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by sfpeter
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: MVC-5000/7000 tip
Replies: 4
Views: 6255

Re: MVC-5000/7000

And lastly here it is in use as a regular camera:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 5afe756585
by sfpeter
Mon May 28, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: MVC-5000/7000 tip
Replies: 4
Views: 6255

Re: MVC-5000/7000 tip

After many, many hours of testing and fiddling I've come to the following conclusions: The floppy drive system is never 100% reliable, which was also the same when they were used in computers. The 5000 is very sensitive to having good and fully charged batteries. The problem is--which I've also come...
by sfpeter
Fri May 25, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Got a good deal on a DCS-720x!
Replies: 5
Views: 8579

Re: Got a good deal on a DCS-720x!

I made another post this evening about powering these up which has more details. The battery is a QB2 and the cable is a DC3. The NC2000 is harder as it needs to draw power from the internal battery connector. You can plug an external battery into the charging port as long as the internal battery is...
by sfpeter
Fri May 25, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Powering up the old cameras
Replies: 0
Views: 5401

Powering up the old cameras

I thought I'd share my tips/techniques I've found for getting these old cameras powered up again, as original batteries are hard to come by, and what memory cards I've found to work. This covers both Kodaks and Nikons but I included it in the Nikon section as they're more popular: *****These are mod...
by sfpeter
Thu May 24, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Nikon D800 is announced
Replies: 2
Views: 5110

Re: Nikon D800 is announced

After looking over the specs I've decided I would have little use for one. Arguably the high ISO would be better but this is really what the D800x should be--the high resolution landscape/portrait camera and not the general use one. In particular the low FPS is a big turn off for me.
by sfpeter
Thu May 24, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Wanted: Memory card for DS-505, aka Nikon E2
Replies: 1
Views: 4114

Re: Wanted: Memory card for DS-505, aka Nikon E2

Anybody? Bueller? Bueller? Surely all the HG-10 and EC-15 cards haven't disappeared into a black hole, have they? To make it clear why I've been looking so long the later DS-515/DS-565 or E2s/E3 are more compatible with a wider ranger of pcmcia flash cards. I've had and found on Ebay cards that the ...
by sfpeter
Thu May 24, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Got a good deal on a DCS-720x!
Replies: 5
Views: 8579

Re: Got a good deal on a DCS-720x!

Welcome to the club! Batteries are still out there on Ebay, the question is the chargers, and they are the low end Chinese batteries. I've been able to get my 620X going by using an external Quantum battery (QB2) and you could probably do the same. The hard part is coming up with the right cable for...
by sfpeter
Thu May 24, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: MVC-5000/7000 tip
Replies: 4
Views: 6255

Re: MVC-5000/7000 tip

Well it looks like that wasn't it. After a brief episode of working okay I'm back to the same problem, which I think it a bad shutter or something with the mirror mechanism. The behavior is about the same as my D50 when it had a bad shutter; a few frames are shot fine, then it's hanging and feeling ...
by sfpeter
Thu May 24, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: HDR in photojournalism - or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 4646

Re: HDR in photojournalism - or not?

I remember several years ago (1990's) a photographer was fired over an image of a fireman on a crane against a sky that was darkened to look ominous, and then there was the infamous OJ Simpson photo. Part of the reasoning against retouching photos is the old concept that the camera was an objective ...
by sfpeter
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: NIKON E2I
Replies: 10
Views: 13259

Re: NIKON E2I

Haven't heard of that variant, Ron; all I can find about it is this reference in a medical case:

http://www.mi-tokai.com/cases/case0130.htm
by sfpeter
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: NC2000 Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 3818

Re: NC2000 Gallery

Well I may have solved the problem, I replaced the N90 body with one from my DCS 420 (to forever sit on a shelf), and the yellow lines and sticking shutter have gone away. I'll have to try it out tomorrow to see how the photos work. Thtupid sundown taking all the light away.....
by sfpeter
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: NC2000 Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 3818

NC2000 Gallery

Hello: Some photos of and by the NC2000 I got running again: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2882810082376.130475.1623829462&type=1&l=d8c934254b Also need some advice. When I first powered it up I got an "E7" error which went away when I reformatted the card, but then I had an intermittent...
by sfpeter
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: MVC-5000/7000 tip
Replies: 4
Views: 6255

MVC-5000/7000 tip

Since there's probably all of five of us who still use these this will likely go under the heading of useless information, nevertheless it may come in handy somewhere at some point. You should be able to put in a fresh battery, point it at something bright (fast shutter speed) and crank off 5-6 shot...
by sfpeter
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: "Kodak Bankruptcy: Photographers Mourn"
Replies: 3
Views: 6561

Re: "Kodak Bankruptcy: Photographers Mourn"

Sad, but to be honest Kodak hasn't really been marketing cameras for decades. We all know the story about the Nikon/Kodak SLR's and the Pro 14n; but before that Kodak wasn't a a big name in the professional film SLR world. Matter of fact I don't think they had any "serious" SLR's since the 60's. The...
by sfpeter
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: NikonWeb.com article: Nikon V1 first impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 5426

Re: NikonWeb.com article: Nikon V1 first impressions

I'll admit I'm intrigued with this and some of the other mirrorless wonders, but at $850 just for the body my money is staying put. I don't know if it's the economics of bringing in a new line or the caveat of something new, but all of them are just too expensive. I think it it notable is this proba...