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by Ross_Alford
Tue May 10, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: RD-175 drivers-where to get them now?
Replies: 2
Views: 3182

Re: RD-175 drivers-where to get them now?

I have a number of Windows files that I downloaded. There is an RD175SETUP.EXE, RD175WDM.SYS and RD175WDM.INF, as well as a pdf of the manual for the camera. I also have RD17520E.exe which I believe is a self-extracting zip archive containing those files. I would be happy to upload the files or the ...
by Ross_Alford
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Extreme optimist listing of DS505 on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 4214

Extreme optimist listing of DS505 on eBay

I think the seller must not have bothered to do any research. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300542720967 No battery, untested, pretty well used. S/N looks like 5300012, not a particularly interesting one (5100001 would be nice but still not worth the price, at least to me). It w...
by Ross_Alford
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E series -- very first purpose-built DSLRs?
Replies: 5
Views: 5877

E series -- very first purpose-built DSLRs?

This just occurred to me yesterday, and I don't know for certain that it's correct, maybe I'm missing something. It seems to me that the Nikon/Fujix E series, specifically I guess the E2, but in a sense the whole series, were really the absolute first DSLRs that were designed from the ground up to b...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Really nice DCS full outfit on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 3381

Really nice DCS full outfit on eBay

This is pretty spectacular, unfortunately the seller seems to have a pretty good idea of what it's worth, maybe even over the top. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160537917419 Even so I felt sorely tempted for a little while. Then I thought about the fact that it would probably st...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E2N for sell on EBAY sn:7300088
Replies: 1
Views: 3132

Re: E2N for sell on EBAY sn:7300088

Sold for $575. Note that it had box, neck strap still in plastic, looked near-mint. Those boxes must be pretty rare. I'm glad I didn't see this until it was over; I would have been tempted.
by Ross_Alford
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: ebay - FUJIX DS-515,#5300001
Replies: 1
Views: 3447

Re: ebay - FUJIX DS-515,#5300001

Sold for $715.51. A nice example (I suspect) of how laying a listing out nicely with lots of photos and knowing the history and significance of what you're selling can make a huge difference--it would have been easy to sell the same camera for $125, with a more typical eBay listing. Nice to see pric...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: IMAGEK (Digital Film)
Replies: 8
Views: 8516

Re: IMAGEK (Digital Film)

I agree with Stan that it'd be very hard to go back to being unable to look at images right after taking them. On the other hand, I'm not sure a new camera back would really be necessary. A stick-on unit with an LCD panel and a few buttons could be made, and communicate with the digital unit inside ...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Minolta RD-175 on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Re: Minolta RD-175 on eBay

.. compared to old Kodaks, for instance, where Adobe Camera Raw works _much_ better than Photodesk .. It does? For some reason, I've been under the impression that PhotoDesk will produce the best results. I've usually converted my Kodak files to standard TIFF files using PhotoDesk before processing...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Think photo gear is expensive? Read this.
Replies: 5
Views: 5385

Re: Think photo gear is expensive? Read this.

The web site articles are hysterical. A great example of why scientific research is done using "blinding" when observer bias might be important--they keep saying things along the lines of "the measurements could not reveal a difference, but X sounded vastly better than Y". Right. Some time ago, some...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Minolta RD-175 on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Re: Minolta RD-175 on eBay

Well, I managed to get it up and running. Thanks, Jarle, for the pointer to the software; it would definitely have been impossible without that (and my pack-rat tendencies, so I have a Win 98 machine with SCSI board that still runs, and a fairly amazing set of SCSI cables with various connectors and...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Minolta RD-175 on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 7793

Re: Minolta RD-175 on eBay

Well, I just bought one on eBay Australia. Not a particular bargain, but has the full outfit, including a SCSI cable and lens, but apparently minus a memory card. I will see if the software is still downloadable, and if my antique computer with the SCSI card in it still works (haven't fired it up in...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Coolpix 300 wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 7996

Re: Coolpix 300 wanted

I hadn't noticed this thread before. I have two of them. Will check and if they both work I'd be happy to come to some arrangement with Nico, if he's still looking. They are kind of cool gadgets.
by Ross_Alford
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 560 Infrared
Replies: 6
Views: 6972

Re: DCS 560 Infrared--a trick for monochrome IR

A trick with IR shots-- It may not work with a 760 nm IR filter, and may not work with some versions of the filter arrays on various digital cameras, but try shooting raw, and using dcraw with automatic white balance and -d (document mode, does not demosaic) to develop. With an 800 or so nm filter o...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: What glue for DCS 14n grip rubber?
Replies: 2
Views: 3639

Re: What glue for DCS 14n grip rubber?

Thanks very much, Stan. I'll see if I can source some old-fashioned contact cement. I'll look for lots of warnings on the label.

Had a look at the tape--the price _is_ impressive. Maybe not quite worth its weight in gold but worth far more than its weight in silver.

Cheers,
Ross
by Ross_Alford
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: What glue for DCS 14n grip rubber?
Replies: 2
Views: 3639

What glue for DCS 14n grip rubber?

Hi, I've got my recently purchased bargain-basement DCS 14n into almost nice shape. Fixed the pushed-in remote socket, have now more or less fixed the taped-on multi-selector; used a small piece of thin double-sided foam tape, with a hole drilled in the center for the remains of the original mountin...