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by Stan Disbrow
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 6724

Re: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement

Hi, They work as well as the original Kodak packs did. That is around 200 shots on the 760c per charge. Is OK. The most memory it can use is 2 GB. 225 shots. So, change card and battery at the same time. They are all Chinese made cells these days, no matter who you buy them from. I stick with NiMH. ...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition

Hi, Yes, after correction in PD, the Xena images look quite close to their RGB CFA counterparts. The 2 MP ones. The images from the D1H are quite a bit smoother and cleaner than the 520c ones. This probably because the Sony sensor in the D1H is a 10 MP CCD where they ganged four photosites under eac...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 6724

Re: Opening DCS Battery Pack for Cell Replacement

Hi, I want to let you know that I missed this post completely. I would have had a look at one of my packs to see how it might be done. Yes, things are usually ultrasonically welded. I use a fat metal handle X-acto knife and a very small ball peen hammer to crack packs open. ;) Not that I have needed...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition

Hi, The yellow cast was pretty much just annoying. In Photoshop, I could get it out and then not like some other colors in the shot. That wasn't bad using it for night auto racing. Those folks were happy with any pictures taken. If I got the car color close to right, they were happy. For my wife's p...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Xena filter image quality and colour rendition

Hi, Sorry for the delay. This site sees so little use these days that I rarely check in. Yes, there is a difference. The normal sensors use RGB dyes in the CFA. The Xena sensors use CYM. In other words a single layer of color for each filter in the CFA as opposed to two colors per. This gives you le...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, Well, the 1D issue wasn't too bad. It tended to show up when shooting existing light indoors with a lamp in the shot. Otherwise it was pretty decent. I got one because I had picked up a used 1Ds from a friend and so bought a couple Canon lenses to go with. Even though I mostly used Nikon manual ...
by Stan Disbrow
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, It was the Canon 1D, 4 MP APS-H, that had a bleed issue. Worst of the bunch. Since it was a CCD, it bled in a streak rather than a blob. And, they were different since they read even lines to the right and odd lines to the left to increase reading speed. Well, it was a sports camera. Anyway, a b...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, They made a lot of the 1.3 MP units over several models, in both Nikon and Canon. That basic design allowed Kodak to simply buy a film body and stick their digital back on. I only had one like that, a 460, which was the first APS-H 6 MP. Had that alongside a Nikon E2. This was when everyone was ...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Diffraction on Pro14n?
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: Diffraction on Pro14n?

Hi, Looks like pixel bleeding to me. That is when high level light causes electrical charge to migrate thru the silicon to neighboring pixels which have a lower electrical charge because they have received less light. I know Kodak had real issues with the non-Kodak sensor (Fill Factory made IIRC) in...
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series serial numbers
Replies: 86
Views: 113357

Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Hi,

Here's another seen on eBay: E2N 7300051

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Power Supply FUJIX Nikon E2s
Replies: 1
Views: 2395

Re: Power Supply FUJIX Nikon E2s

Hi, I open packs using a flat blade Xacto knife in the big fat handle. I use it like a chisel with a small ball peen hammer. This, along the seam between the two clamshell halves. A small vise to hold the pack comes in handy as well. You will have to use NiCd cells as the E2 charger with the round p...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 420 Wonderhealing?!
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Re: Kodak DCS 420 Wonderhealing?!

Hi, Welcome to the world of old/bad batteries! ;) Yeah. Doesn't work properly when the voltage is low. Pretty much par for the course. And, just using a voltmeter on a pack won't tell the whole story. You need to measure under maximum load. Batteries drop voltage as the load increases. Bad batteries...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue May 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: My last catch – a Kodak DCS Pro14n(x)
Replies: 1
Views: 3395

Re: My last catch – a Kodak DCS Pro14n(x)

Hi, The x also means they installed the new, improved, sensor for the SLR/n. The whole thing was quite a mess at the time. Kodak might have been better off to stick with their own APS-H sensor, which was up to 10MP by then. IIRC, only Leica used it. I wonder just what goes on in the sensor over time...
by Stan Disbrow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series serial numbers
Replies: 86
Views: 113357

Re: Nikon E-series serial numbers

Hi,

I just saw a Nikon E2N on eBay, serial 7200064. BiN 500 USD with Fujix 15 MB card and a battery (no charger, and untested due to no charger).

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: What determines collectability?
Replies: 8
Views: 9457

Re: What determines collectability?

Hi, OK. Found the FE and FA. FE still works, FA doesn't as it crinkled the shutter long ago. A quick trip to eBay and the FA has a defunct MD-15 motor drive and MF-12 data back. So, it is back to looking like what I carried all the time to document fire / rescue calls. I put the AI 50mm f1.8 lens on...