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Slight upgrade. Nothing really to write home about...







Dec 03, 2011 at 07:07 PM
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nice tv! 52 or 60inch?


Dec 03, 2011 at 07:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Finally Getting a Chance to Upgrade!


Don't be fooled! The Sony Mavica will outperform your new upgrade.

who am I kidding.



Dec 03, 2011 at 07:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Finally Getting a Chance to Upgrade!


I like your new CF card!


Dec 03, 2011 at 07:50 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Finally Getting a Chance to Upgrade!


I mean, that's a nice "Welcome" decoration, but I don't think it warrants a new post.


Dec 03, 2011 at 08:14 PM
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What that thing is massive!


Dec 03, 2011 at 08:37 PM
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Is that a lighthouse?


Dec 03, 2011 at 08:43 PM
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That reminds me, I need to add 48 Hours to my netflix queue.


Dec 03, 2011 at 09:03 PM
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Aah the Mavica... Five pics, change floppy, five pics, change floppy, *grunt grunt* - disk full, change floppy... Memories


Dec 03, 2011 at 09:04 PM
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wait, wait. i'm fairly young, but - you'd actually stick a floppy disk into the mavica?


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Is that Eddie Murphey?


Dec 03, 2011 at 11:33 PM
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What is that on the TV, 48 Hours?

EBH



Dec 04, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Finally Getting a Chance to Upgrade!


abam wrote:
wait, wait. i'm fairly young, but - you'd actually stick a floppy disk into the mavica?


Yup! Hence the size. Seems odd, I agree, but given the cost and availability of flash memory at the time, I guess it was the only viable way to go. It had some really good functions for its time though, like manual focusing, video(!) and the option to turn the lcd backlight off in order to save your battery.



Dec 04, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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I knew a guy that bought that same Sony bought the 3 year warranty and now has the same Nikon rig as yours. Love those BB warrantys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dec 04, 2011 at 12:57 AM
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abam wrote:
wait, wait. i'm fairly young, but - you'd actually stick a floppy disk into the mavica?


Yes. They had low-res sensors with 640 or 800 pixel outputs IIRC, so the jpegs were small. It actually worked well for what it was. Since everyone had floppies and computers could read them, there was minimal additional cost. As you can imagine IQ was not so great. Later on there were digital cameras with mini-CD (8cm) writers. They were a bit of a problem as the disk had to be finalized or the images were lost. I recall they were marketed toward law enforcement too for a while.

EBH



Dec 04, 2011 at 01:42 AM
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wow - how far we've come.


Dec 04, 2011 at 07:16 AM
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so what is up with elastic on lens hood
I think that was big upgrade



Dec 04, 2011 at 01:09 PM
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euua wrote:
so what is up with elastic on lens hood
I think that was big upgrade


It's a rubberband. Often, I will put team rosters around the hood so I know who is who when I work. I'm a sports shooter.



Dec 04, 2011 at 03:01 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Finally Getting a Chance to Upgrade!


Here are the specs...

First Digital camera Sony Mavica (circa 1997) to present day Nikon D3x studio camera riding a Nikkor 600 f/4 VRII with a 2x III. Upgrades listed below...

Storage: ~20 images on 1.4mb floppy to as many as 20,000 images on a 16GB CF card.

Reach: 42mm to 1,200mm (1,800mm in crop)

File Size: ~20kb per file to as much as 20mb (~1000x larger) on CF.

Cost: Around $200 at the time. Present cost of this Nikon setup new is around $20,000.

Image Quality Difference: Priceless!





Dec 04, 2011 at 03:04 PM





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