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by Stan Disbrow
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series serial numbers
Replies: 87
Views: 120272

Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Hi, If anyone still cares, I just spotted another eBay unit. A DS-565 S/N 900012. This one in Japan 'for parts' and with a price tag of USD 8129 plus 750 shipping. (!) For that money, I will be buying a Fujifilm all right, just not a DS-565 Medium Format (as they list it). But another Fujifilm mediu...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Charging Kodak DCS 5xx, 6xx and 7xx Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Re: Charging Kodak DCS 5xx, 6xx and 7xx Batteries

Hi, NC2000 was originally NiCd, not NiMH. As were the later stick packs. Kodak didn't go NiMH until later on during the 5xx and 6xx series. And, then they had a charger change from the Flat to Angled Top unit. The Flat Top had a trickle charge for the NiCd rather than a full shut off. Trickle charge...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Charging Kodak DCS 5xx, 6xx and 7xx Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Re: Charging Kodak DCS 5xx, 6xx and 7xx Batteries

Hi, On, man! The Mind Boggles! :P It all boils down to how well the makers of the packs and chargers did their engineering. Li Ion chemistry needs a lot of handholding in both the charge and discharge direction. One has to watch the rates, both voltage and current. This needs to account for the curr...
by Stan Disbrow
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 7873

Re: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement

Hi, They work as well as the original Kodak packs did. That is around 200 shots on the 760c per charge. Is OK. The most memory it can use is 2 GB. 225 shots. So, change card and battery at the same time. They are all Chinese made cells these days, no matter who you buy them from. I stick with NiMH. ...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition

Hi, Yes, after correction in PD, the Xena images look quite close to their RGB CFA counterparts. The 2 MP ones. The images from the D1H are quite a bit smoother and cleaner than the 520c ones. This probably because the Sony sensor in the D1H is a 10 MP CCD where they ganged four photosites under eac...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 7873

Re: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement

Hi, I want to let you know that I missed this post completely. I would have had a look at one of my packs to see how it might be done. Yes, things are usually ultrasonically welded. I use a fat metal handle X-acto knife and a very small ball peen hammer to crack packs open. ;) Not that I have needed...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition

Hi, The yellow cast was pretty much just annoying. In Photoshop, I could get it out and then not like some other colors in the shot. That wasn't bad using it for night auto racing. Those folks were happy with any pictures taken. If I got the car color close to right, they were happy. For my wife's p...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition

Hi, Sorry for the delay. This site sees so little use these days that I rarely check in. Yes, there is a difference. The normal sensors use RGB dyes in the CFA. The Xena sensors use CYM. In other words a single layer of color for each filter in the CFA as opposed to two colors per. This gives you le...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, Well, the 1D issue wasn't too bad. It tended to show up when shooting existing light indoors with a lamp in the shot. Otherwise it was pretty decent. I got one because I had picked up a used 1Ds from a friend and so bought a couple Canon lenses to go with. Even though I mostly used Nikon manual ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, It was the Canon 1D, 4 MP APS-H, that had a bleed issue. Worst of the bunch. Since it was a CCD, it bled in a streak rather than a blob. And, they were different since they read even lines to the right and odd lines to the left to increase reading speed. Well, it was a sports camera. Anyway, a b...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, They made a lot of the 1.3 MP units over several models, in both Nikon and Canon. That basic design allowed Kodak to simply buy a film body and stick their digital back on. I only had one like that, a 460, which was the first APS-H 6 MP. Had that alongside a Nikon E2. This was when everyone was ...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 3456

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, Looks like pixel bleeding to me. That is when high level light causes electrical charge to migrate thru the silicon to neighboring pixels which have a lower electrical charge because they have received less light. I know Kodak had real issues with the non-Kodak sensor (Fill Factory made IIRC) in...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series serial numbers
Replies: 87
Views: 120272

Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Hi,

Here's another seen on eBay: E2N 7300051

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Power Supply FUJIX Nikon E2s
Replies: 1
Views: 3353

Re: Power Supply FUJIX Nikon E2s

Hi, I open packs using a flat blade Xacto knife in the big fat handle. I use it like a chisel with a small ball peen hammer. This, along the seam between the two clamshell halves. A small vise to hold the pack comes in handy as well. You will have to use NiCd cells as the E2 charger with the round p...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 420 Wonderhealing?!
Replies: 1
Views: 2840

Re: Kodak DCS 420 Wonderhealing?!

Hi, Welcome to the world of old/bad batteries! ;) Yeah. Doesn't work properly when the voltage is low. Pretty much par for the course. And, just using a voltmeter on a pack won't tell the whole story. You need to measure under maximum load. Batteries drop voltage as the load increases. Bad batteries...