The Lomography movement has all been about keeping film photography alive with some neat cameras and even its own brand of film. Now, the minds behind Lomography are trying to bring their love of the analog format to the digital age with a film scanner that you can use with just about any smartphone.
The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner is a completely self-contained device you can attach your iPhone or most Android phones to copy, edit, print, and share all your old 35mm film reels.
All you have to do is insert your filmstrip, turn on the internal backlight (powered by two AA batteries), and take a picture of the illuminated negative using the included Lomoscanner app. From there, you can turn you digital proofs into positives, stitch multiple photos into panoramas, and create multi-frame animations.
The film scanner is also designed to work with some of Lomography’s unconventional film formats, including the long panoramic strips used by the Spinner 360° camera and 35mm analog movies created with the LomoKino.
If you like the sound of digitizing your heaps of 35mm films using this Smartphone Film Scanner, you can reserve your own through Kickstarter for $60, or $100 if you want a Sprocket Rocket 35mm camera along with the scanner. The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanners are expected to arrive to backers sometime in March this year.
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