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by Anssi Krooks
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Handled Leica S2 and X1 today
Replies: 3
Views: 4777

Re: Handled Leica S2 and X1 today

Any comments on X1's autofocus performance? ..... I'm sure the X1 is a great little camera, but I'm not yet convinced it's worth the premium price. Jarle Apart from the pricepoint the X1 is the small camera with DSLR image quality I have been looking after since the launch of the original Sigma DP1...
by Anssi Krooks
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Handled Leica S2 and X1 today
Replies: 3
Views: 4777

Re: Handled Leica S2 and X1 today

Any comments on X1's autofocus performance? I'm quite tempted to switch my D90 + 35/1.8 DX to it. Too bad it doesn't have movie mode at all.
by Anssi Krooks
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Affordable full frame 24.5 megapixel camera from Sony
Replies: 1
Views: 3822

Re: Affordable full frame 24.5 megapixel camera from Sony

D3X image quality for 1/4 money. Seems like DSLRs have evolved to a point where image quality in general is the same (as it was with film cameras when using same film) and you pay only for the features. Nikon is due to introduce D700X with the same sensor, but I bet it isn't going to be under $4000/...
by Anssi Krooks
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 760M (!) on eBay
Replies: 11
Views: 12277

Re: Kodak DCS 760M (!) on eBay

Do want! But not at that price.
by Anssi Krooks
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Flash trigger voltages with Kodak DCS bodies
Replies: 4
Views: 5335

Re: Flash trigger voltages with Kodak DCS bodies

You can use this comprehensive list as guide: http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

IIRC the F5 had it's synch terminal rated to max. 250 V and hot shoe to 12 V, while some say that also hot shoe would stand 250 volts.
by Anssi Krooks
Fri May 15, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 500/600/700 battery/power info (NikonWeb article)
Replies: 9
Views: 9773

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

I'm charging all my NiMH batteries (DCS 760, DCS 420 and Nikon D1x) every 1-2 months based on some online knowledge, but I was pondering if this is completely waste of time and even harmfull for the batteries in long run in contrast to that situation where batteries are charged only when they really...
by Anssi Krooks
Fri May 15, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Space Shuttle Atlantis in the Sun
Replies: 2
Views: 4077

Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis in the Sun

Same photographer also took picture of International Space Station and Shuttle Atlantis in 2006 using same method:

http://legault.club.fr/iss_atlantis_transit.html
by Anssi Krooks
Fri May 15, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 500/600/700 battery/power info (NikonWeb article)
Replies: 9
Views: 9773

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

Nice and informative article, thanks. After reading it I remembered that I have one dead battery that was left in the camera for too long. Using a healthy battery pack and two paper clips I was able to "jump start" it and it's now charging. My personal record in terms of battery life was just over 3...
by Anssi Krooks
Sun May 10, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 420 GPS
Replies: 1
Views: 4191

Re: Kodak DCS 420 GPS

A PLGR receiver (as a former user I can also tell that these are far from "lightweight" units by modern standards. ;)) uses normal RS-232 connection with standard NMEA-0183 as computer interface. With DCS420 you're going to use "Multipurpose connector" on the back of the camera (where you're also pl...
by Anssi Krooks
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Canon RC-701 in News Photographer magazine (1987)
Replies: 1
Views: 4291

Re: Canon RC-701 in News Photographer magazine (1987)

And RC-760 in Kameralehti (Finnish camera magazine) in 1989:

Image

"Professional of image transfer
Canon Still Video"
by Anssi Krooks
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 760m on eBay -- $9000!
Replies: 14
Views: 16426

Re: Kodak DCS 760m on eBay -- $9000!

... Based on what I have read about Sigma's Foveon sensor, I suspect that the resolution from the Canon 1Ds mentioned above, when converted to black and white, would still be greater than that of the 760m, but it would be an interesting comparison. Based on my hands-on experiences with Sigma DP-1 a...
by Anssi Krooks
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 460 (which lens?)
Replies: 9
Views: 9017

Re: Kodak DCS 460

It is also notable that F/N90 doesn't offer ability to user to control aperture if lens doesn't have aperture ring. It means that G-lenses are usable only in P and S exposure modes where camera controls aperture. In A and M aperture stays in whatever the smallest in particular lens is (mostly F/22-F...
by Anssi Krooks
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Looking for a Kodak Dcs 720x
Replies: 10
Views: 9974

Re: Looking for a Kodak Dcs 720x

Also the batteries from 500/600/700 series are very easy to re-cell. Inside there are 6 4/5 -size NiMH/NiCD cells and the battery casing is easy to open. My local battery dealer does one for about 30 euros.
by Anssi Krooks
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Exciting historical info from Kodak - incl. prod. numbers!
Replies: 13
Views: 28908

Re: Exciting historical info from Kodak - incl. prod. numbers!

Monochrome version of the 14n-family sensor would be something! It would solve the to biggest weaknesses of this sensor - color moire and color noise. 14 megapixel monosensor without aa-filter would produce very sharp images without so much jaggies. And it should exist! But was it ever sold regular...
by Anssi Krooks
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Exciting historical info from Kodak - incl. prod. numbers!
Replies: 13
Views: 28908

Re: Exciting historical info from Kodak - incl. prod. numbers!

The CIR-version of the 400-series was something very unique, as it was build to reproduce output of the classic Kodak Ektachrome IR false color film. This isn't so easy with digital sensors as the color filter array must be such that IR-channel isn't polluted by red color and wise versa. False color...