Windows 98 era digital camera drivers?
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Hi. I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this question (couldn't decide whether it should be here or /g/)
I have come into possession of a couple of older digital cameras. One is a Pentax EI-100. The other is a Concord Eye-Q Easy.
Both have USB cables, but Vista refuses to talk to either of them. Downloading and installing the Windows 98 driver software (just finding it was an adventure in itself) has had no effect.
Are there drivers for these for Vista? The first is out of production, the second's importer apparently went bankrupt a decade or more ago and their Web page is long gone. These were gifts from a relative, now deceased. I would really like to be able to use them. I put fresh batteries in them. They appear to power up and take pictures as designed, and there is no visible damage to either one's cable, but my PC can't communicate with either of them. And I really don't want to have to have a Windows 98 box just to use old cameras.
If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be most appreciative. Thanks.
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Good evening, /p/
I bought a second-hand Canon Rebel DSLR and, after a few outdoor shots, noticed spider-web lines you see in the left side of this picture. They only show up under certain lighting conditions, so I didn't see them when testing the camera out.
The lens is fine, but I found the lines on the sensor itself. I tried cleaning the sensor myself (first dry, then with a commercial solution) with no result (the pic is after the cleaning).
Anybody have any idea what this could be and if I have any options, or could the camera be as good as bricked?
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Camera-Specific Properties:Equipment MakeCanonCamera ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSLens Size75.00 - 300.00 mmFirmware VersionFirmware Version 1.0.7Serial Number0520200428Lens NameEF75-300mm f/4-5.6Image-Specific Properties:Image OrientationTop, Left-HandHorizontal Resolution72 dpiVertical Resolution72 dpiImage Created2012:11:28 11:23:50Exposure Time1/1000 secF-Numberf/14.0Exposure ProgramNormal ProgramISO Speed Rating100Lens Aperturef/14.0Exposure Bias-2 EVFlashNo Flash, CompulsoryFocal Length75.00 mmColor Space InformationsRGBImage Width667Image Height1001RenderingNormalExposure ModeAutoScene Capture TypeStandardExposure ModeProgramFocus TypeAutoMetering ModePartialSharpnessUnknownSaturationNormalContrastNormalShooting ModeManualImage SizeLargeFocus ModeManualDrive ModeSingleFlash ModeOffCompression SettingFineMacro ModeNormalWhite BalanceAutoExposure Compensation1Sensor ISO Speed160Color Matrix129
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How do you see other photographers? I used to think highly of it, until i came to /p/ and saw how many people try to make a name for themselves, as an easy way of making money, regardless if they ever had one photograph truly appreciated outside the circlejerking going on on specific forums. I started to become disgusted by photographers and photography. Not real photography, but snapshitters on autofire, that go by the 'if you throw enough shit at a wall and something will stick'...
I dunno man...theres a choice here, man up, not give a fuck and pursue what you like tik you make it, but chances are you never will...or just switch to casual snapshitting instead of it being a full time hobby that might never turn to something solid. Its not that i have high hopes and had all my faith put into pressing a shutter to give me food, but for fucks sake man, all these c&c threads, 'hey guise am i good yet'...fuck, if you have to ask, you're probably shit anyway.
This is just me venting cause i suck at fucking everything i like, but fuck, photography...dunno man...theres no easy way to the top.
Kill me, idgaf.