Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/02/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Interesting piece on the Digital R
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 13:38:32 EST


I'm afraid we can't do business. 

The Canon EOS-1Ds the 11-megapixel, full-frame, gasketed-for-armageddon-duty, 
$7,999 digital body. I'm not sure what's stuffed in box under your desk, but 
I won't be converting it to an EOS 1v film camera for you. (Darn. That would 
have worked out soooo well for me.)  

Chris "dejected, despondent and digitally thwarted" Lawson

In a message dated 2/14/2004 11:14:17 AM Mountain Standard Time, writes:

I'm just reading off the camera. I don't know much about Canon. You wrote
"Canon EOS 1v" but I read "Canon EOS 1 Ds" on the camera. The "D" was
written below the EOS 1? (I'm at home now, I don't remember the letter ?
stood for).

It'd got a Kodak back (like the one planned for Leica ... in a way). You
can remove the back, stick your grubby fingers all over the sensor (if you
want). There's a frameline in the viewfinder showing the smaller taking
rectangle for the sensor and the back is connected to the camera by a
couple of wires going up in a hole where the take-up spool normally would
be. It looks like a real "hack" if you ask me.

The room for putting film is still there, but not the takeup spool. This
goes gack to 1998, I think. It's hardly ever been used.


On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 wrote:

> Daniel,
> If what you have "in a box stuffed under [your] desk" is truly a Canon
> EOS-1Ds (in like-new condition and in perfect working order), I will gladly 
> it to a brand-new-in-box-with-USA-warranty Canon EOS 1v. Heck, I'll even 
> in a roll of Tri-X and a packet of D-76.
> Chris Lawson
> > I don't know if I would describe the R8/9 as an elephant. Hunchbacked
> > maybe, but in comparison with most other DSLR's from Canon, Nikon and
> > Kodak it about average. Back at my old job we had a 1Ds and it's a beast.
> > Feli
> Feli, I've got one here too (in a box stuffed under my desk). I wonder if
> they can be converted back to film cameras?
> That Kodak back is a real killer (SCSI cables instead of USB or Firewire
> ... sheesshh)
> Daniel
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