DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

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DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by nikonnl » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:47 am

Have a look at the results of the SAS auction in GB.
http://www.specialauctionservices.com/l ... ge001.html

Amazing results for various Nikon D1's, D2's etc. but the most interesting is a Nikon F3 alias DCS100 with complete accessories in one case for 300 Pound.

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by DENNO » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:41 am

Trouble is that there are so many liquidation and surplus sites on the net that you simply can't watch them all. Some are also strictly limited to the country they are in, which makes it impossible for foreign collectors to bid too. This automatically leads to this result. Most likely it's not collectors who are buying these items but tech savvy's or electronics enthusiasts. If collectors like us were monitoring these sites then the final results would be much higher I guess. We all know that sets like these sell for around 3000-4500€ on eBay. The last known complete set (the infamous set from Isreal with the blemishes on the main screen of the DSU) was sold through "make an offer" for an incredible $8,000 by the way! So seeing this set go for such a low price to someone who may not fully appreciate the set, is really really painful.

http://www.specialauctionservices.com/l ... t0479.html

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by John Millham » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:38 pm

I bought it - and I appreciate its value, particularly as it seems to be brand new, complete and unused. I did make NHS members aware of the sale on the website, but nobody else seemed to be interested. There will be another sale on November 3rd. at the same auction house, SAS, Newbury, United Kingdom, and there will be some nice and rare items there, including a UV Micro Nikkor, which looks brand new. That will not be at a give-away price.
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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by nikonnl » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:14 am

Congratulations John!
If the set is working it would be interesting to see some pictures taken with the DCS100.
I have the original sales brochure of the camera but never had one myself.

Good luck.

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by John Millham » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:34 am

I will have a go at using it, but not for a few weeks, as I'm off to Italy in my old Lancia at the end of this week, then over to the NHS Convention in the USA. Regards, John

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by drummond93 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:33 pm

John,
Congratulations on your acquisition- I'll also be interested in any photos that you're able to process and retrieve from the camera.

If you have the chance, would you be able to make a copy of the files on the 3.5 floppy disks and post to the website? (or email to me, I can post/ or host them to the website). Those files may not be usable on a current Windows machine (they may have been only for a mac-based system running Photoshop)... .but 'd be curious as to what they contained.

Thanks!
Nathan

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by John Millham » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:28 am

I'll see what I can do. Finding a computer with a floppy drive might be a problem!
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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by drummond93 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:58 am

John, thanks for the reply- I understand if a floppy drive isn't readily available, I'm sure I've got one somewhere as well, but I'd have to dig through some old computers to find one, and then figure out how to get it from floppy to the internet. I'm just curious as to what came with the original diskettes, but it's just for curiosity's sake.
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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by nikonnl » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:28 am

Floppy drives with USB connection are sold worldwide for just a few Pounds/dollars/euros. See e.g. amazon and others.

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by John Millham » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:58 pm

Took its portrait today, so I can show others at the Convention what it looks like. I would post a photo or two here, but I've no idea how to.
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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by DENNO » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:16 am

@Nico

Nico, would you mind scanning the sales brochure and posting it here online? I have never seen that one before!

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Re: DCS100 sold for 300 Br. Pounds

Post by nikonnl » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:42 am

Sorry, I am not violating copyrights, thus no publications that are not mine online.

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