One of the best April Fools’ Days related to photography in recent years is RE35It claims to be a 35mm film roll from which you can take out a digital sensor so that you can take pictures up to 12MP from your favorite old manual film SLR.As the site now admits, this is certainly not true, but a brilliant idea from the maker definiteAnd was found Hacker day, Thanks to Raspberry Pi Zero W And camera.
The construction takes advantage of the small size of the Raspberry Pi Zero W and the ZeroCam camera module specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi Zero. A 3D printed shell is located where the film is located, supporting the zero, and the camera module (with the lens removed) is located right in the center of the film window, effectively taking photos of the back of the lens. It can even shoot and stream videos via Wi-Fi.
The photos are stored on the Micro SD card of the Raspberry Pi Zero. Power is provided by a battery and a boost converter, which is located where the film is rolled up. Using a lens that looks like 50 mm, the image quality is good, but the magnification is high, so it is recommended to use an ultra-wide-angle lens or a wide-angle zero camera module for your camera.
The camera’s shutter release button does not actually take pictures, and the camera’s shutter needs to be open all the time. Befinitiv used his laptop to control the Pi camera in the video he made about the project.
An interesting brand, if not a very practical brand. However, the idea of bringing a retro camera back to life as a webcam or security camera is an interesting idea.