Coverting Kodak DCS cameras to film

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by piggyme, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. piggyme

    piggyme Guest

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience converting the any of the
    Kodak DCS cameras to shoot film.
    In particular the DC 420,520,620 and 760 (or any others)
    From what i have read the 420 is fairly easy to convert requiring only a
    back and battery holder/cover.
    Would appreciate it greatly if anyone would share their knowledge or
    experience.
    Thanks
    Nav
     
    piggyme, Jan 15, 2006
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  2. Why in the name of God would you want to do it?
     
    Michael Weinstein, Jan 15, 2006
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  3. piggyme

    piggyme Guest

    Michael wrote
    They all have really high end bodies (eos1, f5, n90s etc) but do sometimes
    sell quite cheaply because the ccd is obselete in terms of megapixels.

    Am I in the wrong ng?

    thanks
    nav
     
    piggyme, Jan 15, 2006
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  4. I can't say i've ever seen a Kodak DCS going cheaper than the body it's made
    of- eos 1s and f5s are at record low prices these days, i've got eos 1 and
    1n bodies for sale sub-£400 at my store and they simply don't sell, I may be
    forced to drop the price further. n90s (F90X here) should be selling for
    £200ish.

    Martin
     
    Martin Francis, Jan 15, 2006
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  5. piggyme

    Kinon O'cann Guest

    I've got to believe that with the price of film bodies dropping like stones,
    it's far easier and far cheaper to just buy a film body, if you want one.
     
    Kinon O'cann, Jan 15, 2006
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  6. piggyme

    ajuk.uk Guest

    The Nikon prices might start to go up sson.
     
    ajuk.uk, Jan 15, 2006
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  7. piggyme

    Mike King Guest

    I have a DOA DCS 200 (8008 body) something wrong with the Kodak innards.
    Easy conversion, requires only a spare back and focus screen. Since I
    already own two 8008s's which I installed E-screens and upgraded one with
    the cheap data back and one with the high end back, I have all the pieces I
    need. FYI I really wanted to use the DCS200 for IR since it does not have
    an IR filter but it has issues.

    Iit was cheaper that an 8008 so I figured what the heck when I bought it.
     
    Mike King, Jan 15, 2006
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  8. piggyme

    zeitgeist Guest

    Why in the name of God would you want to do it?
    yup, a scan of closed auction prices on ebay shows that F5s going for about
    $600, even older model kodak's go for more than that.
     
    zeitgeist, Jan 17, 2006
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