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by Ross_Alford
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Shooting with my DS-565 (E3S)
Replies: 16
Views: 12878

I tried the Fuji plugin, found it via Stan's earlier post on this forum, and it works for E3 TIF files; at least it seems to load them correctly, but it only loads them as 8-bit images, and there is no opportunity to correct exposure--it was this I was wishing for. I haven't tried the nikon view opt...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Shooting with my DS-565 (E3S)
Replies: 16
Views: 12878

Among the other things I've done with the E3 in the 24 hours I've had it is take pictures of a set of resolution charts I always use to see how well cameras and lenses are doing. I can report that the ROS is not degrading performance; it's more or less exactly what you'd expect from a camera with a ...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Full resolution Nikon E3 sample images
Replies: 1
Views: 3908

Full resolution Nikon E3 sample images

I've taken the E3 out for a real test run, and have posted some of the better results at http://www.pbase.com/northqueenslandphotos/classicdigital Some of them were taken with the E3 and a Sigma 12-24 zoom, which surprizingly does not vignette badly at all. It's amazing to be able to see what happen...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: My "new" E3 arrived, and it works!
Replies: 4
Views: 6104

My "new" E3 arrived, and it works!

Hello, all Just thought I'd say--after an agonizingly long wait as it went first to relatives in the USA, then through air parcel post from them to me, my E3 arrived today, and thanks to Kiu's generosity in selling me a battery, I can confirm it works! It's serial number 8300022, already in the s/n ...
by Ross_Alford
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Ebay:Nikon N90s w/ Kodak DCS NC2000E for $65
Replies: 20
Views: 16062

Well, I got one but I won't find out for ages whether it works; I had it shipped to my in-laws in the USA, and will pick it up when I visit them in a few months. If anyone else here bought one, I'd be curious to find out whether yours works. Re the battery, I was assuming that the seller just didn't...
by Ross_Alford
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Ebay:Nikon N90s w/ Kodak DCS NC2000E for $65
Replies: 20
Views: 16062

It seems to me that there is a bit of a custom on this system of telling people when you're interested in an eBay item--I'm interested in these, and intend to bid on one, although following my usual custom I will probably not bid until as close as I can get to the last minute. I will only do that if...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Looking for a DCS-100
Replies: 25
Views: 18410

Some eBay comments: Sniping is *very* common. I almost always use an automated sniping service, Hammersnipe, http://hammertap.auctionstealer.com/home.cfm when I am serious about an item. It's free to use and I have been using it for years with no problems. You put in your maximum bid, and it bids fo...
by Ross_Alford
Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon D1, Lexar 2gb CF Card "CHA" Error
Replies: 4
Views: 6721

Sorry I can't help with understanding the error but I would recommend Sandisk cards; I have several of those, going back to a PCMCIA card I bought in 1994, and they have been very reliable and are well made. The Ultra II 2Gb, which I think is about $79 in the US now, seems like a very attractive dea...
by Ross_Alford
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E3 battery and AC adapter question
Replies: 7
Views: 7248

Thanks, Kiu I will certainly let you know how it works out. It may be a little while since I had the eBay seller send the camera to relatives in the USA, who are sending it on to me; with luck the camera and battery may arrive at about the same time. You worried me with the card comment but after re...
by Ross_Alford
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Infrared testing with Kodaks and D50
Replies: 6
Views: 6575

I was thinking about that, too. maybe either or both of painting the area around the sensor and perhaps elsewhere in the mirror chamber with flat black paint or surrounding it with black felt or velvet cloth (lint would be a problem I suppose, and you'd have to be careful that anything you did didn'...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E3 battery and AC adapter question
Replies: 7
Views: 7248

E3 battery and AC adapter question

I bought an E3 on eBay, but it came without battery or charger or AC adapter. The seller says it worked fine but he removed the battery for storage and now can't find it. I know that the chargers for the D1 series will charge EN-3s and I am going to buy one of those, but the battery itself is the re...
by Ross_Alford
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Infrared testing with Kodaks and D50
Replies: 6
Views: 6575

I bought the DCS420 thinking it would be good for IR since it has notoriously high infrared response, but I get the same effect as you can see in Anssi's photos--it doesn't seem possible to get consistent exposure across the frame; if the middle is correctly exposed the top and bottom are washed out...
by Ross_Alford
Mon May 29, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Things to do with DCS420 raw/TIF files
Replies: 2
Views: 4898

Things to do with DCS420 raw/TIF files

Just thought I would pass this on, in case anyone hasn't discovered it for themselves. It turns out that an undocumented feature of Adobe Camera Raw, at least versions 3.1 and 3.2, is that it will read DCS420 TIF (really raw) files. The documentation only mentions newer Kodak DSLRs, but the program ...
by Ross_Alford
Fri May 19, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Problem loading DCS420 firmware
Replies: 2
Views: 3793

Well, I think I have solved all the problems, and thought I should share the fix(es). I think the camera was not charging properly because its firmware was partially corrupt. I removed the battery, hooked it to a charger meant for 9.6 volt radio-controlled toys, and charged it overnight at 100 milli...
by Ross_Alford
Tue May 16, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Problem loading DCS420 firmware
Replies: 2
Views: 3793

Problem loading DCS420 firmware

I just bought a DCS 420 SLR and downloaded all the software etc. This is mostly a collector's item, but I would like to get it working properly. The camera works but does not charge the battery, although the charging indicator does as it is supposed to. The previous owner says he installed a new bat...