Monday, 20 August 2012

Digital history (Kodak DCS 420 & 520)

I was always wondering how first digital images were looked like. Recently I had a chance to acquire  Kodak DCS 420 (circa 1994) and Kodak DCS 520 (circa 1998). Both are one of the first professional digital cameras. DCS 420 is using Nikon N90S camera body and DCS 520 is based on Canon EOS 1N. It took some time, efforts and additional parts to revive them and get some meaningful output results. Here it goes.
Kodak DCS 420, Nikkor AI-S 28 mm  1: 2.8
Kodak DCS 420, Nikkor AI-S 28 mm  1: 2.8
Kodak DCS 520, Canon EF 50 mm 1:1.8 AF
 Kodak DCS 520, Canon EF 50 mm 1:1.8 AF
Detailed report about gear, computer setup and processing tricks is coming. Stay tuned.

Cheers,
vkphoto

1 comment:

  1. Nice cameras. I started witht the DCS410. The battery was always an issue so I shot it mostly with the AC adapter. I remember the hassles of being tethered with the big thick SCSI cable and shooting to the IBM Microdrives. Drop one and you were out $700!

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