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by Ross_Alford
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E2s and E3s
Replies: 5
Views: 7281

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: 5556

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: 4906

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: 5069

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: 5125

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)....
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: 3734

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: 4648

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: 6615

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: 3840

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: 3686

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: 4034

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: 9738

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: 8988

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: 6166

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: 8988

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...