Tuesday, April 5, 2011

RE-35 no longer available

The belated trophy for best photo-related April Fool's gag has to go to the RE-35. A digital cartridge for film cameras? It's so brilliantly silly that it's almost believable.


I guess a lot of others thought so too. The product site became so popular that this morning it collapsed under its own weight and was replaced with a general site marker. Oh well, fun while it lasted. Some tearpages can still be found here.

6 comments:

Hernan Zenteno said...

If I not remember bad there was a promise of something similar at the begin of the digital wave. This guys are very good in design issues. I love the flexisensor technology. Ahahaha

infrar3d said...

This is what you're thinking of Hernan
http://cultureandcommunication.org/deadmedia/index.php/Silicon_Film

Blake Andrews said...

That's hilarious. I had no idea there was a predecessor. Here is infrar3d's complete link.

Chris said...

My $2000 pre-order looks real enough. Oh crap.

ed g. said...

www.re35.net now has an all-text page confessing it was a prank and noting that there seems to be a lot of pent-up demand for such a product. I'd sure buy one.

jon said...

Why isn't there one? I 'thought of' this idea months ago;-) I want one.