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by Ross_Alford
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 420c card problem (was: New member)
Replies: 4
Views: 4986

Can't say much about the Mac interfacing problem. On PCs, most DCS software and interfacing seems to work best on older machines. I have only been able to talk to my DSC200 using an old laptop with Windows 95; even a somewhat newer desktop with Win 98 does not seem to be willing. Also cannot help mu...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Using the D1
Replies: 17
Views: 14503

I do agree entirely, I certainly don't think that more pixels = better images, but as a general rule, more pixels does = more ability to make large prints, as long as we are still discussing DSLRs. Point-and-shoots are different; the present crop of 12 MP ones with visible noise and noise reduction ...
by Ross_Alford
Sat May 31, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Using the D1
Replies: 17
Views: 14503

Hi, Nico Thanks for replying. The point about the lenses is a good one. My main camera for taking pictures (as opposed to collecting) for the past 3 years has been, and will continue to be for at least another couple of years, a D2x, and it is very nice to be able to use AI and D series lenses, whic...
by Ross_Alford
Fri May 30, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Using the D1
Replies: 17
Views: 14503

Why do you think D1 series prices remain relatively high?

I just missed out on another D1 on eBay. It sold, no battery, untested recently, for $US220 or so. With charger, tested, they go for about $300. D1x still seems to sell for about $800. I have not been following the D1h so not sure but I think it is intermediate. Why are they so high? As a collector,...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Holy cow - DSU sold for $262
Replies: 5
Views: 5797

re--no power supply to test it with

I am completely with Stan on this. I never bid on anything on eBay where the vendor says something like that, unless I want it for parts, or am genuinely happy to have it even if it doesn't work. It seems like a far too handy way for sellers to try inflate the price of something that is broken. I ha...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: IBM to the rescue! (or: Kodak NC 2000e memory)
Replies: 3
Views: 7196

NC2000/e and infrared

One thing you might find interesting is to try the NC2000 or 2000e with a near-cutoff IR filter like an R72. Unlike the DCS420, which seems to have horrible problems with internal reflections, the NC series (and the DCS410 and 200) work much better, producing reasonable photos. Because the 2000 seri...
by Ross_Alford
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Fujiex DS-505: ebay ends Nov. 25th
Replies: 1
Views: 3514

It sold for $281. Pretty good price for an untested camera with no charger, batteries, cards, etc.
by Ross_Alford
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Off Topic: Agfa StudioCam
Replies: 4
Views: 7317

The Studiocam box was so huge and heavy that I ended up having to post it to myself by seamail instead of picking it up. After many trials and tribulations, including the US Postal Service letting the package sit for a few weeks in California then returning it to my relatives for not having a Custom...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Ebay: Nikon E2Ns...ends in 3 days
Replies: 3
Views: 4473

Maybe too expensive, but maybe it has started; the march of prices upwards as people realise just how rare these are. I wish. Annoying though as I was hoping to acquire a complete set.

Cheers,
Ross
by Ross_Alford
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: HG-10 FUJIX image memory card - price ??
Replies: 4
Views: 5086

I don't know about prices for the Fuji cards specifically but I know I have a 30 Mb ATA flash card, bought new in 1994 to use in a HP pocket computer, that cost $US1100, and that was a good deal at the time.

Cheers,
Ross
by Ross_Alford
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Who actually produced the E series?
Replies: 3
Views: 4369

Who actually produced the E series?

In the latest message in the serial number thread, spreefurt suggested that the rather non-nikonian serial numbering scheme, actually incorporating the year and quarter of manufacture, suggests the cameras were not actually produced by Nikon. Ken Rockwell, on his site, makes some rather nasty commen...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Nikon 420IR infrared
Replies: 10
Views: 10482

You shoud be able to tell fairly easily when you start using it. If vegetation comes out as a lighter grey than with the 420m, but not near white, then the camera must have no IR cutoff filter but no visible light blocking filter either. If that is so, then If you want the real classic IR effect, yo...
by Ross_Alford
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 200 TWAIN driver and KC2 converter
Replies: 3
Views: 8374

Thought others might be interested in this: I had a look at the dcraw converter by Dave Coffin, http://cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ and discovered it did not do DCS200 files. Sent him a sample, and he has already added the ability to decode them to dcraw. The source code is available from his page, ...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: More eBay items: dcs200s and NC2000e
Replies: 18
Views: 18305

I thought I would summarize my experience for the benefit of anyone else who is trying to get a DCS200 to communicate with a Windows machine. Brian kindly emailed the drivers to me. I would be willing to forward them on to others if needed. I installed them on a Windows 98 machine, where they work f...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: I once had a 460c
Replies: 23
Views: 17626

Hi, In my experience the thing to do is try as many combinations of cards and adapters as possible. CF to PCMCIA card adapters vary in their acceptability to DCS cameras too. I have 2 PCMCIA adapters and a dozen or so CF cards of various sizes and brands. One of the PCMCIA adapters is a Kodak one, w...