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Mark Amies
07-08-2009, 04:35 PM
I am sure that Stuart at System Insight can back me up on this, but it seem that we are entering the final days of the HiTi730PS.

We have 2 left here, and I have just been speaking to a gentleman looking to buy one for this weekend.

After that last machine is sold I think there will be no more.

So in some ways sad news, as the HiTi 730 was very much the machine that a great many event guys cut their teeth on.

Bit of a Harry Patch moment................ :cry:

Gary Clarke
07-08-2009, 05:36 PM
How long do you think the media will be avaliable for ?

Mark Amies
07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
I have no idea, but I don't think you need to worry for quite some time. I guess you could ask them directly through their site- may be interesting to hear what they say to a user.

Mark Amies
07-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Oh, I meant to say - the guy did buy it. So I think there is one left in stock, need to check as I think it was a return item. But then that wil be it.

Jeremy Nako
08-08-2009, 08:24 AM
Mark

I think the last remaining unit should be donated to the EPS museum so that future generations of event photographers will be able to wander around and stare in amazement at the old fashioned machinery that we used.

" Of course son.. that was used many, many years ago.. well before the development of (ICIP) intra-cranial image propogation. "

"Oh yes.. hard as it may seem now that we send the images directly from camera to the guests brains.. there was a time when we had to produce prints to earn a living"

"How we laugh at those good old times now...."

john christopher
08-08-2009, 10:50 AM
That's a really good idea.....Along with a Mitsubishi CP8000DW and a Canon 10D. What other museum pieces should go into the Event Photographer's Hall of Fame?

The Dark Dude
www.events-horizon.co.uk (http://www.events-horizon.co.uk)

john christopher
08-08-2009, 10:53 AM
BTW: Jeremy

Isn't (ICIP) intra-cranial image propogation just another word for internet porn?
:rofl:

The Dark Dude
www.events-horizon.co.uk (http://www.events-horizon.co.uk)

simon coates
08-08-2009, 10:54 AM
What other museum pieces should go into the Event Photographer's Hall of Fame?
http://www.events-horizon.co.uk
Errr.... Jeremy Nako?

Simon

Jeremy Nako
08-08-2009, 11:01 PM
Errr.... Jeremy Nako?

Cheeky git :)

ian griffiths
09-08-2009, 06:05 AM
The 10d is a newcomer!

The two ground-breaking cameras that made digital possible and really deserve a place in The Hall of Fame are the Kodak DCS 620 (Nikon F5) and Kodak DCS520 (Canon EOS1n) they were the cameras that signalled digital has arrived and proved tp many the days of mass film use were numbered.

I still have a DCS520 and still use it occasionally, weighs 3 tons but at 2mp for evening, in Homers words "Its still good"

Mark Amies
09-08-2009, 08:18 AM
Simon - I think Mr Griffiths preceded Mr Nako!! :lol:

Maybe EPS could have a 'vitual museum', with all the old kit, so we can be amazed by the developments.

Here's a task - find the first dye sub printer, and put a picture up!

( Hmm- was it s Mitsubishi?, a Sony?, a Citizen?, a Copal?, a Shinko - OR!- was it the janitor?!)



( anyone over 50 won't get that - Hong Kong Phooey - 1970's kids cartoon by Hanna Barbera)

Trudy Trafford
09-08-2009, 08:24 AM
The number one super guy!!!!

Jeremy Nako
09-08-2009, 09:12 AM
Isn't (ICIP) intra-cranial image propogation just another word for internet porn?

Noooooooo !!

For those that arent up with the latest technology, ICIP is the replacement for the ICIS (Inter Cranial Image Suggester).

Whilst ICIS was a good system in its day, the memories tended to fade whereas the new system uses new enzyme technology which guarantees fade resistance for 200 years.

Come on JC.. move with the times baby !

john christopher
09-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Yo Jeremy

Now you're talking 21st century Hard Core as compared to 1980's Retro. I prefer my porn with a decent storyline so I'll leave the GONZO for you. :rofl:

The Dark Dude
www.events-horizon.co.uk (http://www.events-horizon.co.uk)

john christopher
09-08-2009, 10:37 PM
When the Canon/Kodak DCS 520 first hit the market, it was a arm and a leg to purchase, limiting ownership to newspapers, press agencies and the privileged few which included our Mr Griffith's.

So for me (poor and working class) the digital world really didn't get off the ground until the arrival of the Nikon D1. For a Canon man, the D1 was just a awful camera to use until Canon launched the D30 which was actually useable outside a studio environment. So here you have it. The DCS 520, The Nikon D1 and the Canon D30. You pays your money, you make your choice.

The Dark Dude
www.events-horizon.co.uk (http://www.events-horizon.co.uk)

john christopher
09-08-2009, 11:02 PM
One other entry into the Hall of Fame and it's a book.

Rob Galbraith's "The Photojournalist's Guide to Digital Photography". I've got the 4th edition of the book and even though my edition was published in 1999, it's still (IMHO) still relevant to every single event tog on this forum. It's also a bloody great read, with NO dirty pictures.....
:D

The Dark Dude
www.events-horizon.co.uk (http://www.events-horizon.co.uk)

Stuart Morley
14-08-2009, 02:32 PM
How long do you think the media will be avaliable for ?

We have loads of media in stock. There are no plans for phase out the media for a very long time. We sold loads of these and still sell the media. I would imagine like any manufacturer that media is available for as long as there customer buying it. Manufacturers make there money on the media so they have a vested interest. :-)

I maybe wrong but I believe any manufacturer has an obligation to supply consumables for a certain length of time (10 years springs to mind)


Kind Regards

Stuart

Gary Clarke
14-08-2009, 02:41 PM
How long do you think the media will be avaliable for ?

We have loads of media in stock. There are no plans for phase out the media for a very long time. We sold loads of these and still sell the media. I would imagine like any manufacturer that media is available for as long as there customer buying it. Manufacturers make there money on the media so they have a vested interest. :-)

I maybe wrong but I believe any manufacturer has an obligation to supply consumables for a certain length of time (10 years springs to mind)


Kind Regards

Stuart

I printed my first prints last night and can't believe how good they look but then they were taken with a 1Dmk2 and 300mmf2.8L :lol:

Stuart Morley
20-08-2009, 08:08 AM
The 730PS was certainly an ideal solution for people looking to get into Event Photography. I know of one guy who made £12,000 in a month using two! - not bad for an initial outlay of £660 (exc. media).

It will be sadly missed but the main reason for stopping production was that they couldn't get hold of the little lcd screens anymore and they would have had to retool using larger screens.

You did occasionally get a dust spot if the printer was left for a while and despite being a funny blue colour and looking like a fan heater they were VERY reliable and produced good quality prints.

The P510S Series that replaces the 730PS is very neat and they offer roll fed upto 6x9 with integrated screen and WiFi and standalone mode (no PC needed) bit like a 730PS on steroids and starting a standard roll fed dye sub prices.

Stuart Morley

System Insight

http://www.systeminsight.co.uk