I saw plenty of bad press and heavy critics by the photography community on the new Yashica camera Kickstarter campaign. But what we learned is that an innovative idea seems to count much more than the opinion of the press.
Yashica raised around $800,000 and is getting really close to the million dollar mark. they raised nearly 10 times the requested target funding. I am not convinced by Yashicas idea but I admire their balls for trying something innovative! Canon and Nikon could take a leasson from them :)
I had to read their text on Kickstarter multiple times before to understand how this works :)
Yashica launched a digital camera that records images on a “Digital-film”. This digital-film is sort of preloaded with a filter and you can buy different versions of it.
In both appearance and sensation, YASHICA Y35 recaptures the joy and meaning of analogue-photography but eliminating the time and expense required for film development. Taste as analogue camera, need to load a “digiFilm” to create your album. A brief pause is required to wind on the film before shooting. At this millisecond of pulse, it grants us time to inspire and think, the exact moment the shutter snaps. The innovative digiFilm system was created by YASHICA. It features a glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that makes sure every shot is perfectly exposed with an aperture of 2.8 as well as lot of creative digiFilm.
Don’t know if this will become a winner-concept. But for sure it’s quite unique! Here is a video that shows how it works:
1/3.2-inch CMOS sensor
14 megapixel photos
Apertures of f2.8
Focal Length 35mm
A minimum focusing distance of 1m (~3 feet) to infinity
Samyang announced one more new autofocus lens for the Sony FE system: It’s the new 35mm f/1.4 FE. It will go on sale in November for a price around 600 Euro and Dollars. The only official price we got so far is £599.00 (via ePhotozine)
And Samyang is also offering a new Lens Station for their FE lens line (info here).
Samyang is pushing hard to launch one FE lens after another. Current Sony and Zeiss lenses are very expensive and the Koreans probably see a good chance to fill the gap with some nice good quality but still low price autofocus FE lens.
Samyang is also rumored to launch a 135mm FE lens in November/December. While Sigma will announce their first FE lenses in February next year.
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