By Khurram Aziz email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 16, 2013 10:22 PM EST
In an effort to bring film photography kicking and screaming into the 21st century, Austrian camera company, Lomography, has unveiled a new gadget which scans your 35mm negatives, and ports them to your smarphone.
The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner, can scan a variety of 35mm film - colur slides, color negatives as well as black and white film - and comes in a portable size.
At the moment the scanner is just another product over at the Kickstarter project waiting for funding which, at the time of writing, has already raised $59,960 beating its $50,000 goal with 19 days still to go.
Lomography cameras are based on the old Soviet LOMO LC-A 35mm compact camera produced in the 1980s. In the 1990s, a group of Austrian students were so charmed by the pictures produced on the robust camera, that they bought the sole distribution rights for the LOMO lens, and turned it into an international hipster phenomenon.
"Many of us still shoot analog photos or have heaps of 35mm film lying around at home. Maybe you have a collection of funny photos from when you were young or even funnier photos of your parents when they were young," says the scanner's Kickstarter page. "Wouldn't it be great if you could share all those old memories in an instant? We've developed the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner for this very reason; it's a brand new way to scan your 35mm stills and the perfect tool for analog photographers and retro-enthusiasts."
The scanner is designed to work with a special Lomoscanner App which will be released both for iOS and Android devices.