Another discontinued Kodak: DCS Pro SLR/n

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Another discontinued Kodak: DCS Pro SLR/n

Post by Webmaster » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:12 am

Not exactly vintage (yet), but I thought I'd mention this anyway:

Kodak "has discontinued the manufacture of all versions of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR Digital Cameras. [The SLR/n and SLR/c] will continue to be available from Kodak until stock is depleted."

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/conten ... -6467-7835

"In our conversation with Kodak Pro we were assured that existing owners will continue to be supported through 2008"

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0505/05053 ... lrdisc.asp

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Post by Brian Sweeney » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:19 am

I certainly HOPE that Kodak stays in the business of producing professional cameras. A full-frame digital back for the Nikon F6 would be very nice, and give a 1st-rate full-frame digital choice!

Of course, we "E" series Nikon owners already HAVE a full-frame camera for use with our manual-focus lenses...

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Post by Stan Disbrow » Wed Jun 01, 2005 2:12 pm

Brian Sweeney wrote:Of course, we "E" series Nikon owners already HAVE a full-frame camera for use with our manual-focus lenses...
Hi,

Don't forget. The E-series works with all the AF lenses as well. It does have the happy feature that it also likes the ancient Non-AI MF lenses as well. :)

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Post by Brian Sweeney » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:34 pm

I feel ancient now. I remember when AI first came out, and my first Nikon was a Nikkormat FT2. I still have that one.

But do you think the E3 will work with my N-F adapter and the 25cm F4? (I worry that it will hang up on the AF contacts like older T-Mount adapters).

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Nikon N-F adapter

Post by Webmaster » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:24 am

Brian Sweeney wrote:But do you think the E3 will work with my N-F adapter and the 25cm F4? (I worry that it will hang up on the AF contacts like older T-Mount adapters).
Hi Brian,

I don't know if the N-F adapter will let you mount this old rangefinder lens to your E3 (I know nothing about rangefinder Nikkors).

I know that my T-mount adapter works with the D100 (I use it for astrophotography), but I'm not sure it's the same thing?

Please post the answer in the Nikon forum when you've tested it.

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Digital back

Post by Webmaster » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:38 am

Brian Sweeney wrote:I certainly HOPE that Kodak stays in the business of producing professional cameras. A full-frame digital back for the Nikon F6 would be very nice, and give a 1st-rate full-frame digital choice!
Yes, please! (and make one for my old F4 as well, while you're at it).

Will be interesting to see the quality of the Leica Digital-Modul-R (which uses a Kodak sensor).

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Re: Digital back

Post by Stan Disbrow » Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:34 pm

Webmaster wrote:Yes, please! (and make one for my old F4 as well, while you're at it).
Hi,

Well, maybe we could scrounge up a cheap F4 and a cheap SLR/n and figure out a way to repackage the SLR/n guts onto the F4......

I have this feeling that using a 560/660/760 would be easier, but maybe that's simply due to the fact that I've had older units apart and have never had an SLR/n. I do figure that Kodak moved away from standard PWBs (in the older units) to flex-film, but maybe not.

Not to say that I think making up a digital F4 would be easy. The word 'easier' is a relative statement! :P

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