• Hello, Guest! Welcome back, and be sure to check out this post for more info about the recent service interruption and migration.

Share your Apple Quicktake 100/150/200 Photos here!

ronan

Well-known member
Any comments or questions regarding the camera while using it yet in public yet? lol

No comment from public yet, but my girlfriend did ask me : “so you have photographic film in this ?”

Other questions/remarks she said :
“How many pictures can you store ? Oh that’s not a lot”
“Can you delete a single picture?”
“Oh it works with aa batteries!”
 

joshc

Well-known member
The QuickTake name is still being used by Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-mk/HT211150

Not as exciting as the original QuickTakes though. I had a 200 once, it was always a bit flakey (bad capacitors??) and I didn't end up keeping it.

I'm really enjoying the photos people have been posting, please keep on doing it!
 

MindWalker

Well-known member
@ronan : those night photos look really good! Especially the first one; all the colour/compression artifacts really disappear and there's very little that gives away the small resolution.

And OMG that idea of QuickTake panoramas, brilliant! :love: And really cool the fact that the cameras can hold the images for years, would be fascinating to find more of those!
 

MindThreat

Active member
No comment from public yet, but my girlfriend did ask me : “so you have photographic film in this ?”

Other questions/remarks she said :
“How many pictures can you store ? Oh that’s not a lot”
“Can you delete a single picture?”
“Oh it works with aa batteries!”

lol that's hilarious and great all at the same time :D It's funny, on the 200 I had no idea you could view multiple thumbnails until I saw the box and was like wait a minute, it can't do that -- read the manual -- turns out it can do that lol

And OMG that idea of QuickTake panoramas, brilliant! :love: And really cool the fact that the cameras can hold the images for years, would be fascinating to find more of those!

Yeah, I'm down the rabbit hole of making that happen now. I actually managed to get in touch with one of the guys who used a Kaiden kit specifically made for the QuickTake in the 90s for taking panoramas. Still wild to consider it was even a thought let alone a product and actual thing. Talk about timing though, he mentioned getting rid of his QuickTakes just a few weeks back after having them all this time. He used the term 'recycled' though I didn't bother to ask beyond that.

Didn't really take into consideration that you only get a one chance go at making them which is why having a laptop with you or multiple 150s would be required, since it takes 16 shots to properly stitch together a panorama. Coincidentally exactly the number of pictures you can store unless you want to go ultra low res.

Learned that you mount the camera on its side so that it's 640 height by whatever the final cropped panoramic image results in so experimenting with that will be a challenge.

A few while out at Portillo's this evening for dinner, taken with the QT200:

Glass window pane closeup...
glasspane2.jpg
Thought the lighting gave it a Blade Runnerish vibe but...
HotDogLight.jpg
Cropped and sharpened in PhotoShop:
CocaCola.jpg
 

CC_333

Well-known member
I just looked for some QuickTakes on eBay because i want a piece of this action, but hilariously, they cost almost as much as my Nikon D700 DSLR did!

c
 

MindThreat

Active member
I just looked for some QuickTakes on eBay because i want a piece of this action, but hilariously, they cost almost as much as my Nikon D700 DSLR did!

c
I don't know how much you paid for your Nikon (they appear to be going for $300 on eBay right now?) or what part of the world you're in, but you can find a QuickTake 150 generally under $50 in the U.S. if you wait and or make offers. There's a ton of them out there (like 20+ listed currently) and quite honestly, I don't think they're worth that much unless you're a collector and want the entire boxed, manual, etc. setup to add to a collection.

I think the most I ever paid for one was $60 shipped but that came with the filters, travel case and a bunch of extras. I won a few of them for $19 plus like $8-$12 shipping.

For sake of comparison, I just won a completely packaged Sony Cybershot F717 with lens and filters and hard case for $44. It has been one of those cameras I've wanted my entire life and only recently started to look out for one since I've been getting more and more into photography again and managed to win that entire setup for what feels like nothing. Sure, it may be only 5MP but with the Carl Zeiss lens it takes some really great photos.

The 200 on the other hand... good luck.
 

MindThreat

Active member
Decided to try something a little different this evening after finally getting the Kanga loaded up proper after all this time (from the 1400c)

ps6.jpg

That was to use MS Office 98 to write up a blog-styled outting using the QuickTake 200 photos embedded, something you would have certainly done in the 90s. Maybe for a school project. I realize now however that it's actually no longer summer (whoops), I blame the 75-degree weather. It was really nice out tonight though and certainly still felt like summer!

