How long has it been since you've seen on of these?

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Obsidian6, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    BOOM! One of the first, if not THE first digital camera. Ever. I got this a long while back as a gift, I wish I had a way to use it. Everything still works on it!
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_camera#History

    I recall my father owning a huge textbook-sized digital camera that you operated somewhat like a pair of binoculars or an oversized rangefinder. I don't think they were that uncommon. Just expensive. :eek:
     
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  6. Obsidian6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I had a way to use it. But it's fun to have as a collectable. I'm going to keep it on my desk when I move :)
     
  7. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

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    pretty cool. um maybe a dumb question but why cant you use it??
     
  8. Obsidian6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Only works with OS 7.5-9 and only connects with a serial to serial cable. Which doesn't come on any recent macs.
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Or for that matter, any one made in the last 10 years or so. :p
     
  10. mrmayor92 macrumors 6502

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    buy a really old mac then :D
     
  11. Ronix macrumors member

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    Serial to usb cord.... actually are pretty easy to find and are cheap. Then figure out what happens after plugging it in. Might only work with OS 7.5 to 9 because that was all that was available that time.
     
  12. completeidiot23 macrumors member

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    i got one, but i think its the 150 model, 'cos it came with windows software.

    I can use it, 'cos my dads windows machine has a serial connection, and the software works on XP.

    I also have the 200 but, don't have any cab;es for that.

    And a Newton 2100
     
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