Technology

1981 Canon AE-1 Hacked Into A Digital Camera

Canon AE-WANT

Tell me you’re not looking at this and saying, “WANT.”

I really have a minor obsession with the thin line between analog and digital technologies. I think there’s a certain aesthetic beauty in the past, and the functional way of doing things the old fashioned way. But digital efficiency and manipulation are truly wonders of the 21st century, and everything in between is the shift, fleeting and fragile forms of innovation that flicker for a brief second of astounding marvel.

Okay, enough lyrical waxing. What we see is the actual body of a 1981 Canon AE-1, a full metal SLR back in the eighties. Now, I don’t profess to know a lot about photography or film, but I can appreciate the mechanical precision and chemical magic of photography from that era, in fact I still think the Nikon FM-2 is one of the most iconic cameras of all time!

Guts

The guts however, come from what many people believe to be a Canon Powershot SD870. It’s cool, but this doesn’t have the same technology as a digital SLR nor is it micro four thirds camera like the Olympus PEN EP-1. However, that does not stop it from being awesome, simply because he did it himself!

More pictures and discussions at DP Reviw.

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Technology

Pocket Sized Crosley Revolution Vinyl Players

Crosley Revolution
Credit: Crosley

For the analog music lovers and vinyl collectors, this could be the answer toward coexistence in a digital world.

The Crosley Revolution is a battery operated turntable (6 AA) that plays 7″ or 12″ records. With regards to output, there are dual 3.5mm headphone jacks and is USB enabled to sync with your PC or Mac.

It’s targeted at portability, so think listening parties, vinyl swaps, and also digital preservation and production.

Check out more details at the product site: Crosley Radio

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