Kodak DCS 100 DSU storage unit on Ebay

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Kodak DCS 100 DSU storage unit on Ebay

Post by drummond93 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:30 am

If this is still allowed- I'm posting without any vested interest in the item, as I'm not the seller and I'm not going to bid on it- I'm just posting the link just for others who may be interested. (If Not, the the Moderator is welcome to remove it)

WARNING/ NOTE: it's being sold without the power supply, which will be tough to find, as the DSU takes a non-standard connector- the DSU unit requires a Amphenol DEM-5W1S connector, which is similar to the older SUN computer system monitor cables.-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 50224&rd=1

I have purchased other similar items (E3s,E2) from the seller and can recommend him as far as the actual transaction... as far as the DSU goes, w/ out the power supply it's a iffy proposition unless you can wire your own up.

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Re: Kodak DCS 100 DSU storage unit on Ebay

Post by Webmaster » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:51 am

It's obviously very difficult to price these old things, but if you really need it (meaning 'want it' :) ) I guess $200 is a fair price. Still, I won't be surprised if the unit isn't sold. Another DSU was sold a while ago for around $80, BTW.

Another related question: Is there any way you can get your DCS 100 images from the DSU (or directly from the camera) into a modern PC? Anyone have a sample file they want to share?

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Kodak DSU relisted

Post by Webmaster » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:10 am

As expected, it didn't sell. It's now been relisted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 7525377511

Same price ($199.99 starting bid, $269.99 buy now).

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Bidding ended

Post by Webmaster » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:46 pm

Once again, bidding has ended. 0 bids. Guess there are not too many DCS users around anymore..

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Listed again..

Post by Webmaster » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:29 am

For future reference, the same DSU was recently listed for the third time, auction ended with no bids. Starting bid was lowered to $139.99.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:SS:US:1

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Kodak DSU listed for the fourth time

Post by Webmaster » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:15 am

Once again:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIKON-DCS-100-DIGIT ... dZViewItem

Starting bid: US $99.99.

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Post by Brian Sweeney » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:27 pm

Down to $49.99. I bought two batteries for the E3 from this seller. They work perfectly, and were less than $20 each. I would have been happy with dead packs to re-cell at that price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 7545247216

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Post by Brian Sweeney » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:31 pm

Same seller, a Kodak Still Video Recorder.

Anyone know about this recorder? Does it pre-date or co-exist with the DCS?

http://cgi.ebay.com/KODAK-STILL-VIDEO-R ... dZViewItem

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Still Video Recorder

Post by Webmaster » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:16 pm

Hi Brian,

I believe this is a unit to record/capture b/w still images from a video stream to a 2 inch video floppy disk.

These disks were used by many of the early 'electronic' cameras, including Canon RC-701, RC-760 and Nikon QV-1000C.

Video floppy disks can still be found on eBay and elsewhere. I bought 10 brand new disks (Sony MP-50) for my QV-1000C a while ago. Canon sold their disks as 'VF-50', while Nikon called them 'VF-10'. They're all the same.

A video floppy disk can hold 50 or 25 images. The number of images depends on whether the image is recorded in "field" or "frame" mode.

The field mode uses one track per image on the floppy disk and allows 50 images to be recorded on one disk. The field mode provides poorer resolution because there are less pixels per picture. The frame mode uses two tracks per image and allows 25 images to be stored on one floppy disk. The frame mode provides higher quality because more pixels per image are recorded.

To read such disks, you'll need a Video floppy disk drive. Canon have a unit called FV-540, while Nikon's unit was called QV-1010T (which is also an analog transmitter, enabling the photographer to send images over regular phone lines).

The video floppy disks are analog storage devices, not digital, so they pre-date the DCS.

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