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by Stan Disbrow
Mon May 23, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: CF cards with PCMCIA adapter?
Replies: 16
Views: 22845

They work on the Kodaks

Hi, At least as far back as the 400 series, anyway. The Kodak units are newer and don't need to have the old hi-voltage PCMCIA cards. I will note that the 400 series has a 512 MB limit, which is hardcoded into the things. That means that your cards have to be smaller than 512 MB, which lets out most...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon May 23, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon QV-1000C Still Video Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 8454

I've actually shot with one

Hi, Firstly, I wish you luck finding one. I have only seen one once, and that was around 1990. Secondly, I go to road races a lot, and when I'm not participating (driving, crewing, flagging, etc), I like to shoot. Way back when, I saw a guy shooting with this little SLR. When I took a closer look, I...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon May 23, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon vs Fuji model numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 20116

Serial Numbers

Hi, I don't know if the Nikon serial numbers follow with the Fuji ones or not. This is a subject I've only begun to think about in the past week or so. Heck, I don't know where the things were built. Were they all built in one plant? Was that at Nikon or Fuji? Or, did each company have a corner in a...
by Stan Disbrow
Mon May 23, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E2/E3 memory cards
Replies: 11
Views: 17603

Card Compatibility

Hi, Well, the adapter is more of a pin mapping device than anything. It contains no intellegence, meaing logic. All it really does is stick the signals from the CF card pins to the right pins for it to be a PCMCIA decive. The intellegence is carried onboard the CF card itself. It's the oldest story ...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: I once had a 460c
Replies: 23
Views: 27587

460c vs E2

hi, Well, technically, the 460c could have replaced the E2. I mean, one can easily downres from 6 MP to 1.5 MP, and the thing is certainly easier to handle. Why it didn't replace the E2 is the price tag. At the time, I had spent $4k for the 460c. This was in, oh, June of 2000, and they still command...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon E-series model variants
Replies: 1
Views: 5678

Nikon E-series model variants

hi, OK, first off a warning. I'm using my 'wetware' here, and not some magical reference document. So, I might miss something, but, then, this is a forum, and we can set things straight in case I do mess it up. :) I'll refer to the Nikon model numbers and put the Fuji ones in parens, just so no one ...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Nikon vs Fuji model numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 20116

Nikon vs Fuji model numbers

Hi, The Nikon E-series units were co-developed with Fuji and also sold under the Fuji brand name. Well, actually under the 'Fujix' variant of the Fuji brand name, but it's really the same thing to us at this point. Here's a list of what eauls what in case anyone decides to go on a scavenger hunt for...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E2/E3 memory cards
Replies: 11
Views: 17603

E2/E3 memory cards

Hi, I know this will be an issue for anyone that gets one of these older units, so here's what you need to know. The E-seires bodies use what is known as High-Speed ATA Flash memory in a full-sized PCMCIA (aka PC-Card) form factor. So far, that sounds easy enough and most folks think that they can u...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak 500 and 600 series
Replies: 2
Views: 6616

You are so correct

hi, What has already happened, is that there are people just getting into the DSLR side of photography, and many of them are seeing these now vintage units on eBay and various 'for sale' boards. It's becoming tougher all the time to find information on these things. So, you're correct in that we hav...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Should we include the D1 as well?
Replies: 7
Views: 11887

Re: Should we include the D1 as well?

Even though the original D1 was Nikon's first "real" digital SLR (and still a capable camera), most people will probably agree that it's bit outdated. Absolutely. The E2 does not handle well at all. It's obvious, to me anyway, that it was meant as a studio camera. Well, that's how I've us...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: Kodak 500 and 600 series
Replies: 2
Views: 6616

Kodak 500 and 600 series

Hi,

So, are we going to consider the last of the '3rd party body' Kodak units as 'vintage' at this point? I can talk about the 560, 660, 620x and 720x as well, since I had all of them at one point or another. :)

Stan
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Kodak DSLRs
Topic: I once had a 460c
Replies: 23
Views: 27587

I once had a 460c

Hi, I bought a Kodak 460c as my third DSLR. It was intended to replace both my E2 and D1 at the time. I had this idea that it could be used to shoot fine art (i.e. paintings) as the first step in a serigraph process. That was something we were doing for a client in our screenprinting business. I fig...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: Should we include the D1 as well?
Replies: 7
Views: 11887

Should we include the D1 as well?

Hi, One of the things about the DSLR to this point is that they have been changing rapidly. I refer to this as the 'beginning-time' for things technical. The usual progression is for things technical to go through an early period of rapid development, and then settle out to where incremental upgrade...
by Stan Disbrow
Fri May 20, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Nikon DSLRs
Topic: E2 Owners of the World - Unite!
Replies: 17
Views: 24353

E2 Owners of the World - Unite!

Hi, E2? What's an E2? One of the droids in Episode-III? Hmmm. I think it's the enemy droid that R2D2 cuts a hole in to spill all the lube oil! :) But, no. It is, of course, the ancient Nikon *full-frame* DSLR that predated the D1 (sorry, I just had to point out that full-frame part). Well, actually,...