Film photography today will not surprise anyone. The story moves in a spiral, and the film has already received another round of development: influencers broadcast simple soapboxes into stories, pros take pictures on mastodons proven for decades, and new developing laboratories open in big cities here and there.
From a philistine point of view, the film seems to be something incomprehensible in detail. Which one to choose, how to shoot, where to develop — along the way, a lot of questions arise that drown out the desire to try for many. This applies even to those who don’t shoot at all, but on the wave of trends I found an old camera on my grandfather’s shelf.
The Swiss startup I’m back in 2020 completed its Kickstarter fundraising, exceeding the declared amount ten times over. Thus, I’m back appeared on the market — the first universal digital back for analog cameras.
Now there are already many digital backs on the market, they are mainly produced for medium format cameras (Hasselblad, Bronica), so the founders of the Swiss company were not pioneers.
I’m back is compatible with rangefinder cameras like Leica and Kyiv, as well as with those cameras from Lomography (the same Diana F), both with the classic Canon AF‑1, and with Olympus, Pentax, Yashik, Nikon and Minolta … the list could go on for a very long time.
The back is installed on the camera instead of the back cover in such a way that the built-in sensor fits into the window of the film frame and takes on the image passing through the lens. It has a 2″ touchscreen display, USB‑C port, built-in Wi-Fi, mic input, flash sync support and a 14MP sensor… 1/2.33″ format! Yes, yes, no full-frame matrix.
The backdrop went through 6 rebirths before it hit the online store shelf and went on sale, and in 2018 it already won a prize at Photokina as one of the most innovative products.
- resolution — 16mp;
- format: jpeg and raw;
- frame size: 24x36mm, like a standard film frame;
- ISO: 100 — 3600;
- display: LCD 240*RGB*320;
- outputs: Micro HDMI, USB C Type;
- Video Resolution: 4K 3840*2160/30FPS — 1920*1080P/60fps — 1280*720P/120fps.