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09-11-2020, 08:23 AM   #1711
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.... damned with faint praise.

It looks like the body is designed around a 3.5" floppy disk. As it happens I still have a PC that can read those, but I think I am a rare exception. Otherwise it is a museum piece, and if I wanted one I'd keep an eye open in junk shops and car boot sales.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
He claims :
.... damned with faint praise.

[COLOR=#111111]It looks like the body is designed around a 3.5" floppy disk. As it happens I still have a PC that can read those, but I think I am a rare exception. Otherwise it is a museum piece, and if I wanted one I'd keep an eye open in junk shops and car boot sales.
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Yes, it used a 3.5" floppy and was the first digital camera I ever used (I stress "used" as, TG, it belonged to my then employer!) for shots of a project (which, AFAIK, is still there!) at the London Science Museum for various records and reports in around 2002.

It "worked" to the extent that it did take jpgs which I was then able to dump into reports and so on, but:
- the quality of those jpgs was no better (at best!) than what you could get from a low-medium grade consumer "instamatic" camera of the time
- you got very few shots on even a 1.44Mb floppy
- it had a built-in rechargeable battery - which lasted just about long enough for those "very few shots" that filled the floppy, especially if using the flash.
- as you saw from the listing photo, it's not the most "convenient" shape to carry around and use.

OTOH, it was my introduction to digital photography, and so, in a way, led to my getting my first Canon P&S a couple of years later - and everything in "digital photography" that followed (which really started with my GX10/"K10D" in 2008).

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Always wanted an "antique Pentax semi-digital film camera (that) works perfectly with flash?" This person has got you sorted. Sigh...

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09-12-2020, 01:31 AM   #1715
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A practical camera with a Zeus lens has been on my bucket list...

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I have a Rokkor 58mm f/1.4. Looking at it the other day, I wondered how many of them get advertised as f/14 since the little dot is not very legible. Sure enough...

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Cameras - Minolta camera mc rokkor-pf 1:14 lens as per photo for sale in Cape Town (ID:482091703)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
He claims :.... damned with faint praise.

It looks like the body is designed around a 3.5" floppy disk. As it happens I still have a PC that can read those, but I think I am a rare exception. Otherwise it is a museum piece, and if I wanted one I'd keep an eye open in junk shops and car boot sales.
Must say I am always suspicious of listings which contain more (uncheckable) information about the seller than the item.
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Went through the first 1st 10 pages of shopgoodwill, that's as much as I can take. Found this gem...
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There is a photo where it can be identified as a Promaster 2500PK.

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This is said to be a collector's item that works well. Yeah right. Sigh...

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Wants you to pay $3000 to haul away his discards.

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She says "It's a steal"...
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Wants you to pay $3000 to haul away his discards
They say :
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If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
Maybe we should ask if there is any fungus?
They also say there is Pentax in there; can anyone spot any Pentax?
Love the flash bulb gun - my father had one like that, took three size D batteries in the handle.
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There might be some good individual pieces in there but I somehow doubt it. The asking price is very ambitious.The world would be a better place if people look upon it as finding a good home for their unwanted gear instead of a money making opportunity.

Then again, if it is too cheap some dealer will snap it up and sell the good stuff at inflated prices. I have seen it happen. There was an SMC Pentax F 50mm f/1.7 for a good price in the classifieds. I reached out two hours after the ad was published but it was gone already. Three days later an identical lens popped up on a dealer's website for about five times the price. Coincidence? I don't think so. That lens is still up for sale...

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She says "It's a steal"...
USD200 for a ten or eleven year old entry level camera with kit lens? Of course there is robbery involved but the seller will not be the victim.
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There was an SMC Pentax F 50mm f/1.7 for a good price in the classifieds. I reached out two hours after the ad was published but it was gone already. Three days later an identical lens popped up on a dealer's website for about five times the price. Coincidence?
You dont even need to wonder about coincidences. I sold some antique software, still boxed and shrink-wrapped (yes, people collect that stuff) on Ebay for a reasonable price. Three days later, presumably as soon as the buyer received it, it was back for sale by my buyer for twice the price.
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Here is a different animal. This website will sell you a Kodak from 2008 for just over USD600. I smell a deceased rodent.


Kodak EasyShare ZD710 Digital Camera, 7.1 Megapixel, 10x Optical + 5x ? ShiptuOnline

The worst part is when sellers of used goods use links like the above to justify their exorbitant prices. Sigh...
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