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by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun May 09, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Unfortunate DCS 760 problem
Replies: 9
Views: 8731

Re: Unfortunate DCS 760 problem

In fact I now just get black frames. The heart of an immense darkness. The corrupted images above were the last things the camera saw as it died in my hands. A glimpse into the electronic afterlife. Perhaps those purple wavey lines are the shadows of electronic angels. The body still functions but t...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri May 07, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Unfortunate DCS 760 problem
Replies: 9
Views: 8731

Re: Unfortunate DCS 760 problem

Thanks for the quick reply. I've tried resetting the camera, but it just seems to turn off the custom functions and revert the Nikon F5 portion of the machine to programmed auto, centre focus point, no exposure compensation etc. The manual explains it in a bit more detail; it doesn't affect the digi...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri May 07, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Unfortunate DCS 760 problem
Replies: 9
Views: 8731

Unfortunate DCS 760 problem

I spoke too soon. The "not sure if it works, no battery or charger" DCS 760 that I bought recently seems to have gone wobbly. It worked fine for a week, and I shot a few hundred images, but now I get this: http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9004/bugger.jpg That's a string of eight shots in quick succe...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sat May 01, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak nc2000e gallery on Flickr
Replies: 18
Views: 14249

Re: Kodak nc2000e gallery on Flickr

I briefly had a DCS 420, and I have to say that the NC2000e - based on these samples - seems much better. The colours look relatively normal, and they're more consistent across the frame, although in a few of the images there looks to be a purple cast leaking in from the left side. The shot of the f...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Bargin of the Month
Replies: 4
Views: 5324

Re: Bargin of the Month

That's pretty good, and there's a certain thrill in owning something that used to cost $20,000+. I've only ever seen one DCS 660 on eBay before, I surmise they didn't sell in huge numbers. Along similar lines I have just got hold of a DCS 760, which arrived yesterday. It was one of those "no charger...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS prices on the rise
Replies: 5
Views: 5814

Re: DCS prices on the rise

I remember, shortly before this site's article about the 720X went up, there were two separate auctions for 720Xs with a "buy it now" price of $700+, and I think a pair of 620xes from Israel for about twice that. Dunno if they sold. In general it seems that buyers now describe the DCS cameras as e.g...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: World Press Photo winners announced
Replies: 3
Views: 4250

Re: World Press Photo winners announced

Odd choice. This is one of those photographs that doesn't mean a thing unless you know the context behind it. And even if you do know the context it's just not very striking. The photo doesn't make me wonder about the people in it, and I don't feel anything. I'm sure it was extremely hard to get the...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Issues about E2N
Replies: 20
Views: 12113

Re: Issues about E2N

I believe it (D1X) will work with larger cards too - it just can't make use of the extra memory (I can check and verify this later, if needed). Correction: The D1X will not work with cards larger than 2GB. I was able to format a 4GB Sandisk Extreme III card in the camera, but the D1X won't trigger....
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Shots with the DCS200ir
Replies: 5
Views: 8123

Re: Shots with the DCS200ir

Wow, those are really good - much smoother than I was expecting. I remember seeing some other samples taken with one of the IR cameras in an earlier thread, and they looked very grainy. Does the camera meter accurately, or did you have to guess?
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Think photo gear is expensive? Read this.
Replies: 5
Views: 6107

Re: Think photo gear is expensive? Read this.

Are you aware of the "Intelligent Chip"? It's a piece of plastic with some dots on it; and when you rest this on top of your CD player, it improves the sound of the CDs: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/photoncannons/photoncannons.html "The Intelligent Chip works by having one to three quantum dot...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak DCS 100 sample photo
Replies: 11
Views: 16138

Re: Kodak DCS 100 sample photo

Yet further proof - if more proof is needed - that a camera is nothing without a pretty girl. And foliage. On a more serious level, and based on the previous picture in his portfolio, it looks as if the camera wasn't too hot with highlights. And it look as though the DCS EOS 5 had just as much troub...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 560 ("Spirit Creature Not Wearing the Shape of a Man")
Replies: 0
Views: 4448

DCS 560 ("Spirit Creature Not Wearing the Shape of a Man")

Earlier today I spent a good few hours photographing Ulorin Vex, who is on the internet. Most of the time I used a Canon 5D fitted with a Contax-Yashica Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.7, but for about an hour I used my Kodak DCS 560, which I brought along as a kind of novelty backup. As before I am genuinely a...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 560 Infrared
Replies: 6
Views: 7772

Re: DCS 560 Infrared

This is fascinating - I've just been experimenting with DCRaw and it does genuinely appear that the -b trick mentioned by Ross works! Or at the least it can produce the illusion of extra detail. I didn't doubt him for a moment, mind you. Contemplate the following 100% crops from the middle of an ima...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 560 Infrared
Replies: 6
Views: 7772

Re: DCS 560 Infrared

Damn those buckets. DPReview's review of the DCS 620X has a lot of stuff about how the Kodak sensors were "full frame" (rather than "interleave transfer") but my brain seized up as I read the words and looked at the pictures, and what does it matter anyway. It is how it is. If there's one thing I ha...
by Ashley_Pomeroy
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS 560 Infrared
Replies: 6
Views: 7772

DCS 560 Infrared

I was curious to see how sensitive my DCS 560 is to infrared and whether I could produce infrared photographs. The older DCS 460 I used to own tended to make everything look very pink, but I never really tried any intentional infrared photography with it because (a) the camera didn't have a screen, ...