Lomography has announced two new film scanning kits — The DigitaLIZA+ and DigitaLIZA Max — that take advantage of either a digital camera or a smartphone to allow for a super-simple tabletop process.
The company says that it designed the two new film scanning kits to get around the fiddly, complicated, and expensive film scanners on the market, and it developed the new system to allow for versatile and accessible film scanning and made the process as simple as possible. The two new kits are inspired by the DigitaLIZA scanning masks, its Smartphone Scanner, and the design of classic enlargers.
The kits are advertised as being able to scan 35mm film, 35mm with sprockets, 127, and 120 formats.
The DigitaLIZA+ is described as an all-in-one modular system for simple scanning using a DSLR or mirrorless digital camera. This kit includes everything needed to keep film flat and illuminated, but photographers will need to supply their own camera and tripod. The DigitaLIZA Max takes everything found in the DigitaLIZA+ but adds a smartphone holder column that allows anyone to scan film using their smartphone. Lomography says it is compatible with any smartphone on the market. Just as was the case with the DigitaLIZA+, it works with standard frames or more experimental ones, and the design of the device allows photographers to scan anywhere with any format negative.
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