New Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n: New 14Meg Full Frame Sensor

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by deryck lant, Feb 12, 2004.

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    Much more . . .

    This is going to be the year of the Nikon system.

    deryck lant, Feb 12, 2004
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    columbotrek Guest

    I was excited when I heard the news. At last a full frame digital
    sensor! Then the letdown. They put it in a hobbled body! Such a sensor
    should be embodied in a F5 / F100 class device. The F100 or F5 are
    built like they deserve to cost 3 or 4 Grand. The N80 does not. The CAM
    900 needs a focus annoy light, the CAM 1300 does not. The N80 can not
    meter with AI lenses where as the F100, and F5 can. The shutter of the
    N80 is limited to 1/4000 sec with a flash sync of 1/125 instead of the
    1/8000 & 1/250. I suppose with the rate new digital bodies are
    obsoleting their predecessors, there is no reason to package them in a
    robust shell. The cameras of the 1970s and before were built to last and
    after 30 years many have. Especially those cared for and CLDed once a
    decade. Next year today's gee whiz will no longer do. And are built
    with a disposable concept in mind. I am so disappointed; Again. I am
    going to stay with film a while longer.
    columbotrek, Feb 12, 2004
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    Adam F Guest

    damned right
    my guess is nikon won't let them use the f5 or f100, in which case i think
    they should tell them to stuff off and use the dynax 9 body - there is quite
    a sizeable minority of enthusiasts and semi-pros with big minota glass who
    would pay good money for a 14MP dslr based on the incomparable 9 (or even
    9Ti, since cost isn't really an issue!)
    how do i know this? they've been whingeing about the lack in the minolta
    yahoo forum for years now ;)

    adam f
    Adam F, Feb 13, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I'm hoping that Minolta's post Maxxum 7 digital project is indeed a
    Maxxum 9 class digital too. Whether full frame is really required is
    subject to debate. (And no, I'm not in the mood to debate it).

    Kodak's choice of the N80 frame is in part driven by the very large
    amount of Nikon glass out there....

    Alan Browne, Feb 13, 2004
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    Lourens Smak Guest

    Well at least Kodak understands something Fuji has missed completely:
    The 14n (and this new one) are actually built extremely well.
    F100-class, I would say. (But I agree the F5 is in a different league)

    Lourens Smak, Feb 14, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Oh, so you mean the Kodak 14n lacks sufficient dust and moisture seals
    on the back cover? ;-)

    On a different subject, has anybody seen online samples directly comparing
    the new DCS Pro SLR/n with the old DCN Pro 14n? had just a
    preview of the new camera, not a full test.
    Bill Tuthill, Feb 16, 2004
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    Lourens Smak Guest

    I mean the 14n is basically built like a tank. (apart from the top plate
    and wimpy flash.) The back cover is quite irrelevant with a digicam...
    I'm interested in the price... anybody knows this? will it be cheaper,
    the same, or more expensive, than the 14n?

    Lourens Smak, Feb 16, 2004
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    deryck lant, Feb 17, 2004
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    Sample images here you can directly compare with previous review of 14n:

    deryck lant, Feb 17, 2004
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