Not a terrible would-be blog hardware setup for someone to use, even in 1998?

Summer1.jpg
Summer2.jpg
Summer3.jpg
Summer4.jpg

Out of time, otherwise I would have tried printing one of the photos on the StyleWriter 2200. Will have try that later.

Adding "Film Grain" to some of the pictures, especially the darker ones, helps curb that digital edge. Tends to brighten them up a bit too.
 

Crutch

Well-known member
This is a fun thread and some of your photos are really good and nicely composed entirely aside from their vintage tech interest. Thanks for sharing!
 

bibilit

Well-known member
Cool thread, got a new phone recently to replace my IPhone 8, and the name QuickTake is used for some cool video options.
Nice to have the name used again, my QT 150 is not as thin as my new phone !
 

MindWalker

Well-known member
@MindThreat: that Office 98 blogging workflow is a nice touch! (y)😄 That 'Groovy Graffiti' headline really screams early Office WordArt, love it!

Here's two more from today (the morning sun on my walk to work is getting a bit too harsh, I need to figure out targets on another time of day...)

Image 1.jpeg

And (by accident) here is a pretty succesful panorama (four landscape pictures, combined on modern Mac in Photoshop with a small upscale to compensate for the crops I needed on the edges).

QuickTake_panorama1.jpg
(On the left is Helsinki Shipyard, the tall building on the right is a recently-built Clarion Hotel Helsinki).
 

68k family

Well-known member
Finally followed the link from Facebook. Here are some shots i took with my QuickTake 150 and my PowerBook 3400c. I have more from when i put the QuickTake up against my floppy Mavica.
 

Attachments

  • Image 5 - 1_9_04.jpg
    Image 5 - 1_9_04.jpg
    479.5 KB · Views: 15
  • Image 5 - 4_16_21.jpg
    Image 5 - 4_16_21.jpg
    468 KB · Views: 13
  • Image 7 - 4_16_21.jpg
    Image 7 - 4_16_21.jpg
    307.1 KB · Views: 13
  • Image 3 - 10_13_21.jpg
    Image 3 - 10_13_21.jpg
    647.6 KB · Views: 13
  • Image 4 - 10_13_21.jpg
    Image 4 - 10_13_21.jpg
    646.7 KB · Views: 12

68k family

Well-known member
Here is my road warrior setup. 3400c - 144mb ram - 6gb hard drive, 9.1 and 240mhz chip.
 

Attachments

  • pb setup.jpg
    pb setup.jpg
    2.8 MB · Views: 13

MindThreat

Active member
@MindWalker beat me to it :p that pano is awesome! You're probably the only person in 2021 to have created a panorama with a QuickTake :D Hopefully I'll have some free time in a few weeks to give it a proper try. How was it by accident? I'm guessing you used a tripod? That or you're a surgeon with precision-like steady hands lol

The first one reminds of the good old Bryce rendering days, if you remember that program at all? :)

@68k family dig the open field and car(truck)-wash shot with that neon pink vibe! makes me miss my old Garmin GPS days too.
 

MindWalker

Well-known member
I was planning to take shots on both horizontal and vertical, but I was running a bit late and had to rush it... I took a single set of four photos, by hand and was expecting it to never align nicely... but the accident was that it did and the result looks very nice! "By chance" might have been a better choise of words. I let Photoshop run with its geometric distortion fixes et al so it did crop quite a bit, but it wasn't too bad.

Ah yes, the old rendering demos with always a set of reflective spheres! I must say I am more familiar with those in the Amiga-context!

@68k family: love that road warrior setup! Also I see you have the leather case for the camera, nice!
 

Bolid

New member
I had QuickTake 150 before.. so here are some old photos...
 

Attachments

  • 53.JPG
    53.JPG
    77.9 KB · Views: 5
  • 57.JPG
    57.JPG
    101.3 KB · Views: 4
  • 76.jpg
    76.jpg
    66.4 KB · Views: 6
  • 81.JPG
    81.JPG
    69.5 KB · Views: 5
  • Foto 2.JPG
    Foto 2.JPG
    77.2 KB · Views: 7
  • Ducati.JPG
    Ducati.JPG
    93.1 KB · Views: 7
  • 90.jpg
    90.jpg
    56.3 KB · Views: 5
  • Foto 4.jpg
    Foto 4.jpg
    83.2 KB · Views: 7
  • Foto 11.jpg
    Foto 11.jpg
    63 KB · Views: 7
Top