Remember that time when people used to make photos with film? And then that other time digital cameras took over the world? I do. And if you are anything like me, you probably have a few rolls of negatives left over from the analogue age. But what do you do if you want your negatives printed again, but don’t have the time or the money to do so? Our friends over at Photojojo and Lomography have the perfect solution. Photographers: meet the iPhone and Android 35mm film scanner. Yes, you read that right. You can turn your phone into a film scanner.
Flatbed film scanners cost a lot of money, but for the low price of $59.99 you can scan 35mm film directly to your smartphone. Besides the price, the best part of this is how easy it is to use. There are no more cables, equipment, or relying on other people. Just slide your smartphone onto the mount of the scanner, turn on the battery powered backlight, then insert the film. Take a photo of the negative that you want, and BAM- you have now scanned your negatives into a digital format. If this all seems too good to be true, wait until you read this- with Lomo’s free app, you can even adjust your exposure and color before you capture it. You can go here to purchase the iPhone and Android film scanner.