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February 12, 2005 10:35:03 AM

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Hi,

Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.

Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
shoe.


Thanks,

W
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February 12, 2005 11:36:39 AM

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In article <110rtslella2bd0@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
> Hi,
>
> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
>
> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
> shoe.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> W
>


22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.

It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.

I sold it a few weeks ago for $300 with a couple of 64mb chips and a 128mb
chip.

The ONLY drawback was a fairly short battery life.

You will want to get a spare and keep it charged. (about $30 from Sony.com)

In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
to replace it with the V-3.



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Larry Lynch
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February 12, 2005 8:32:30 PM

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Larry <larrylynch3rd@comcast.net> wrote:

>In article <110rtslella2bd0@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
>> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
>> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
>>
>> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
>> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
>> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
>> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
>> shoe.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> W
>>
>
>
>22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
>the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.

That is very good to read about.
>
>It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.

What kind of shot to shot times do you think you were getting?
>
>I sold it a few weeks ago for $300 with a couple of 64mb chips and a 128mb
>chip.
>
>The ONLY drawback was a fairly short battery life.
>
>You will want to get a spare and keep it charged. (about $30 from Sony.com)

It comes with a spare, and I keep an inverter in my car for all my
digital power needs.
>
>In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
>to replace it with the V-3.

I noticed that it didn't do raw but then my P-32 didn't do tiff.

This digital stuff is neat. I seldom get out my film cameras anymore.
I wonder if a digital back has ever been made for a Cannon F-1?

I thank you for your positive review.

Wes


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February 13, 2005 12:55:59 PM

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In article <110t0t1ea5dnrdc@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
>
> >In article <110rtslella2bd0@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
> >> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
> >> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
> >>
> >> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
> >> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
> >> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
> >> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
> >> shoe.
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> W
> >>
> >
> >
> >22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
> >the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.
>
> That is very good to read about.
> >
> >It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.
>
> What kind of shot to shot times do you think you were getting?
> >

Very short "shot to shot" times (though I never seriously measured)

>
> It comes with a spare, and I keep an inverter in my car for all my
> digital power needs.


If you are getting a spare, I recommend the stand alone charger for that
battery, I dont remember the price but Sony has it.


> >In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
> >to replace it with the V-3.
>
> I noticed that it didn't do raw but then my P-32 didn't do tiff.

Like I said, I was REALLY happy with the camera, and found it easy to use.

One thing I didn't mention... outdoors in sunlight you'll want to use the
optical view finder, the LCD is small and not particularly bright (a shade of
some sort will help though.

> This digital stuff is neat. I seldom get out my film cameras anymore.
> I wonder if a digital back has ever been made for a Cannon F-1?
>
> I thank you for your positive review.
>



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Larry Lynch
Mystic, Ct.
February 17, 2005 1:13:31 PM

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Larry <larrylynch3rd@comcast.net> wrote:

>In article <110t0t1ea5dnrdc@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
>>
>> >In article <110rtslella2bd0@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Guy at work is offering me a Sony DSC-V1 to replace my Sony P-32 that
>> >> has a dead flash unit. The guy takes care of his stuff, has way more
>> >> cameras than he needs, I think he is a camera junkie.
>> >>
>> >> Anyway, US 275 for the camera, extra battery and case and 64mb mem
>> >> stick. Seems like a okay deal. My only concern is how reliable has
>> >> the DSC-V1 been in the field. My P-32 lasted 14 months before the
>> >> flash gave the E:91:01 error. At least the V1 has an external hot
>> >> shoe.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Thanks,
>> >>
>> >> W
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >22,000 pictures with mine over one years time (mostly with a Sunpack Flash on
>> >the hot shoe) and I was REALLY pleased with it.
>>
>> That is very good to read about.
>> >
>> >It was VERY fast for a pocket sized camera, and it did VERY good color.
>>
>> What kind of shot to shot times do you think you were getting?
>> >
>
>Very short "shot to shot" times (though I never seriously measured)
>
>>
>> It comes with a spare, and I keep an inverter in my car for all my
>> digital power needs.
>
>
>If you are getting a spare, I recommend the stand alone charger for that
>battery, I dont remember the price but Sony has it.
>
>
>> >In case you wonder why I sold it...it doesnt do RAW only jpg & tif. I intend
>> >to replace it with the V-3.
>>
>> I noticed that it didn't do raw but then my P-32 didn't do tiff.
>
>Like I said, I was REALLY happy with the camera, and found it easy to use.
>
>One thing I didn't mention... outdoors in sunlight you'll want to use the
>optical view finder, the LCD is small and not particularly bright (a shade of
>some sort will help though.
>
>> This digital stuff is neat. I seldom get out my film cameras anymore.
>> I wonder if a digital back has ever been made for a Cannon F-1?
>>
>> I thank you for your positive review.
>>

The guy backed out on the deal. He decided that he didn't want to
sell it after all. Problably didn't help that we both got our 5% of
annual pay performance bonus today. I have a DSC-V3 on order. I have
a feeling that the V1 would have made me very happy.

I thank you again for the feedback.

Wes
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February 17, 2005 7:37:07 PM

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In article <1119d1mnjh5vg4a@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com says...
> The guy backed out on the deal. He decided that he didn't want to
> sell it after all. Problably didn't help that we both got our 5% of
> annual pay performance bonus today. I have a DSC-V3 on order. I have
> a feeling that the V1 would have made me very happy.
>
> I thank you again for the feedback.
>
> Wes
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> Reply to:
> Whiskey Echo Sierra Sierra AT Gee Tee EYE EYE dot COM
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>

If I didn't have an F-828 I'de be ordering the V-3 today!


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