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by Ross_Alford
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS "100" camera/winder/back serial number?
Replies: 1
Views: 3432

DCS "100" camera/winder/back serial number?

I got lucky a while ago on eBay USA; my long running search for Kodak Nikon F3 found a DCS in very nice condition as part of a job lot including a few other old digital cameras. I have the F3, winder, back, but not the external DSU box or the rest of the kit--still I'm really happy. Although I bough...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: End of the (Collectors) Line? – Nikon D2X
Replies: 3
Views: 4177

Re: End of the (Collectors) Line? – Nikon D2X

I'm more or less the same--I bought a D2x new in 2005, sold it in 2010, and bought a used one for $300 a couple of years ago to collect as I missed it--it's an extremely usable camera even now, except in low light, as in my opinion the image quality deteriorates quite a bit above about ISO 400, and ...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Some News about my Kodak DCS200ci Update 20160621
Replies: 2
Views: 3883

Re: Some News about my Kodak DCS200ci

I'm probably too late to be of any help with this, but one thing that can help get rid of moire is to use an aperture small enough that diffraction softens the image slightly. Given the low pixel density of the DCS200 sensor, that would probably mean at least f 16 and maybe even 22 or 32, though.
by Ross_Alford
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: New analysis of Nikon E and Fuji DS production numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 7033

Re: New analysis of Nikon E and Fuji DS production numbers

It would be interesting to try it for Kodak Nikon models, using a list of Kodak serial numbers. I think there is one, if I recall, that covers lots of models. I'll have to give it try and see what happens. Need to find the list, first though. I think at least one has been mentioned on the Kodak sect...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: New analysis of Nikon E and Fuji DS production numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 7033

New analysis of Nikon E and Fuji DS production numbers

I ran across this very interesting (to me) article on Wikipedia while looking for a way to answer a work-related question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_tank_problem To save you looking it up, here's the description--In the statistical theory of estimation, the problem of estimating the maximu...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E2, E2s E2N manuals available for download at Nikonusa
Replies: 1
Views: 3681

E2, E2s E2N manuals available for download at Nikonusa

I'm sure this is new--as the subject line says, the full pdf manual for the E2 and E2s, with an E2N supplement as a separate file, are available on the nikonusa.com website in the service & support section along with other dslr manuals. This is a big change from a few years ago when as far as I coul...
by Ross_Alford
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!
Replies: 4
Views: 5250

Nikon marketing updated mirrorless DS-505A -- Reuters!

No kidding, this appeared in my Google news feed this morning, and it isn't even April 1. http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/09/08/idINIndia-59233720110908 Have a look quickly before it disappears. I saved it into a pdf file, just in case. Be sure to hover your cursor over the image so you see the c...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: USB PCMCIA memory card reader??
Replies: 4
Views: 5331

Re: USB PCMCIA memory card reader??

Hi Nico Thanks. I had a look and they do have them. Sort of expensive and the ordering process appears to be complex, especially if you are outside the USA. Your reply prompted me to try a bunch of searches on eBay and Google, mostly finding nothing and also a few similar things. However, I did find...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: USB PCMCIA memory card reader??
Replies: 4
Views: 5331

USB PCMCIA memory card reader??

Hi all Just wondering if anyone knows whether it is possible to get a card reader that reads full sized PCMCIA memory cards as used in our vintage DSLRs that has a USB interface and will thus work with modern computers? I have one with a SCSI interface, and I have a couple of old laptops that read P...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: NikonWeb.com DCS File Converter ver 0.2
Replies: 7
Views: 15605

Re: DCS file converter and rd-175

Jarle, thanks for putting together the converter, its great to have another easy to use option Re the rd-175, you can cut files from a memory card and paste them onto your hard drive (frees the space on the memory card) then run the original Minolta software and tell it to read files. This works fin...
by Ross_Alford
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E2s and E3s
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

Re: Nikon E2s and E3s

Very good luck there, getting 2 with boxes and cards etc. Just curious--does anyone know if the neckstraps for these are unique? I wasn't paying much attention to Nikon AF cameras in the 1990s, so I don't know. They certainly look different from the 2000s design and from earlier designs that came wi...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Sony MVC-5000 Still Video Camera manual pdf available
Replies: 2
Views: 3951

Sony MVC-5000 Still Video Camera manual pdf available

Hi all, I've just scanned in and made a pdf of the manual for the Sony MVC-5000 still video camera. I also have a manual for the MVR-5300 player/recorder, and if anyone is interested I could scan that as well. Please send me a message with an email address if you'd like a copy of either one. Cheers,...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E2N for sale on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 3532

Re: Nikon E2N for sale on eBay

Wow. Expensive.
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS-200 Monochrome on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 3379

Re: DCS-200 Monochrome on eBay

I have four DCS200 backs, all of which worked when I bought them but none of which I could get to work the last time I tried, don't know why, maybe ageing components/joints, and I didn't try very hard. They're all color models, and three of the four had remaining images on the hard drives that looke...
by Ross_Alford
Tue May 10, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Casio VS-101
Replies: 2
Views: 3372

Re: Casio VS-101

I really wanted a Canon Xapshot when those were being marketed (ca 1990?). I couldn't think of any excuse to buy it, though, so I didn't. I have one now, of course, along with a Sony Mavica 5000. I've taken photos with the Xapshot, and they are as good as you could expect from NTSC video (not very)....