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by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Nikon D4 is here
Replies: 8
Views: 9952

Re: Nikon D4 is here

For the professional news shooter a PRO video-camcorder is irreplaceable (yet). Hi Nico. I'm a professional photo journalist for a daily newspaper. Both myself and my colleagues are using DSLRs to shoot video. We also have dedicated video journalists that are using professional video equipment, but...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Rare monochrome DCS760M on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 14297

Re: Rare monochrome DCS760M on eBay

It looks a bit like a hoax, though. The first picture shows a standard DCS 760 - the KODAK PROFESSIONAL nameplate is in colour, which is wrong, because the monochrome model had a monochrome nameplate. In the second picture the nameplate looks to have been badly retouched into black and white. And th...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: "Kodak Bankruptcy: Photographers Mourn"
Replies: 3
Views: 7163

"Kodak Bankruptcy: Photographers Mourn"

It was inevitable, I suppose, and it's not necessarily terrible news, but Kodak isn't doing too well (again): http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/kodak-bankruptcy-photographers-mourn/2012/01/05/gIQAxiXjcP_blog.html "According to a Wall Street Journal report, Kodak, the 131-year-old ph...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business
Replies: 2
Views: 5295

Re: Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business

Platinum Equity specialise in the "merger, acquisition and operation of companies", which I mentally parse as "murder, execution, and evisceration". I see they have a company called Pomeroy! And US Robotics, who still exist and are still making modems. Bit of a shame for Kodak. The press release als...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Professional Camera Back - DCS 100 predecessor
Replies: 8
Views: 13539

Re: Professional Camera Back - DCS 100 predecessor

I think I've found an image of the CCD/board, (I can't remember where though...) http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u72/precertvideo/DCS-100_4.jpg Notice how all the film-advance sprockets and takeup spool are still in situ in the body! That's how people always pictured how a 35mm "digital back" wo...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 500/600/700 battery/power info (NikonWeb article)
Replies: 9
Views: 9634

Re: DCS 500/600/700 battery/power info (NikonWeb article)

Incidentally, after having got the camera - with about five batteries - I can confirm that the trick below (from Nikonweb's guide to the camera's batteries) worked for me, too: "And here's yet another variant: "With my 620x nimh batteries, I just stick the totally dead batteries in the charger, wait...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 500/600/700 battery/power info (NikonWeb article)
Replies: 9
Views: 9634

Re: DCS 500/600/700 battery/power info (NikonWeb article)

This method means that if the camera has been shelved for a couple days, then the internal clock is screwed up and I have to set it upon power up. Of course, my lithium back-up battery is long gone on all three of my Kodaks, and even though I could change them out myself, I'm too lazy! it's easier ...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: The Nikon F100: Invincible
Replies: 5
Views: 8307

Re: The Nikon F100: Invincible

So, that explains the D1 body cavities filled with electronics that looked like they were for film spools, and the film door shape to the rear opening. They weren't going to pay for anything new they absolutely didn't have to as they were unsure just how well it might sell. As it was, they could ha...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Nikon unveils J1 and V1 mirrorless cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 8112

Re: Nikon unveils J1 and V1 mirrorless cameras

There are a few high-ISO night-time samples here, which don't look too bad: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/NIKONJ1/NIKONJ1A7.HTM Interesting to see Nikon reviving the same sensor format as the Kodak DCS 420! In a much smaller body. Nine more megapixels. Shoots at 60fps as well, and can do hig...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: The Nikon F100: Invincible
Replies: 5
Views: 8307

The Nikon F100: Invincible

Whilst writing something about the D1, and trying to work out if it used any bits of the F100, I stumbled on this blog post: http://photozopia.blogspot.com/2010/04/nikon-f100-tough-guy-camera-part-2.html A chap bought a broken old F100 for spare parts, from an eBay auction which mentioned that the c...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: View all of Kodak's original DCS webpages, from 1994 on
Replies: 6
Views: 7102

Re: View all of Kodak's original DCS webpages, from 1994 on

I know that Ashley Pomeroy is a member here, and his blog was very interesting to me in researching the DCS cameras. One of his links takes you to an instance of DCS information in "Wayback Machine", an internet archiver. I was amazed to find that I could use this to explore nearly all of Kodak's D...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Last Shuttle launch captured with Fujifilm X100
Replies: 2
Views: 4682

Re: Last Shuttle launch captured with Fujifilm X100

Cheerio shuttle. It's a poignant shot - I was very young when Columbia took off, we all were, and I think that like most kids of my generation I had an impulse to phone NASA and ask if they wanted to be the first space agency to put a kid into space. Obviously that's not likely to happen any more. A...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak PreView System
Replies: 1
Views: 3484

Kodak PreView System

While doing some research for one of my older blog posts about the Canon D2000, I stumbled on some information - thank you Google Books -about the Kodak PreView system, which intrigued me. I haven't read about it before. It was aimed at cinematographers, as a means of judging exposure, and consisted...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS-200 Monochrome on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 5094

Re: DCS-200 Monochrome on eBay

Well, it didn't sell at $199, didn't sell at $179, so I assume it's gone in the bin.
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Fuji S3
Replies: 3
Views: 5391

Re: Fuji S3

Nice. I had forgotten about that sensor design. When it came out, I wanted one but didn't want to pay the price tag. What, with the constant upgrading and swapping I was doing on two systems (D1, D1h, D1x, 660, 620x on Nikon and 1D, 560, 1Ds on Canon) I put this into the 'buy it used later' categor...