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Keighley photographer’s focus on ‘digipod’
11:00am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
A former Fleet Street photographer is focussed on an innovative way of combining traditional with digital.
James Jackson has created a so-called Digipod, which replaces the 35mm film in old single lens reflex (SLR) camera bodies.
The 58-year-old, from View Road, Keighley, worked with the town’s Fab Lab and a Sheffield electronics company on producing the device.
“I first started thinking about this around five years ago and have worked on it actively for the past couple of years or so,” said Mr Jackson.
“I’ve a number of SLR cameras I used as a young professional and they are precision mechanical instruments, which hold great memories and took some great images.”
He said the Digipod has no hard memory – everything is saved to a micro sd card, and it has a mini USB for direct connection to a computer.
It is slotted into the camera casing.
A patent is pending on the product.
Mr Jackson is now seeking backers.
One thousand people, each pledging £199, are needed to enable Digipod to enter production.
It has been launched on indiegogo – http://igg.me/at/digipod/x/4301479 – where more information can be found.