On the upcoming Digital camera and Picture Imaging Present 2022 (CP+) in Japan, a brand new accent designed to breathe new life into outdated movie cameras will probably be absolutely unveiled. The Digi Swap is an adjunct that permits you to connect an iPhone to a movie digicam and seize digital photographs by means of the movie digicam’s lens.
You probably have a movie digicam and lens however do not at all times need to undergo the effort and expense of capturing movie, with the ability to file digital pictures along with your analog gear could possibly be a enjoyable solution to make use of your tools.
Particulars are nonetheless scarce, however the Digi Swap web site exhibits just a few pictures of the accent in motion. It contains machined aluminum components that may match numerous movie cameras. The Digi Swap works with iPhone X, XS, 11, 11 Professional, 12, 12 Professional, 13 and 13 Professional fashions. It would not seem that the most recent Max fashions will work.
After eradicating the again of the movie digicam, you employ Digi Swap to connect your telephone to the again of the digicam. You then use an accompanying app to seize photographs on the iPhone. When utilizing the app on a linked telephone, the shutter pace and aperture are set on the movie digicam itself. You additionally wind the movie and use the digicam’s shutter launch to seize photographs.
It is an fascinating gadget. Though primarily based on the product photographs, it appears like it could be considerably cumbersome to handhold the digicam along with your iPhone protruding of the again. It is going to additionally require a little bit of finagling to get your iPhone’s digicam lined up with the again of the movie digicam. Based mostly on some early pattern pictures (seen in small sizes right here), the Digi Swap does allow you to seize digital photographs that retain the character of analog lenses. Nonetheless, a digital photograph is definitely not the identical as capturing movie.
Pricing and availability info is just not but out there, though it is reported that the product will launch on Kickstarter. Whereas a full record of suitable cameras is not out there, it is value noting that utilizing Digi Swap on a Leica M digicam would require an additional attachment that will probably be bought individually.