While many photographers might extol the virtues of shooting analog and film, claiming that it produces “warmer” images and has a certain tone/feel to it that digital can’t replicate, it is hard to ignore some of the downsides to shooting with film. This includes the inability to check photos after you’ve taken them, the time and money spent developing the film, and also the low storage capacity.
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, a Kickstarter campaign for an accessory called “I’m Back” has been launched (via DPreview). This is an attachment for your analog SLR camera that will turn it into a digital hybrid where it will come with a 2-inch touchscreen and also gives your analog camera WiFi capabilities to allow users to transfer photos. It also comes with a 16MP Panasonic sensor and a Novatek 96660 image processor.
Basically it kind of “hijacks” your analog camera to take advantage of its lens, while the attachment converts those images taken into digital, thus maintaining the look and feel of film but without some of the disadvantages. The attachment will play nicely with quite a few brands and models, including those from Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Leica, Pentax, and so on, with a universal adapter allowing users to use it with almost any 35mm camera including Lomography cameras.
If you’re interested in pledging your support, you can head on over to its Kickstarter page where a pledge of 225 euros will nab you the fully assembled kit upon its release.