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Re: filmscanners: Digital Shortcomings

Lynn wrote:
> Todd wrote:
> >A friend of mine got a Kodak DCS420 (one of the $30,000 pro
> >systems you're talking about) for under $1,000 on eBay.
> Now *that's* an interesting proposition. Does anyone know the particular
> specs? (I don't--that 30k was so far out of my price range I never
> to follow up). Where would one do a look-up?

It's fairly low-res (a little over 1MPixel I think). The other problem is
that because the CCD doesn't cover an entire 35mm film frame, they mask off
everything but a center rectangle. I played with my buddy's DCS and I wasn't
impressed at all. If you want the full specs, try going to kodak.com and
searching for "DCS420". I'm sure you will turn up something.

I'd like to get my hands on one of the new D1 models to play with. I might
consider going digital if it's as good as people are saying. I have two
digicams of my own, but because they're both consumer grade, hence
point-and-shoot, they feel like "toys" to me. Even though they both have
full manual overrides on the controls, and one has Tv and Av-priority, it
still feels like a little toy. It just don't feel like a "real camera" to me
unless it's at least an SLR. :-)

    -- Todd

Todd Radel - thr@schwag.org

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