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by Stan Disbrow
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Digital back for old film cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 11127

Re: Digital back for old film cameras

Hi,

The current state of microelectronics would certainly allow for this. But, they won't do such a thing for economic reasons. There is more dough in selling an entire unit. And, what we see in the Df is probably a one-off. From my reading up on it, they still haven't sold them all.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: What determines collectability?
Replies: 8
Views: 12054

Re: What determines collectability?

Hi, Quite a list! Mine is a lot shorter. I have the Ansco box camera which was my Mom's and an Argus 35mm rangefinder an aunt gave me as a teenager. And, the F4 which is the only film SLR I kept after going digital. I have had more DSLRs than I currently have. There was a merry-go-round there where ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Digital back for old film cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 11127

Re: Digital back for old film cameras

Hi,

Yeah. Folks who think the Kodak digital backs on Nikon F5's looked kludgey ought to see this. ;)

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Digital back for old film cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 11127

Re: Digital back for old film cameras

Hi, I see several Nikon back covers. F, F2, F3, etc. Even the FM and FA. So, it might be something fun to play with. I was thinking about grabbing an FA once I get a Df just for comparison. I had an FA long ago and it was my favorite film body. The one I kept, though, was my F4. It hasn't had batter...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Digital back for old film cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 11127

Re: Digital back for old film cameras

Hi, Hmmmm. Yes, a little late. But, then, in the video he says it took thousands of prototypes to get here. Man, if we took more than four turns of the prototype crank we'd have been in trouble! :P Maybe he is adding up P units built, not cycles. We always ran a final Pre-series to demo manufacturab...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: What determines collectability?
Replies: 8
Views: 12054

Re: What determines collectability?

Hi, Oh, yes. I am having fun. That has to be the most important aspect (pun intended). I went to a really cool local photo shop in Raleigh yesterday. The entire place looks like a collection of everything from the most current to the most vintage. My focus (yeah, two puns) was for one zoom lens for ...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: What determines collectability?
Replies: 8
Views: 12054

Re: What determines collectability?

Hi, Yeah. Every one is collectible! Of course they are. :) I was just sitting here trying to figure out just when a unit went from 'old' to 'vintage' to 'collectible'. ;) As I thought about it, I thought about it from an electronics point of view and came up with three generations. These things are ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Two DCS100s on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 5928

Re: Two DCS100s on eBay

Hi,

The 1999.99 DCS100 has been relisted.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: What determines collectability?
Replies: 8
Views: 12054

What determines collectability?

Hi, This is new to me, even though I have been on this board from the very beginning. Collecting, that is. I have always been into the technical side of it all, not the collecting side. But, that seems to be changing. As I went looking for a DSLR for my wife, and not wanting to spend a lot until I s...
by Stan Disbrow
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Two DCS100s on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 5928

Re: Two DCS100s on eBay

Hi,

And, now that ya got me looking, this morning I see a new listing for a 760M....which has a 'freezing up' issue. For the modest sum of $1399 you can have a 'fix-it' project. If that '1' weren't there, I might try a fix-it without a roadmap. As it is, no.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Two DCS100s on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 5928

Re: Two DCS100s on eBay

Hi, I couldn't readily find the $3500 one. Because....it is listed as a Nikon DCS-100, not a Kodak. The $1995 one is from someone I recall seeing one listed by long ago. Neither have DSU's. Whilst looking for 'Kodak DCS', I also see where there is a 760M listed for $2799. Hmmm. I have always wanted ...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon Df
Replies: 14
Views: 15089

Re: Nikon Df

Hi,

I hope you will tell me how you like (or not) the images made by your D4. That, after all, is what is most important.

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: I Shall Return
Replies: 19
Views: 13195

Re: I Shall Return

Hi, Yup. Got all those. All quite good. The physically smaller ones look lost on the 760, though. ;) They would be a much better fit on a Df. Heck, they are a much better fit on the D1H! :P My wife with her D80 has the 'bug' now. Wanted to try some of my lenses. I had to tell her: 'Nope, don't work ...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon Df
Replies: 14
Views: 15089

Nikon Df

Hi, The Df is probably too new to be considered collectible, but I wonder if any of the gang here shoot with one? It seems to be to be *the* DSLR for me. I have a nice set of AI'd, AI and AIS lenses left over from a series of Nikon film cameras (F2, FE, FA). They work fine on my F5 based Kodak 7xx D...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: I Shall Return
Replies: 19
Views: 13195

Re: I Shall Return

Hi, Well, Li-Ion in this case. They don't really have a Rhyme or Reason to them. Some last a long while. Some not so long. Deep cycling them shortens their life. Maybe that happened. Camera use would tend to run one down until the camera quit. One pack was Nikon branded, so I bet it came with the ca...