to give a second chance to important things that matters in our lifes: Hasselblad, Bronica, Mamiya, Rolleiflex, Kiev 88 and many others.
Hasselblad C series
Mamiya 67 - The big studio camera.
Zenza Bronica S
The design of this product is called "Depth-of-field" (DoF) adapter. In normal digital cameras, the image from the lens is directly projected onto the sensor. So the smaller the size of the sensor, the more the image is cropped which we call crop factor. In this DoF "digital back", the image is projected onto the focusing screen. And then we use a digital camera to take a photo of this focusing screen. There is no crop factor.
I'm Back® MF offers a 16mp Panasonic sensor that provides pictures and movies of 20, 16, 12, 8, 4, 2 mega pixels at your choice! Thanks to the focusing screen it will always maintain the nice vintage flavour of your images. A smart touch screen display is included, making the device very user-friendly. Photos and videos can be transmitted through the WiFi and can be saved in your smartphone. You can also use the display of your smartphone, to have a bigger screen and to control the camera through it.
The result, as you can see in the photos published here, is something very special: although it is digital, it keeps the genuine warm and grainy vintage pictures. I'm Back® is unique in its kind; an extremely affordable solution to use your fantastic analogue photo camera in a digital way.
Try it! And, whenever you want, you can pull-off the back, put a roll of photographic films of your choice and shoot analogue photos like in the 1950s! I'm Back® joins the best of both worlds, analog and digital!
I'm Back® was intended for...
...those who want to have fun and are tired to discuss about high resolutions and megapixels!!! Yes, because the magic about taking a photo is to study it, to click and why not, to make "mistakes", take it again and conceive a unique photo by analysing carefully the shape and not just caring about technology, as we used to do when we had only 12 poses clicking only when we were convinced to be ready.
I'm Back®. For those who love art.
"May not be suitable for professional photographers who wish to maximise the number of pixels in an image ;-)"
Brazilian by birth, Portuguese by right and Italian by passion!
His first camera was a pinhole at the age of 10, which was not satisfied, he created a shutter to have the effect of "push the button", at age 11 he wins in the category "originality" the first place in competition for young designers in his hometown Sorocaba. At the age of 15, he was the youngest professional designer in the textile area of Brazil. He continued his career by creating advertising campaigns, illustrations and directing photos and sometimes acting as a comic actor... In 2015, years later, he began to make a collection of cameras that he had used during his life. Dissatisfied with the "decadence" of analogs, some historical models began to gild 24k gold in Italy, trying to do something so that their days did not end up rusting. In 2016 he questioned himself; "Why not digitise them without being invasive?" In the same year he launched his first campaign ... afterwards he improved several times the design and relaunched it, and in a couple of years production and selling of the device "I'm Back®" started around the world.
In 2018, I'm Back® with Samuel Mello Medeiros and together with his partner Filippo Nishino, incorporated the "I'm Back GmbH" company based in Lugano, Switzerland. They won the prestigious CINEMA 5D prize at photokina 2018 fair alongside Panasonic and Fujifilm and obtained the second place in Switzerland as the best Startup of the Year in the Boldbrain competition. They received as well "from the whole world" compliments of great photographers and the rest is history...
Son of a Japanese father and an Italian mother, he was born in Brazil, grown-up in Germany, and ended-up living in Switzerland.
In the beginning of 2018 Filippo and Samuel met the first time, and after a few weeks only, they concluded there was a huge request and need to give a second life to analog photo cameras and they decided to incorporate I'm Back GmbH.
Filippo has deep experience in business development, start-ups and strong track record as "rain maker", creating value thanks to his great determination and experienced investment background. He managed several SMEs and conducts business in German, Portuguese, English and Italian.
Filippo holds a MBA from Politecnico di Milano, a MSc in Corporate Finance and a BSc in International Commerce with summa cum laude from Università degli Studi di Milano.
It is not a substitution to film rolls. It is not invasive since all it takes is to take off the back cover of the camera therefore you can always go back to take analog pictures. It is not a competitor against other digital cameras. The main objective of I’m Back® is to urge the return of the old and perfectly functioning analog cameras with the possibility to see in real time the result of the pictures you take.
My prototypes by:
Official distributor for Italy :
Gaetano Acunzo, director and DOP, passionate about tech and new media has worked for several video productions such as Disney Channel Europe, Sony music and The Jackal. In 2018, he also attended the Apple Developer Academy in Naples where he learned how to merge new tech to video production. He also won the “Mediastar” prize for the best Director of Photography in commercials.
Shot with: Zenith 122 and Helios 58mm f2,0 M6 and I'm Back® for 35mm
Ciel Rouge is a music duo produced by Michele Oliva.
Directed by Gaetano Acunzo
First Assistant: Rossella Silvestri
Model: Pia Francesca Caso
Rossella Silvestri is a portrait photographer who finds in photography a way to connect with people. She worked with different brands and companies like Nike and Sony Music. In 2017 she worked as Unit Still photographer on the set of “Mezzanotte Zero Zero” by Nicola Conversa, which was selected for the David di Donatello. She also had the opportunity to expose in New York one of her portraits thanks to See.me.
Takes with I'm Back®Pro, and I'm Back® MF
* The product names quoted on this page are registered trademarks.
Risks and challenges
Delivery times may differ significantly due to the production lead times, nevertheless, like we did in the past campaigns, we're improving the entire supply chain process which is much leaner now. The PCB and the sensors may differ from the one showed at the pictures above, nevertheless the resolution and quality will be necessarily equal or higher.
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