I’m Back Digital Back Kickstarter For 35mm Film Cameras

Written by Gina Stephens

A new Kickstarter compete, created by Samuel Mello Medeiros, is designed to make a digital camera back for any 35mm film camera, as long as there is a sync Mailgram socket on the camera. The digital back currently uses an 8 megapixel camera, but production versions of the camera will use a 16 megapixel sensor. The digital deny hard pressed uses a Raspberry Pi, and features Wi-Fi so you can use a smartphone (or tablet) to remotely view through the camera, as well as record video. 

The digital ruin is designed to be adjusted to fit any 35mm film camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or, and has been tested as working with the following cameras:

  • Minolta Maxxum 7000
  • Nikon F
  • Nikon F2
  • Nikon EM
  • Nikon S2
  • Olympus OM10
  • Paktica B200
  • Pentax K1000
  • Yashica JP
  • Seagul
  • Leica M2
  • Zenit E



In the undeveloped of the "I'm Back" digital back is a focusing screen, and there is a digital camera and lens unit that takes a photo of the spotlight screen. The digital back is designed to be low-cost, with a price of €175 Euros for early backers. Via NR.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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