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by sfpeter
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Nikon unveils J1 and V1 mirrorless cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 7980

Re: Nikon unveils J1 and V1 mirrorless cameras

The most intriguing thing to me about these is the CX lens mount is I think Nikon's first all new lens mount since the original Nikon F, even the IX-Nikkors were still compatible with the F mount, even if the lenses weren't, and then it was only how far back the rear element extended. From the press...
by sfpeter
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Wanted: Memory card for DS-505, aka Nikon E2
Replies: 1
Views: 4453

Wanted: Memory card for DS-505, aka Nikon E2

Just need one that is known to work, scoured Ebay and tired of buying duds. Reasonable offer, message me as I'm not on here all the time.
by sfpeter
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: MVC-5000
Replies: 1
Views: 3831

MVC-5000

Hello:

Have a gallery here of pictures from my MVC-5000 now that I have a good body I got from user CatIII:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 46b41576b7
by sfpeter
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: NC-2000e battery question
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

Re: NC-2000e battery question

Thanks, that makes things a but more clear, I guess my mind went foggy and got confused between the 7.2V and 9.6V batteries. My DCS-620X runs just fine with only an external battery, but eh, they probably designed the older ones thinking it'd never be without the internal battery. Wiring into the ba...
by sfpeter
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: NC-2000e battery question
Replies: 3
Views: 4717

NC-2000e battery question

I'm thinking of trying to bring my NC-2000e back to life, but have a question. The battery is long dead and has been disposed of, and the chargers are hard to find---I've only seen one on Ebay in a year and it went for over $80. I have a Quantum external battery (QB-5 with a cable I got somewhere) t...
by sfpeter
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS-200 parts advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3700

Re: DCS-200 parts advice

Thanks, I saw the advice about taking the pin out on another forum and tried it, but no luck. It looks like it is correct the pin should be out as both my NC-2000e and DCS-420 are missing theirs. The hard drives have definitely gone bad as they won't even register now, but also I'm not sure if the N...
by sfpeter
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Iconic "tank man" photo NOT captured with a Sony Mavica
Replies: 5
Views: 12961

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

Interesting article, thanks for the update on history. It's always surprising how what really happened doesn't coincide with the popular memory. (Although the stills from the BVU 330 could easily be mistaken for something from an MVC-5000). Regards the use of digital cameras in war zones, I heard ru...
by sfpeter
Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings
Replies: 23
Views: 31260

Re: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings

If it's FAT-12 with a 32MB limit, how are some of the larger cards like a Microtech able to work? Regardless, I did use mkdosfs to format the card with a 28MB primary partition, no luck. I think this card has the "high speed" pin not being asserted problem as the camera has rejected it in every circ...
by sfpeter
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings
Replies: 23
Views: 31260

Re: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings

I tried it in my laptop, detected and recognized as a "Solid State File" with a FAT file system. I tried deleting the partition in case the camera for whatever reason needed to write it's own; in all cases I get the same results; the flashing "Change" icon. If anyone out there has on that works, dro...
by sfpeter
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings
Replies: 23
Views: 31260

Re: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings

I regret to report an IBM 80MB "Solid State File," part number 36H1757 from 1996, will not work in a DS-505.
by sfpeter
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Sony MVC-7000 gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 3263

Sony MVC-7000 gallery

OK, the 5000 is still balky; after swapping parts around I went from a servo error to the drive chattering and then reading 0 tracks on the disc. The 7000, OTOH, worked right out of the box; and is in great shape. The gallery is below: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=87946&l=e23bdeec41&id=1623...
by sfpeter
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: Sony Mavica MVC-5000
Replies: 7
Views: 6671

Re: Sony Mavica MVC-5000

Well I've gone crazy. I have the following: One MVC-5000 body #10966 with a stuck/broken mirror mount, that gave up parts for: Second MVC-5000 body #10950, which was dirty and missing the little coin cell battery battery cover. The inside of the lower half was covered in a gunk that I can only descr...
by sfpeter
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings
Replies: 23
Views: 31260

Re: Nikon E-series memory cards - please report your findings

Here's some more info: These DSLRs use PCMCIA Type-I and Type-II form factor memory cards. They need to be of the 5 volt variety, or dual voltage (3.3v and 5v). None of the Compact Flash cards in a PCMCIA adapter will work, since CF cards are 3.3v. They need to be ATA type cards, not linear memory t...
by sfpeter
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Other stuff
Topic: $5500 Nikon lens hood
Replies: 3
Views: 3901

Re: $5500 Nikon lens hood

I was going to say, for that price you could make a copy that looks just like the original and nobody would know the difference....for that kind of money I'd want a car, not a lens hood.
by sfpeter
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: DCS-200 parts advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3700

DCS-200 parts advice

So I'm back to getting at least one DCS-200 working reliably and have the same problems I did before. I'm thinking both internal hard drives I own have gone bad, as one pulls up 399 pictures, the other 149 when I think the drive only held 25, and half the time it won't fire, the other times it fires...