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by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Fuji S3
Replies: 3
Views: 5303

Fuji S3

Doesn't really belong in the Nikon section, although it uses a Nikon body, and it's a bit too modern anyway, but I recently bought a Fuji S3. It's based on a Nikon F80 - with a portrait grip, and Fuji's bulky back and orange control screen - but unlike most of all the digital SLRs that have been rel...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Blog post: Nikon D Family 1999 – 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 8727

Re: Blog post: Nikon D Family 1999 – 2011

Concerning the use of Canon or Nikon by sports journalists I have seen (over the last ten years) that though Canon was a bit late with its pro-digi-SLR, it had a wide range of IS-lenses, when Nikon had none (VR). http://www.nicovandijk.net/nikond1.htm I get the impression that the EOS system in gen...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: New technology: take shots first, focus later
Replies: 1
Views: 3425

Re: New technology: take shots first, focus later

I always wondered how Deckard in Blade Runner could navigate around a still photograph as if it was 3D; obviously it must have been taken with an advanced version of this technology. Another mystery solved!
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Blog post: Nikon D Family 1999 – 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 8727

Re: Blog post: Nikon D Family 1999 – 2011

The original post suggests that the extra pixels were there for redundancy, in case one or more failed during inspection, and so I assume it was cheaper to have a design with lots of pixels than to throw away lots of defective sensors. I remember reading that one of the biggest reasons full-frame se...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Blog post: Nikon D Family 1999 – 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 8727

Re: Blog post: Nikon D Family 1999 – 2011

Coo - and the family photo is striking. By coincidence I'm writing a similar post specifically about the D1, because I bought one recently and I'm exploring this fantastic toy that I couldn't possibly have afforded back in 2000. Wikipedia's new headline image of the D1 is now my very camera, serial ...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS-200 Monochrome on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 4986

DCS-200 Monochrome on eBay

One of the monochrome DCS-200s has popped up on eBay, minus a few bits: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KODAK-DCS-200-MI-MONOCHROME-RARE-SHIP-WORLDWIDE-/120737548126 There's a sticker with BEHC on the front, which makes me wonder what the British Eagle Hawking Club needed with a monochrome camera. It's a 200M...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Fixing DCS Colour Casts
Replies: 1
Views: 4696

Fixing DCS Colour Casts

It's mentioned here and elsewhere that the original Nikon D1 had odd, slightly magenta-ish colours, because it used NTSC rather than something more sensible. There were various fixes floating around at the time - Digital Photography Review came up with the simplest, which involved assigning an NTSC ...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Tue May 31, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Leica 0 series camera sold for $1.900.000 (world record)
Replies: 2
Views: 3987

Re: Leica 0 series camera sold for $1.900.000 (world record)

The text also mentions a Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7, which sold for 90,000 euros. Apparently not the lens that Stanley Kubrick used on Barry Lyndon, but a lens of the same type.
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun May 22, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: QV-1000C: The history of Nikon's first electronic camera
Replies: 5
Views: 6177

Re: QV-1000C: The history of Nikon's first electronic camera

That was a fascinating read. All that talk of photojournalists having to develop film in hotel rooms and the backs of trucks makes me think of all those films from the 1980s where no-one has a mobile phone - there's a huge gulf between then and now. I've just spent an hour looking at pictures of Lat...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri May 13, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Iscorama-rama
Replies: 1
Views: 3162

Iscorama-rama

Now, I've seen fads come and go, and over the last year or so one of the biggest seems to have been anamorphic lenses for shooting video with digital SLRs, specifically old Iscorama models (as well as old C-mount lenses, but that's another fad). The prices on eBay are astonishing - £2999 or so - but...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: "Zeiss SLR Lens Set with Case"
Replies: 4
Views: 4680

Re: "Zeiss SLR Lens Set with Case"

I wonder if Leica would mind if you called it the "Leica Mate". It's a cute name; sounds like Yashicamat or something. They used to have cute names, like OESBO and SEOOM and so forth. Along similar lines there's a fantastic Contax N Digital outfit on eBay.co.uk right now, with a free Contax N1 throw...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: "Zeiss SLR Lens Set with Case"
Replies: 4
Views: 4680

"Zeiss SLR Lens Set with Case"

I've ordered a couple already - not for the lenses, which I will throw away, but for the cases, because I need a case: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Press-Release/Zeiss-SLR-Lens-Set-with-Case.aspx "Carl Zeiss will introduce an attractive bundled lens set offer for its SLR lenses. The set contai...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E series -- very first purpose-built DSLRs?
Replies: 5
Views: 6547

Re: E series -- very first purpose-built DSLRs?

Google Books has a few excerpts from Digital War Reporting - based on the ever-shrinking size of the cases that journalists have to carry, I suspect that in a few months they will be issued with an iPhone and that will be their video capture / editing / uploading / text entry do-everything device. I...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Iconic "tank man" photo NOT captured with a Sony Mavica
Replies: 5
Views: 12882

Re: Iconic "tank man" photo NOT captured with a Sony Mavica

"It would be interesting to find/search for the first digital combat photographer." I think it's been posted before, but this article is interesting: http://blogs.phillynews.com/inquirer/sceneonroad/2008/10/12-week/ The one from October 13. It starts off talking about how Kodak DCS 100s and NC2000s ...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Must see: Rare Nikon QV-1000C video on Youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 8599

Re: Must see: Rare Nikon QV-1000C video on Youtube

"I was just playing with a micro-micro card, which had to be stuck into an adapter to make it a micro-card, which was stuck into an adapter to make it a mini-card, which was stuck into an adapter to make it a CF card, which was stuck into an adapter to make it a PCMCIA card so I could stick it into ...